First posted: Mar 29, 2019

Easy Peasy Pizzas


I’m pretty sure most families have a favourite easy pizza recipe, but this is ours and it checks all the boxes that home made pizza should – ridiculously easy to make, and big on cheese and flavour. Also, the recipe is a brilliant blank canvas for so many different toppings – try your favourite classic combinations like ham and pineapple or bacon, avo and feta – or mix it up. Just make some soon!
And thanks to my fab friends at Le Creuset for collaborating on this recipe with me, we love #LeCreusetWeekends in our house X



Cooks in:        Serves:4

For the Pizza Dough
  • 1 x 7g sachet dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 500g flour
  • 1 level tsp salt
For the Topping
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes, juice drained
  • 4 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup roughly crumbed feta or goats cheese
  • 1 Tbsp each chopped fresh basil and mint, to serve
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, to serve

What to do

1. Add the yeast, sugar and olive oil to a large jug along with 300ml lukewarm water, stir and leave to stand for a few minutes.

2. Sieve the flour into the bowl of your stand mixer (with the dough hook attached), add in the salt and then slowly add in the liquid, mixing slowly and continuously for at least 5 minutes or until you have a smooth ball of dough.

3. Transfer the dough to a large, lightly oiled bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise in a warm spot in the kitchen for at least an hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.

4. Remove the dough, 'knock it back' by gently kneading to knock out the air and divide into 4 equal portions.

5. Pre-heat your oven to 200°C and roll out each portion on a lightly floured surface until about half a centimetre thick.

6. Cover each base lightly in chopped tomatoes, scatter over the sliced zucchini along with a drizzle of olive oil and then scatter over the cheeses and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.

7. Remove from the oven, add an extra drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle over the fresh herbs and lemon zest and serve immediately.

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