Italian Main course

Ellen’s best ever pizza

Ellen is the neice of one of the best friends we ever had, this is a recipe for the pizza’s they made together when Mike was looking after the kids


Cooking time
30 mins


For the Pizza dough:
300g of bread flour
teaspoon of salt
teaspoon of dried yeast
tablespoon of olive oil
200 mls warm water

For the tomato sauce:
about 200g of passata
1 clove garlic pressed
3 or 4 basil leaves torn
grated mozzarella (plenty)
parma ham
black olives (halved)


Add all the dough ingredients in a bowl and mix till you get a sticky dough. Move onto a floured surface and kneed for 5 – 10 minutes.

Next mix the passata, garlic and torn basil leaves to make the tomato sauce and set aside.

Divide the dough into 2 even sized balls, and roll out into rough pizza shapes.

spread the tomato topping onto the pizza dough, sprinkle a little of the mozzarella, then add the parma ham, pepperoni and black olives. Top with some more basil and the remainder of the mozzarella.

Bake in a hot oven (240oC) for about 8 mins.

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