Italy has it all -- beautiful countryside, great art,
opera -- and some of the most delicious food to be found anywhere on this
makes 2 bases
1 teaspoon dried yeast
5 ounces warm water
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
Sift the flour into the
bowl and add the dried yeast. Add the water and the oil; stir
thoroughly until it forms a dough. Knead until smooth and
stretchy. Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise for 30
minutes. Grease two round 10-inch pizza pans. Halve the
dough and press each half into a pan. Spread the bases with your
choice of toppings and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
One of the most fun things
about pizzas is that you can mix and match the toppings to your
heart's content. Here are a few your might like:
For a basic pizza, spread
tomato paste or pasta sauce over the dough. Top with grated
cheese, some dried oregano and few slices of tomato.
For a breakfast with a
difference, try adding some bacon and a fried egg.
Leave off the cheese and
add tuna fish, shrimp (or any other shellfish), olives and red and
green peppers for a colorful Mediterranean-style pizza.