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Cheese and Tomato Pizza

cheese tomato pizza

Hello everyone, today I've been making a Cheese and Tomato Pizza. I love making pizza at home but sometimes my circular shape is a bit off. I don't have the professional technique of twirling the dough around to get a perfect circle. This time I decided to go with a large rectangle as it is easier to roll out. You can absolutely shape this recipe into a circular pizza if you prefer the more traditional shape.

I have a couple of other pizza ideas I'll share on the website in the next months. I'm thinking a deep pan stuffed crust recipe and a simple French bread pizza would be fun recipes to share.

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Cooking Method
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 80 mins Rest Time: 120 mins Total Time: 3 hrs 35 mins
Servings 2
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Have an Italian night and try making your own pizza at home with my delicious and simple recipe for Cheese and Tomato Pizza

    For the pizza base:
  • 155 grams bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons dried active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 90 milligrams warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • For the pizza sauce:
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 100 grams fresh tomatoes (chopped)
  • 200 grams chopped tomatoes (canned)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pinches black pepper
  • Toppings:
  • 200 grams mozarella (sliced)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 onion (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  1. Mix the dry ingredients for the pizza dough together in a large mixing bowl

  2. Stir in the olive oil and water and beat with a dough hook on an electric blender for 5 minutes or knead by hand

  3. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave in a warm place for one hour while you make the pizza sauce 

  4. Place all the ingredients for the pizza sauce in a large saucepan and bring to the boil with the lid on

  5. Simmer the sauce for 30 minutes and then remove the lid and cook for another 30 minutes stirring occasionally - the sauce should be thick but still juicy

  6. Remove the dough from the bowl and wrap in the cling film and refrigerate for one hour

  7. Preheat the oven to 200 oC and roll out the pizza dough into a 12 ” circle or large rectangle 

  8. Prick the dough with a fork, this stops air bubbles forming in the dough as it cooks and bake in the oven for 8 minutes

  9. Remove from the oven and top with the pizza sauce, if you have any leftover sauce it can easily be frozen

  10. Top with the sliced mozzarella, onion, cherry tomatoes and oregano

  11. Bake in the oven for another 10 minutes or until the toppings are golden

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