Recipe

Garlic cheese pizza

This simple vegetarian pizza uses a homemade pizza base. If you haven't done it before, making your own dough can be very satisfying. Experiment with your favourite toppings.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4, Makes 1 Item
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Ingredients

Garlic cheese pizza
  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup grated mozzarella
  • 100 gram fetta, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoon small oregano leaves

Method

Garlic cheese pizza
  • 1
    Combine flour and salt in a large bowl; make a well at the centre. Stir yeast into 1/2 cup lukewarm water in a jug; stir in 1/4 cup oil. Pour yeast mixture into flour; stir to make a firm dough.
  • 2
    Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 5 minutes or until smooth. Place in a clean, lightly oiled large bowl; cover with plastic food wrap. Half-fill a kitchen sink with warm tap water. Place bowl in water; stand for 30 minutes or until dough doubles in size.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Combine remaining oil and garlic in a small bowl. Punch down dough. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to a 30cm round (to fit on a pizza tray). Place dough on oiled tray and shape an edge.
  • 4
    Brush dough with some of the garlic oil. Top with cheeses. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden. Drizzle with remaining garlic oil. Sprinkle with oregano. Serve at once.

Notes

Makes 1 pizza Make this base, then top with your favourite ingredients; cooking time will vary. Wrap cooled bases individually in plastic food wrap then freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in fridge overnight.

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