Four-in-one pizza with dough stick dividers
- Preparation and cooking time
- Plus proving
- Serves 4
For the dough
For the tomato sauce
For the topping
- mozzarella and/or cheddar, olives, pepperoni, anchovies, basil, ham, rocket, sweetcorn, mushrooms, peppers, courgettes, cherry tomatoes- or choose your own
For the dipping sauce
- STEP 1
To make the dough, mix together the yeast, sugar and flour in a bowl. Stir in the olive oil and add the water gradually until you have a soft dough that comes away from the sides. Place in a clean, oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place to rise. To make the tomato sauce, heat the olive oil in a saucepan and sizzle the garlic for 1 min. Add the sugar, vinegar, tomatoes and oregano, and simmer everything for 20 mins until you have a thick sauce. Can be made up to 3 days in advance.
- STEP 2
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and oil a large baking tray, about 20 x 30cm. Tear off about an eighth of the dough and roll out the rest on a lightly floured surface to fit the tray. Roll the remaining dough out into 2 snakes, the first about 20cm and the other about 30cm. Lay both into the pizza dough, crossed so you have 4 sections, and pinch them into the dough. Now it’s up to you and your family which toppings you choose. (I have anchovies and olives; my wife loves a vegetarian feast; my son wants meat, so we pile his with mozzarella and pepperoni; and my daughter likes ham, sweetcorn & cheddar.) Bake the pizza for 20 mins, or until puffed up and golden. Leave to cool slightly before transferring to a board.
- STEP 3
While the pizza bakes, make the dipping sauce. Mix all the ingredients and whisk in enough cold water until you have a runny consistency, then season. Pull the pizza into quarters, then use the dough stick dividers to dip into the sauce.