Inside Out (Australia)

chorizo, salami & olive pizza

SERVES 4 PREPARATIO­N TIME 1 hour 20 minutes COOKING TIME 20 minutes


1½ cups bread and pizza plain flour, plus extra for dusting 1½ tsp dry yeast ½ tsp caster sugar ½ tsp salt 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil ½ cup pizza sauce 1 cup grated pizza cheese 100g ham 8 slices Hungarian salami, halved ½ small red onion, thinly sliced ½ medium red capsicum, chopped 1 chorizo sausage, thinly sliced ½ cup pitted kalamata olives ⅓ cup small fresh basil leaves

1. Combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Make a well. Add oil and ¾ cup warm water. Mix until a soft dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a large, lightly oiled bowl. Cover with lightly oiled plastic wrap. Stand in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

2. Preheat oven to 240°C (220°C fan forced). Punch down dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to form a 25cm disc. Transfer to a greased pizza tray or large baking tray. Spread dough with pizza sauce. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Top with ham, salami, onion, capsicum, chorizo and olives. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Season with pepper.

3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until base is golden and crisp and cheese is melted. Serve pizza sprinkled with basil.

Note: You can also cook the pizza in a barbecue (with hood), preheated on high heat. Place pizza on a large piece of foil on grill plate. Cook, with hood closed, using indirect heat, for 10 minutes or until base is golden and crisp.

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