Recipe

Tomato and mozzarella pizza

Homemade pizza ready in less time than delivery!

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Express pizza dough
  • 1½ cups (225g) "00" flour, bread flour or plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fine table salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup (125ml) warm water, approximately
Fresh tomato & mozzarella
  • ½ cup tomato passata
  • 400 grams thickly sliced mixed baby heirloom tomatoes
  • 150 grams torn buffalo mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon roasted pine nuts
  • ¼ cup small fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup shaved parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Method

Express pizza dough
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • 2
    Place flour, yeast, sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor; pulse for a few seconds until combined. With the motor operating, pour in oil and the water, processing until ingredients come together. Process for a further minute or until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a large oiled stainless steel bowl; cover with plastic wrap.
  • 3
    Turn the oven off; place the bowl of dough in the turned off oven for 15 minutes or until dough doubles in size. Remove bowl from oven. Use dough to make one of the pizzas on the following pages.
Fresh tomato & mozzarella
  • 4
    Make pizza dough.
  • 5
    Oil two oven or pizza trays; place in oven then preheat to 240°C.
  • 6
    Divide dough into two portions; roll each portion on a floured surface into a 15cm x 30cm oval.
  • 7
    Place dough on trays; spread with passata. Bake pizzas for 15 minutes or until bases are browned and crisp.
  • 8
    Top pizza bases with tomatoes and mozzarella; drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Sprinkle with nuts, basil, parmesan and olive oil.

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