Get your space sorted & grab the right ingredients/equipment!
You can't make a pepperoni pizza within a messy kitchen so lets sort out the basics first; get that kitchen tidy! Once you've got your space together, these are the ingredients you'll need:
- Tomato Puree
- Good quality cheese (mozzarella is recommended)
- A pepperoni sausage
- Pinch of dried herbs (optional)
- Dried yeast
- Olive Oil
You can of-course forget the water, olive oil, dried yeast, sugar, salt and flour if you're looking to cheat and use a pre-made pizza base (not recommended!).
You'll also need the following equipment:
- An oven (would be handy!)
- Baking paper
- Rolling Pin
- Baking tray
Preheat the oven to the max°
Let's get cooking!
If you are going to make your own pizza base, firstly grab a bowl, fill it with water (of around 300mls) and add in 2 teaspoons of dried yeast aswell as 1 1/2 teaspons of sugar. After giving the yeast 20 minutes to sit, sift 500 grams of flour into the bowl and add 3/4 of a tablespoon of salt and then add around 2 3/4 tablespoons of olive oil.
Once that's all done, get kneading! Knead for around 10 to 15 minutes, make sure you knead well, once finished kneading leave the dough to sit for 2 hours to prove. After two hours, knead it again and then roll it out in a pizza shape.
Once it's in the pizza shape, put it in the oven and set a timer for 9 minutes. Once it's finished, take it out and turn the heat down to 220°.
Finishing up ...
Spread the tomato puree over the base leaving around an inch spacing from the edge.
If you want to add a pinch of dried herbs to enhance the flavour, add the dried herbs now.
Add slices of pepperoni (as much as you want!) and then sprinkle the cheese on top.
Place the pizza back in the oven for another 3 minutes.
Take it out. Hopefully it's perfect and you can now munch on your homemade pepperoni pizza.
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