Step 1:

  • 1) to start with, lets make the pizza base. Simply combine all the base ingredients – so the flour, salt, yeast, warm water and oil – and form into a dough.
  • Step 2:

  • sprinkle a bit of extra flour onto a kitchen surface and give the dough a good knead for 5-10 minutes. You basically need to stretch the dough with your palm, and if you don’t break out in a little sweat then you’re not doing it right!
  • Step 3:

  • once kneaded, the dough should be soft – leave in the bowl and allow to rest.
  • Step 4:

  • 2) fry the red onion slightly on a low heat until soft in a little oil, then add the rest of the ingredients for the sauce and set aside to cool.
  • Step 5:

  • 3) preheat the oven to 220c, then you can start to shape your pizza bases. Half the dough and roll out – if you have rectangular baking trays then simply roll out the shame shape with abit extra to form a crust. If using traditional circular trays, give the dough a little roll then gently pull and tug the dough edges to form a circular shape – again, leaving a bit extra to form a crust.
  • Step 6:

  • 4) place your dough onto your trays, and roll over any extra dough to form a circular crust – then spoon over your delicious base tomato sauce then top with your choice of toppings. I recommend layering the meat first, then the veg and finally the cheese on top so it has a chance to bubble and turn golden in the oven.
  • Step 7:

  • 5) slide into the oven and bake for 12-15 mintues or until crispy and golden then cut into 8 even slices and serve to your house/flatmates using the scizza – that way there will be no arguements over who has had the biggest or smallest slice!
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