This weekend has been one of The Pizza. We have pizzas for dinner Saturday night, pizza for lunch today and backed it up with a side of garlic pizza with our spaghetti bolognaise for dinner! If you happen to follow me on Instagram (just look for meeganharvey) you will have seen a few of our concoctions over the weekend.
Obviously, the Circus loves pizza. Particularly homemade pizza. With homemade pizza bases. It’s the best! We have each have our own favourites, or try something a little left field without messing up someone else’s flavour combination.
We also have a favourite pizza base recipe. It is super easy and works every time. It’s not even really a ‘recipe’ as such!
Yoghurt Pizza Base
1 cup SR flour
1/2 cup Greek or natural yoghurt
Just mix together until it clumps together and you can easily kneed on a dusted bench. Or, throw it all in your mix master with the dough attachment and let it go until it’s all combined. I do find this way a heap easier and faster.
Roll out to desired thickness on a floured bench. This recipe is great for a thinner crust.
Now, this is where you have a few choices!
You can either -
1. Top and cook your pizzas at this step
2. Or you can store the dough in the fridge for up to a few days
3. Or you can cook just your bases until just golden in a moderate oven, and then freeze them to thaw and top another day
4. Or you can cook the bases until just golden and then top them with your favourite combinations and cook again until your cheese is all gooey and golden.
I have used all these options, and the dough works for all of the above!
1. I always add some sort of mixed herbs, or crushed garlic or parmesan. The base is good plain, but the extra kick of flavour just adds to the whole yumminess.
2. Less sauce is better. Too much base sauce makes for a soggy middle, and no one wants that!
3. I always sprinkle a little cheese on top of the base sauce and then continue with toppings, adding another teeny little bit of cheese on the top. You really don’t need a lot of cheese on a good pizza! This is a little trick I learnt from my little sister, who worked in a pizza shop as a teenager (Thanks Jodie!!)