1 to 1 ½ cup warm water
2 tablespoon dry yeast
2 teaspoon sugar
4 cups flour
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
Combine ¼ cup of the water with the yeast and sugar stir to dissolve the yeast, and let stand until bubbly, about five minutes
Meanwhile, mix the flour, oil and salt in the food processor and process for about five seconds.
Add the yeast mixture into the flour mixture, and process about 10 seconds, or until blended.
Turn on the food processor and drizzle just enough of the remaining water through the feed tube so the dough forms a ball that cleans the sides of the bowl. It might take a while, but keep at it! Let it roll around inside for about 25 rounds – this is kneading at work!
Put the dough into an oiled bowl, and cover it with a tea towel, leaving it to rise for 10 minutes. After those ten minutes it might feel a bit light and airy so knead it out a little.
Stretch the dough onto a pre-oiled tray and put it the oven for around 15 minutes at around 180C. This makes two pizza bases.
Once it is nearly cooked, take it out and allow it to cool for a couple of minutes. Top it with your toppings (we like Hawaiian pizzas) and either put back in the oven until the cheese is melted or in the fridge for when you are ready for it!
I like this recipe because:
• I don’t need to put all the effort of making the dough by hand and doing a lot of waiting and kneading because the food processor does all it for me
• I already know how to use the food processor, so I don’t need to master the bread machine (which is how our friends make it)
• It is a pre-cooked base, so I don’t have to worry about cooking the toppings and the dough at the same time and the dough turning out doughy
• I can make this whenever and keep it in the fridge until I’m ready