Mr Franger Farm makes a mean pizza, his pride and joy is his self built wood fired pizza oven. He only uses one recipe for pizza base and it’s always a great success.
Follow his guide to the perfect pizza and you can’t go wrong.
Mr Franger Farm uses this dough recipe by Curtis Stone, and it works every time.
1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons dry yeast
3 cups unbleached plain flour, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
In a small bowl, whisk the warm water, honey and yeast to blend. Set aside for about 5 minutes, or until foamy. Stir to dissolve the yeast.
In a food processor, pulse the flour and salt to combine. With the machine running, pour the yeast mixture an olive oil and process until the dough forms a ball. Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead for about 3 minutes, or until it’s smooth and elastic. Do not add too much flour. The dough will be tacky but should release cleanly from your hands.
Divide the dough in half and firm into a ball. Place on a baking tray and cover with cling wrap. Let it stand until it doubles in size.
Once the dough has doubled in size, you can take one ball and roll it into a circle with a rollng pin.
You can then place your dough on your pizza tray.
It’s now time to add your toppings. Spread pizza sauce over the base and then add toppings of your choice.
You can cook your finished pizza in a wood fired pizza oven for best results, but we have also used a conventional oven to bake these pizzas and it has worked well.
Enjoy withy a friends and family and a glass or three of wine!