Preparation info

  • Makes


    large pizzas
    • Difficulty


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By Tessa Kiros

Published 2003

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You can vary the toppings and use anything from only tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese, to any of the following ingredients — olives, rocket, gorgonzola, grilled capsicum, zucchini, mushrooms, artichokes, red onions, anchovies, capers, salami, ham, spicy sausage, or other favourites.


  • 25 g (1 oz) fresh yeast
  • 310 ml (


In a bowl, combine the yeast with the tepid water and the pinch of sugar and leave it to activate. Put the flour and half a teaspoon of salt in a separate large, wide bowl or onto a work surface, and make a well in the centre. Add the yeast and the olive oil to the centre, and mix in with a fork to incorporate. Knead with your hands for about 10 minutes to get a smooth, compact dough. Add a lit