Last night Amanda and Ian came over for some drinks and pizza.
I made the dough from scratch and the girls made the pizzas.
They turned out really well.

Here’s the recipe we used:

Pizza Dough

400ml lukewarm water
7g sachet of dried yeast
15g caster sugar
700g bread flour, plus extra for dusting
30g table salt
60ml extra virgin olive oil
50ml milk

Step 1: Add 2 tablespoons of the water to the yeast and mix until combined. Add the remaining water and the sugar and stir again.

Step 2: Tip flour and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer with the dough hook attached. Turn mixer onto low speed and add yeast mixture. Let it mix for 2 minutes until the dough comes together. Add oil and milk and mix for another 4 minutes until smooth and elastic.

Step 3: Lightly dust a clean work surface with flour. Remove dough from the mixer, scraping the dough hooks. Knead the dough for a couple of minutes, dusting with more flour when necessary. Shape the dough into a ball.

Step 4: Lightly dust a clean chopping board with flour. Place the dough on the board and cover with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm, draught-free place to prove for 20 minutes.

Step 7: Cook for 7-10 minutes.

Step 5: Cut the dough into 8 x 150g portions and roll into balls. Cover with the tea towel and set aside on the floured board to rise for a further 60 minutes or doubled in size.

Step 6: Pre-heat the oven to 250C with the pizza stone in from cold. Dust the back of a clean baking sheet with a mix of flour and polenta and place the base on top.  Make the pizza and slide it swiftly from the baking sheet to the pizza stone.

Step 7: Cook for 7-10 minutes.