Pizza Express with a liquid dough

014Simply put: when you have no time to waste in making a proper dough…. but be warned, it makes for a deep pan pizza!

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 350g pizza flour, as in all prepared in a packet
  • 1 pack of easy-blend dried yeast
  • 300ml lukewarm water

Preparation:

  • Mix all the ingredients together and expect a very wet dough

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  • Pour into a pie or tart tin, lined with grease-proof paper

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  • Add your favourite toppings

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  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 210°C/ 190°fan/ Gas 6 for about 25mn

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Pizza with a Twist

You could be forgiven for thinking that I must feed my children solely with cakes or cookies but it isn’t so!  I do like cooking in general but it would have to be an unusual savoury recipe for me to want to share here…. as it was at the week-end! Not the recipe itself: a pizza! but with a twist…. Camera was at the ready! I was inspired by a video seen on line, brioche and Nutella of all things and I actually decided to go savoury on this one! Wonders never cease!

pizza with a twist

Pizza dough:

I won’t bore you with the details, I did mine in my bread machine, dough setting, mine is liquid in first:

  • 420ml water + 45ml or 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Sprinkle over 675g bread flour, covering all the liquid
  • Add in separate corners: 3tsp salt, 1½ tsp sugar and 1½ tsp easy-blend dried yeast

Once cycle over, I knocked it back gently onto a floured surface:

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I divided the dough in 4 rolls, working one at a time, covering the others aside.

Base: the first one, I rolled wide enough to cover my pizza stone, onto a baking sheet, checking the size before warming the stone up in the oven, preheating at 220°/ 200°fan

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Cover in your preferred pizza tomato sauce:

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Second Roll: try and roll it to the same size so it covers your base:

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My boys wanted bacon bits and I used shop-bought grated mozzarella as a middle layer:

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Third Roll: same again, cover on top and S’more cheese, it is a pizza after all!

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Fourth Roll: Roll and cover your last layer. Now the fun begins!

  • Place a glass upside down in the middle of your pizza and cut 4 quarters

quarters and cut each quarter into 4 slices (tip: use scissors!)

  • Take 2 slices in each hand and twist twice, going opposite way ( right hand goes right and left hand goes left)

twists tuck the 2 ends together

  • Do the same all around your glass

rose and it should look like this!

  • More grated cheese: I keep telling you, it is a pizza!

smore cheese I took my hot stone out of the oven and just slid the baking sheet on top. Bake in the oven for 30 to 35mn, turning it round 2 or 3 times, until cooked as a pizza should be!

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Just perfect, it fed all of us (4) with one “petal” spare…. I know what I’m having for lunch! :dinner: