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Cherry tomato wholemeal pizza

Recipes  Main Meals  

A gorgeous, tasty and healthy pizza, with olives, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.

Ingredients

  • For 4 pizza bases:
  • 500g wholemeal bread flour
  • 10g fresh yeast and a little brown sugar or 10g of dried yeast
  • 350ml warm water

  • For the sauce:
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 medium can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • A splash of extra virgin olive oil
  • A little salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • For the topping:
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Kalamata olives
  • A few sweet cherry tomatoes
  • Some torn basil leaves
  • Plenty of fresh mozzarella cheese

Cooking Process

  1. Chop the onion and garlic extra fine.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the onions and the garlic.
  3. Let that cook down for about 8 mins.
  4. Add the tomato paste and the chopped tomatoes and leave to cook for bit.
  5. Mix the fresh yeast with the sugar and the warm water (not too hot!).
  6. (If using dried yeast, just mix with the flour, before adding the water).
  7. Wait 5-10 mins or so for the yeast to activate and go frothy.
  8. Add this to the wholemeal bread flour.
  9. Mix it up.
  10. Knead the dough for a few minutes.
  11. Leave for 30 mins to rise.
  12. Cut the dough into four portions.
  13. Stretch one portion out and roll it flat.
  14. Carefully place it into the pizza dish and cut off the excess edge.
  15. Spread some sauce and add the torn olives and sun-dried tomatoes.
  16. Rip and add the mozzarella and the fresh basil.
  17. Put in a preheated oven at maximum heat and let it cook for about 10 mins.
  18. Take it out of the oven and it’s ready to serve.