Thin crust spelt flour pizza

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Author Notes: Delicious do-it-yourself pizza with a wholesome twist. Teresa Ulyate

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Makes 2 large tray pizzas

For the pizza dough:

  • 150 grams plain flour
  • 150 grams spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 10 grams instant yeast
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • 150-200 milliliters warm water
  • extra flour for dusting

For the sauce and toppings:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 400 grams tin peeled and chopped tomatoes
  • 50 grams tomato paste
  • 50 milliliters water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • grated mozzarella cheese
  • your favourite toppings
  • Italian herbs for sprinkling
  1. To make the pizza dough: Mix the flours, sugar, salt and yeast in a bowl. Add the olive oil and 150ml of the warm water. Mix to form a dough (add a little more water if the dough is dry). Knead the dough until smooth and elastic. Place the dough back in the bowl, cover and leave in a warm place for about an hour to rise.
  2. To make the sauce: heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for a minute. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir and leave to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Preheat your oven to 200°C and grease two large baking trays. Dust your work surface with flour and halve the dough. Roll each piece of dough out as thinly as you can into a rectangle and pop each base onto a tray.
  4. Spread the cooled tomato sauce over the bases. Top with grated cheese and your favourite toppings. Finish with a sprinkling of Italian herbs.
  5. Pop the pizzas in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and the base is cooked through. Slice and serve immediately.

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