World Cup Pizzettas
Join in the FIFA 2014 World Cup fun by making these deliciously cheesy mini pizzas made with toppings traditional to certain countries.
Mini Pizzetas Photo: Danielle Colley
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1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
2 teaspoons dry yeast
1 1/4 teaspoons caster sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra, for greasing
4 cups flour, plus extra for dusting
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
Greece – prawns, feta and oregano
Italy – basil, tomato, garlic, mozzarella
Spain – chorizo, potato, capsicum
Australia – ham and pineapple
South America – chorizo, coriander and onion, topped with guacamole
Mix the lukewarm water, yeast and sugar together in a small bowl until combined, then leave in a warm place for 5 minutes or until frothy.
Stir in your olive oil.
Pop your flour and salt together into a large bowl and whisk it to remove any lumps because we’re too busy to sift.
Pour the yeast mixture over the flour and use your hands to bring the mixture together to form dough. Turn the dough out onto your clean counter and use the heel of your hands to work the dough for 5 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
Lightly grease the inside of a clean dry bowl with oil and place the dough inside. Chuck a tea towel over the dough and leave in a warm place to prove for 45-60 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 220C.
Tear off small meatball sized chunks and roll between your palms. Using the heel of your hand press it flat and continue to pull it and turn it until your dough is about 10cm in diameter. You don’t want chunky bases. Thin crusts are best.
Add a dollop of tomato paste in the centre of each one, sprinkle some mixed herbs and spread your base evenly ensuring you go right to the edge.
Top with as much cheese as you like (I prefer not too cheesy but it’s a personal thing).
Top each pizzetta with the toppings of your choice and pop into the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Danielle is a writer, a mother, a photographer, a lover of great food, and a drinker of much wine. Her third cook book, Cook Once Feed All, takes the guess work out of feeding your family with recipes that the whole family will enjoy together; from small fries to big mouths. You can find more of Danielle’s fabulous recipes on her blog Keeping Up With The Holsbys, or purchase Cook Once Feed All online now.