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New skills: how to make perfect pizzas at home

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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NatashaLS

Apr 24, 2020
4 minutes to read
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You’ve perfected banana bread, you’ve experimented with sourdough, next, how about adding homemade pizza to your lockdown repertoire? Our handy guide will have you making restaurant-quality pizzas in no time!

Here Philip Dennhardt, founder of Saturday Pizzas at Ballymaloe Cookery School goes through all the elements of pizza making, from foolproof dough to flavour-packed tomato sauce and creative toppings

THE DOUGH

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    Classic Pizza Dough

    The beauty of this pizza dough is that it’s wonderfully stretchy – you can even toss it in the air like a pizza-maker in Naples, which I do every now and then to impress the kids. This is the recipe I use for all the pizzas in the pizzeria and all our frozen pizzas. I like to use half ‘00’ flour and half strong white flour, but you can use all of one or the other

    THE SAUCE

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      Tomato Sauce for Pizzas

      This sauce is so versatile. Not only can you use it for pizzas, but it works well as a simple pasta sauce too and it can be frozen for up to six months. But if time is tight, you can make a perfectly good sauce simply by blending a can of good-quality whole plum tomatoes with some salt, , sugar and freshly ground black pepper,

      THE PIZZAS

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      Classic Pizza Margherita

      When you use top quality ingredients, pizzas don’t more deliciously simple than a Margherita

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        All-day Breakfast Pizza

        All of the best bits of a classic fried breakfast - on a pizza!

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        Roast Chicken with Thyme & Aioli

        What could be better than a roast chicken dinner on a Friday night, then using the leftovers on a pizza on Saturday?

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