Sunday, 26 September 2010

Thick Pizza Base & Simple Pizza Sauce

I have tried several recipes for thick-based pizza but this one gives a very soft, bread-like texture and is ever-so-filling.....and very very tasty. This recipe makes 3 whole 9inch pizza bases which can feed an army of children!!


  • 2 x 11 g sachets of dried yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup rapeseed oil
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fine cornmeal
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups plain flour


1. Dissolve yeast over warm water in mixing bowl. Leave it to rest for 2 minutes.
2. Add oil, cornmeal, salt and 2 cups of flour. Mix well.
3. Knead the dough for 4-5 minutes using a dough hook until the texture is smooth.
4. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and place it in a warm place for one hour or until it doubles in size.
5. Punch the dough once and put aside, again for an additional 40 minutes.
6. Divide into 3 equal pieces and shape each one into a ball. Flatten and roll into a pizza base.

Simple Pizza Sauce:
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 2 x 14 oz can plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano


1. Add garlic. Pour tomatoes and break them into small chunks with your wooden spoon.
2. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated and thickened. Add salt, oregano and pepper.

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authorMarina Mustafa. Author of ten cookbooks.

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