National Pizza Day ! 9th February 2021

If your up for a challenge why not make a hand made pizza at home and share pictures of your finished pizza.

Here's a sample recipe or why not try your own!


Pizza Dough: Makes enough dough for two 10-12 inch pizzas

  • 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) warm water (105°F-115°F)

  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) of active dry yeast

  • 3 3/4 cups (490 g) bread flour

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (omit if cooking pizza in a wood-fired pizza oven)

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Pizza Ingredients

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Cornmeal (to help slide the pizza onto the pizza stone)

  • Tomato sauce (smooth, or puréed)

  • Firm mozzarella cheese, grated

  • Fresh soft mozzarella cheese, separated into small clumps

  • Fontina cheese, grated

  • Parmesan cheese, grated

  • Feta cheese, crumbled

  • Mushrooms, very thinly sliced if raw, otherwise first sautéed

  • Bell peppers, stems and seeds removed, very thinly sliced

  • Italian pepperoncini, thinly sliced

  • Italian sausage, cooked ahead and crumbled

  • Sliced black olives

  • Chopped fresh basil

  • Baby arugula, tossed in a little olive oil, added as pizza comes out of the oven

  • Pesto

  • Pepperoni, thinly sliced

  • Onions, thinly sliced raw or caramelized

  • Ham, thinly sliced

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