Monday, July 26, 2004

Basic Pizza base

Makes 2 bases.

2 cups plain flour (maida)
2 teaspoons (10 gms) fresh yeast, crumbled
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil or oil
1 teaspoon salt

* Combine all the ingredients except the olive oil in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water until it is smooth and elastic.
* Add the olive oil and knead again.
* Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and allow it to prove till it
doubles in volume (approx 15 to 20 minutes).
* Press the dough lightly to remove the air.
* Divide the dough into 2 equal parts.
* Roll each portion into a circle of 250 mm. (10") diameter and 6mm.(1/4")
Use as required.

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