Saturday, 31 August 2013


Making pizza may appear difficult, but it is actually very easy to make, and healthier than the one you will buy! Because there is a variety of pizza toppings you can make, I have only wrote how I made the pizza base. What I put on the pizza will only be written as a suggestion, because there is so much more/less you may like to put on your pizza. 

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Makes: 2 medium/large sized pizzas
  • Prep time: 2 hrs + half (for dough to rise)
  • Cooking time: 20 mins
What you will need:

For the pizza base

650g strong white flour
1 x 7g sachet of yeast
2 tsp salt
25ml olive oil
50ml warm milk
325ml warm water

Suggestions for pizza topping

Tomato puree/sauce
Cheddar cheese
Mozzarella cheese
Sundried tomatoes
Onions, finely chopped
Bell peppers, sliced
Mushrooms, sliced
Thyme (za'tar)

How to make:

1) Mix the flour, yeast, salt, olive oil and milk together in a bowl

2) Gradually add the warm water, mixing until a soft dough forms

3) Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic

4) Place into a clean large bowl, and cover with a damp towel. Leave for 1 + 1/2 hours to rise, or until doubled in size

5) Knock the dough back a little, then knead again until smooth. You may wish to leave it to rise for a further 30 mins, or I just divided the dough into two balls, and rolled it out with a rolling pin to make a round pizza base

6) Oil the pizza pan with vegetable oil, if necessary, and place the pizza base on it. Put the toppings of your choice. I also made stuffed crust by placing cheese at the edges and folding over the edges, then poking the dough down to ensure it is sealed

Normal pizza before going into the oven

Stuffed crust pizza before the oven

Before putting in the oven

Normal pizza out of the oven

Stuffed crust pizza out of the oven

Absolutely delicious mashAllah, and it really is not difficult to make! Enjoy!

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