One of my favourites is just pasta with homemade tomato sauce (thanks to my hard working mum!), fresh basil and olive oil. It is a light meal and just so damn good. But today I was craving for something a bit different.
I made a pizza base and made good use of my mum's big bush of rosemary in the garden. With plenty of olive oil I made a focaccia style but not quite like a focaccia. Very nice though.
- Prep Time : 25 minutes
- Cook Time : 25 minutes
Melt the yeast with the warm water and the sugar. Add the flour, 4 tbsp of olive oil and salt.
With your hands mix the ingredients together. Work the dough for a few minutes, shape it into a ball, put it in a bowl and leave it to rest in a warm place covered with a cloth.
After a couple of hours work the dough again with your hands for 10 minutes. Put some oil on your hands and lay the pastry onto two baking trays. Put some more oil on your hands if you find it difficult to stretch it as the pastry can be sticky.
The dough needs to be a little sticky as it will make a nice, soft and crisp pizza.
Let it rest for another hour covered with a cloth and then sprinkle the finely chopped rosemary and olive oil on top.
Put it in a hot oven at 200 C for about 20-25 minutes.
Enjoy it warm or cold.