Herb Pizza Base
by Tarla Dalal
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Make your pizza base more special than the normal ones! this herb pizza base uses red chilli flakes and a horde of mixed herbs along with the usual ingredients like flour, yeast and oil, to enhance the italian touch. Top it with your favourite veggies, cheese and sauces, to create exceptional pizzas!
- Put the plain flour into a deep bowl, make a small well in the centre and add the yeast along with 2 tbsp of water.
- Cover the yeast with a small inverted bowl and keep aside for 5 minutes.
- Remove the bowl and add all the remaining ingredients and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
- Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and allow it to prove till it doubles in volume (approx. 15 to 20 minutes).
- Press the dough lightly to remove the air. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts.
- Roll each portion into a circle of 250 mm. (10") diameter and 6 mm. (1/4") thickness.
- Prick each circle 4 to 5 times with a fork. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for 5 to 7 minutes.
- You can also use a ready pizza base for any pizza.
- Fresh yeast can be easily purchased from your local bakery in small quantities.
- This pizza base can be topped with your favourite toppings.
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