Cooking pizza

So you've bought some fresh dough balls and now you want to know how to turn them into some tasty pizzas. Well, we've got you covered. We've got 2 simple techniques for you that will get you that delicious pizza you've been waiting for – the oven method and the frying pan method.

What you'll need:

- Flour (we recommend semolina but plain flour also works)
- A pizza sauce (check out our Easy-peasy Pizza Sauce recipe)
- Your favourite toppings
- An oven or frying pan and grill depending on the method you choose.

1: The Oven

This is a great way to make beautiful pizza and all you've got to do is whack it straight in the oven! Boom!

  1. Fire up your oven to 250ºC/500F/gas 9. We want it hot!
  2. Make sure your dough ball is at room temperature so it's nice and stretchy.
  3. Dust a clean work surface with flour.
  4. Using a floured rolling pin or your hands (make sure they're dry!) shape and stretch the dough into a rustic circle around 10 inches in diameter.
  5. Move your newly shaped dough onto a floured baking tray or pizza stone and add your toppings.
  6. Bake in the oven for 7–10 minutes.
  7. Eat and enjoy! 

2: The Frying Pan

Maybe the closest thing to wood-fired pizza that you might get in a pizzeria.
It's so easy, yet so delicious! Hallelujah!

  1. Preheat your grill to the highest setting. The hotter the better!
  2. Make sure your dough ball is at room temperature so it's nice and stretchy.
  3. Dust a clean work surface with flour.
  4. Using a floured rolling pin or your hands (make sure they're dry!) shape and stretch the dough into a rustic circle around 10 inches in diameter.
  5. Heat up your frying pan on the hob until smoking hot.
  6. Carefully move your newly shaped dough into the pan – no need for any oil or butter.
  7. Spread a thin layer of sauce and add your favourite toppings.
  8. Once the base begins brown (it should only take 1-2 minutes, you can check by lifting up a corner with a spatula) transfer the pan to the highest shelf under the grill until the pizza looks golden and bubbly.
  9. Eat and enjoy! 
  10. Repeat until you're stuffed (if that's even possible).