Make our famous Neethlingshof Pizzas at home and join us for Live Streaming Wine Down Wednesdays!
INGREDIENTS: (Yield 6 pizzas)
1kg Cake Flour
10g sachet dry yeast
Pinch of salt
Tsp olive oil
500ml lukewarm water
METHOD: Pizza base
- In a large mixing bowl sift the flour, salt and dry yeast together
- Add olive oil to the flour
- Rub the olive oil “lumps” between your fingers to minimize
- Slowly add the lukewarm water a little at a time, kneading the dough until you have a “playdough” consistency.
- If the dough is still sticking to your hands, add a sprinkle of flour. If the dough is dry add a sprinkle of water.
- Once kneaded through, put aside in a warm spot to rise for half an hour, covered with a damp cloth.
- Once the dough has risen, break off approximately 200g pieces of dough and roll into balls.
- Set your dough balls to one side on a flour covered surface, dust with flour and leave for a further 20 minutes to half an hour.
- Turn oven on to 200 degrees Celsius on thermofan
- When ready, you can roll out your bases – remember to keep enough flour on the surface to prevent the dough from sticking – once rolled out, (bases will be around 30cm in diameter) place on your baking tray before you put on your toppings.
70% Mozzarella 30% Cheddar
METHOD Garlic base
Place a tablespoon of crushed garlic in the centre of your base, add a dash of salt, rosemary and chopped onions. Add olive oil as needed to spread the toppings evenly over the base of the pizza.
As an alternative, sprinkle some of your cheese mix over the pizza.
Pop in the oven for around 8 minutes or until the pizza starts to discolour slightly – the rim should be crisp, but not hard.
1 Tin Italian chopped peeled tomatoes
1 small tin tomato paste
tsp sweet basil
tsp garlic (or not)
METHOD Tomato base
Mix all the above ingredients together.
Spread evenly over your pizza base
Sprinkle the base with some of your cheese mix to “bind” your toppings to the base.
Add your preferred toppings and sprinkle a little more cheese on top.
The amount of cheese would depend on your preference, however do not add too much as it will run off the edges of your base,