When you’ve got mozzarella that needs using up and you want something to cheer you up at the end of the first rainy day in months, pizza is the way to go.
We pretty much used the BBC Good Food recipe (words are mine).
300g strong bread flour
1 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
For each pizza:
handful fresh basil or 1 tsp dried
1 garlic clove , crushed
125g ball mozzarella , sliced
The Making Of
First make the base:
In a large bowl place the flour, yeast and salt.
Pour in 200ml warm water and the olive oil and combine with
a wooden spoon your favourite pink silicone spoontula.
Knead for 5 minutes and then leave aside (if you need to go to the supermarket, this is the time to let your dough rise!).
Then ask a penguin to make the sauce by combining the passata, fresh basil and garlic.
Preheat the oven to 240C and put a baking sheet in the top of the oven to heat up.
If the dough’s been rising, knead it briefly and split into two balls.
Roll/stretch them out.
Top the pizza with sauce and shredded mozzarella and bake for 10 minutes. Repeat.
Pictures will arrive later, courtesy of Penguin Photography.