In the past few weeks, the weather’s been teerible here in London. And what is the best comfort food you can make when you get home as cold as ice, as sick as a dog and as wet as wet can be? Pizza of course! So here is a simple, affordable and quick recipe that will perk you up.
Ingredients (1 person)
- 175 g of flour
- 60 ml of warm water
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 5 g of dried yeast
- tomato puree (as much as you like)
1. Sift the flour into a bowl, dig a well and add salt. Melt the yeast in the warm (not boiling hot, you savage!) water and then add it to the flour.
2. Mix with a spatula while adding the olive oil.
3. Mix (with your hands) until you have a homogeneous dough, bit sticky but not too much.
4. Put a towel over the dough and leave to rest for 2 to 3 hours in a warm place (near a heater, or by a window on a sunny day) until the dough has doubled in volume. (I usually prepare the dough before going to my lectures so that the pizza is nearly done when I come back)
5. Knead again and then roll out the dough on a greased baking sheet. Brush the top of the dough with olive oil (to prevent it from getting soggy from the toppings) and garnish with tomato puree, salt and oregano/herbs.
6. Bake in a hot oven (200-180 degrees) for 10 minutes.
7. Then add as much mozzarella as you like and put back into the oven until the mozzarella is melted.
Et Voila! A nice and delicious pizza (with vegetables on the side, ’cause I am a healthy *eating brownies*), so exquisite that you’ll want to invite all your friends to dinner so they can taste it (you know who you are).
What about you? Have you tried another recipe? Do you have any comfort food you like to make? Let me know in the comments below ☾