Dough and Bread . . .

​Pizza Dough
Makes 6 pizza bases.  Recipe can be halved.

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Ingredients
7 Cups of Plain White Flour
3 Tablespoons of Instant Yeast
1 Tablespoon of Salt
2-3 cups of warm water

Method
Mix all dry ingredients.Add warm water bit by bit, you may not need to use all the water.  Your dough is better to be flaky dry than sticky wet.The more you knead it, the less flaky it becomes.  Knead for 3 or 4 minutes.Texture should be smooth but not sticky.
Leave in warm area covered with a damp warm teatowel.  Allow 20 minutes to rise.
Once risen, roll out THIN. Be sure to poke all over evenly with a fork before topping, to stop little heat bubbles in your base.
Always have plenty of flour underneath the  pizza base (before you top) This allows base to slide on and off the pizza paddle easily.
Note: Always slide pizzas directly onto the granite when cooking.  Pizza stones and trays are going to prevent that delicious crispy base and take longer to cook.




Pizza Bread​

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Ingredients
3 Cups of Plain White Flour
1 Cup of WholeMeal Flour
2 Tablespoons of instant Yeast
1/2 Tablespoon of Salt
2 teaspoons of Ground Cumin
1-2 cups of warm water

Method
​Mix all dry ingredients. Add warm water bit by bit, you may not need to use all the water. Your dough is better to be flaky dry than sticky wet. The more you knead it, the less flaky it becomes. Knead for 3 or 4 minutes. Texture should be smooth but not sticky. Makes about four pizza breads.
Leave in warm area covered with a damp warm teatowel. Allow 20 minutes to rise.
Once risen, grab a handfull and roll out thin. Be sure to poke all over evenly with a fork before topping, to stop little heat bubbles in your base.
​Topping Ingredients
Olive Oil
Finely chopped Garlic
Whole Cumin Seeds
Fresh fine chopped Rosemary
Sliced Black Deli Olives
Sliced semi Sundried Tomatoes
Ground Rock Salt
Method
Ideal oven temperature is 280 degrees celcius. Drizzle a Tablespoon of Olive oil over the rolled out raw dough. Sprinkle the topping over the base evenly, according to desired taste. Slide it into the oven for a few minutes. Wallah!!! For your next pizza bread, try a whole new flavour by topping with Olive Oil, garlic, fresh basil, dried Oregano leaves and plenty of salt.

Dipping Oil
Put in a small dipping bowl two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and 5 tablespoons of olive oil. Finely slice a few leaves of fresh basil and add to the dipping bowl for presentation.

​Bon Appetite!