About this recipe: This chewy pizza base is quick to whip up. It's made in the bread maker, shaped, topped with pizza toppings and baked to perfection.
I made this by hand several times and it was so easy. I am astonished that people have become so lazy to make things by hand anymore . Bread machines and such make people lazy and incompetent. God gave us hands for a reason;to create things. Also how can you put love into the food when a cold machine is touching the food instead of you? You need to put your love and soul into the food and that can only be done with your bare hands. This recipe is very good and tastes lovely and most of all so easy to do by hand. I found that 175ml of water wasn't enough so I used about 200ml instead which should be 1 part boiling and 2 parts cold. If the dough is too wet or dry you can always add more water or flour until you have the right texture. I Kneaded it on a work surface by hand for 10 minutes which is plenty of time to get it elasticated enough. The dough should be moist but not sticky and then I placed it in a greased bowl covered with a clean tea towel to rise in a warm boiler cupboard. The boiler cupboard is a good place to let dough rise, it doesn't just double in size it will triple. I also added 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon salt because a pizza base shouldn't be sweet in my opinion. I like to have a slightly salty garlic taste. I shall not be buying shop bought pizza anymore either, you can certainly notice the difference in the quality and the shop bought ones are poor quality compared to homemade. This is like Pizza hut Pizza at a fraction of the cost. - 15 Oct 2014