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Healthy Homemade Pizza

Healthy homemade pizza. Making your own pizza takes a bit of effort and time but once you have tasted it there is no going back. Friday night is firmly pizza night at my house!

Ingredients

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Pizza dough

Tomato sauce:

Topping:

Instructions

  1. Add the yeast and sugar to the lukewarm water and mix together using a fork, then leave for a few minutes.
  2. Pile the flours and salt on a clean work surface and make a large well in the middle.
  3. Carefully pour the water into the well and using a fork gradually combined with the flours. Finally, bring together to form a ball using your hands, then knead the dough for 10 minutes so you get a smooth soft dough. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a large bowl, sprinkle the top with flour then cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise for 30-60 minutes.
  4. While the dough is resting, make the tomato sauce. Add the oil to a small saucepan over a medium heat, add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, add the basil and the passata and simmer gently for 20minutes.
  5. When ready to cook,  place the pizza stone (or stones) in the oven then preheat the oven to 240C.
  6. To make the pizza, divide the dough into 4 pieces. Dust the worktop with flour, and roll out the each pizza to about 10 inches, place it on a wooden pizza board which has been dusted with a little semonlina flour.
  7. Spread each pizza with a small amount of tomato sauce (less is best) and sprinkle with grated mozzarella.
  8. Transfer to the pizza stoane and cook the pizza for 7 minutes.

Notes

You may wish to add different toppings.

Healthy toppings include ham, chicken, prawns, anchovies, vegetables such as onions, peppers, courgettes, olives, chilli, etc.

Avoid high-fat toppings such as pepperoni, salami, sausage, extra cheese

Food Portion Guide:

To cut the calorie intake, try serving 1/2 pizza with a large salad

Nutrition

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