Mediterranean flavors in one simple homemade pizza! What a lovely recipe, ideal for parties or even better, for watching FIFA World Cup…
Serves: 8 Prep. time: 10′ + 1 hour waiting Cooks in: 25′ Ready in 1 hour and 35′
4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
2 packets active dry yeast (1/4 ounce each)
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus a little extra
2 tsp kosher salt
8 sundried tomatoes, preserved in oil, drained, chopped
5 heaped tbsp basil pesto ready made
300 g yellow mozzarella, coarsely grated
Preheat oven at 200οC/fan. Brush your baking dish with a little oil. Pour 1 1/2 cups warm water into a large bowl. Add yeast and let stand until foamy (5 minutes). Whisk sugar, oil, and salt into yeast mixture. Add flour and stir. When a sticky dough forms, transfer to an oiled bowl and brush top with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead 1 or 2 times before using.
Line the base of the baking dish with dough. Brush the surface with basil pesto and sprinkle with mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes.
Bake for 10 minutes, then turn down heat at 180οC and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese melts nicely. Serve immediately.