Garlic Pizza Base
Ingredients: (Serves 4-6)
1 sachet (2 tsp) active dry yeast
2 cups bread flour – plus extra (for dusting)
1 teaspoon caster sugar
¼ teaspoons fine pink Himalayan salt
1¼ cups lukewarm water
2-3 cloves garlic – crushed into a paste
¼ teaspoon fine white pepper – to season
Garlic oil – for greasing
Either use a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment or a bread machine on the dough setting.
Combine the yeast, flour, sugar, warm water, garlic, salt, and pepper together.
Continue kneading until fully incorporated and a soft smooth dough comes together.
Generously coat the inside of a large bowl with a layer of garlic oil.
Place the dough ball into the bowl.
Generously coat the ball of dough in garlic oil.
Cover and seal the bowl with cling wrap, and then place a tea towel over the top.
Set aside for 1-2 hours, or until the dough has doubled in size.
Lightly flour a clean flat work surface.
Using clean, oiled hands, knock back the dough.
Evenly divide the dough into 2-3 balls.
Place each ball onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Drizzle each ball with extra garlic oil.
Cover each tray with cling wrap.
Set aside for a further 25-30 minutes before flattening into the pizza shape of your choice.