Pizza Base Homemade
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- 3 tsp superfine sugar
- a small amount more than 1/3 cup warm water
- 1 sachet active dry yeast (7g)
- 2 1/4 cup plain flour
- 1/3 cup Pumpkin Seed Meal
3 Tbs Maine-ly Drizzle's Pumpkin Seed Oil + extra,
- 1/2 cup extra warm water
In a cup blend sugar and the 1/3+ cup of warm water. Add yeast, gently stir to combine then set aside. Within 5 min the mixture will activate and foam - if no bubbling occurs, discard and start again with fresh yeast.
Combine flour, Pumpkin Seed Meal and salt in a large bowl. Add the Pumpkin Seed Oil, yeast mixture and 1/2 cup water. Mix with a wooden spoon until dough holds together (you may need to sparingly add extra flour or water).
Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. The dough should be soft, but dry to the heel of your hand. Knead dough for at least 10min to give the gluten time to develop.
After dough is kneaded, form into a ball and transfer to an oiled bowl. Roll dough around in the bowl to coat with oil, cut a small cross in top (this helps the dough to rise) then cover and seal bowl with cling wrap.
Set aside for 1 to 1 ½ hours to rise.
When dough is ready, remove from bowl and punch down to original size. Now its ready to divide and form into pizza bases! You can use your hands or roll out with a rolling pin from the center.
Makes 2 x 30 cm pizza bases ready to spread with your choice of toppings.