Cherry Tomato Pizza

Cherry Tomato Pizza

Ingredients

  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup coarse polenta
  • 250g fresh buffalo mozzarella, drained and torn into pieces
  • 250g Goodness Me cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • Handful fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup loosely packed rocket leaves (optional)
  • Pizza Dough:
  • 1/2 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus more for oiling the bowl and after kneading the dough
  • 525g "00" flour, plus extra
  • 1 tsp of sea salt
  • Tomato base:
  • Don Antonio Sauce (this is our personal favourite but you can substitute for your preferred sauce)

Method

Step 1

For the dough, place sugar in a small bowl with 1 tbsp of lukewarm water and stir. Add in yeast and allow to activate for about 10 minutes. In another small bowl, combine 1¼ cups of lukewarm water with olive oil. Place flour and salt in a separate large bowl and stir in the yeast mixture and oil/water mixture until incorporated into a dough. Place dough on a clean, lightly floured surface, and knead for about 10 minutes (adding more flour if needed, but keeping dough quite wet) or until smooth. Place dough in an oiled bowl and brush a little oil on top. Cover in cling film and then refrigerate for 24 hours.

Step 2

Remove the dough from the refrigerator about 2 hours before you plan to make the pizzas; this will make it easier to stretch. Position a rack in the centre of the oven, set a large pizza stone on the rack, and preheat the oven to at least 250°C.

Step 3

Divide the dough into 4 portions, dust a sheet of baking paper with 1 tbsp polenta. Stretch 1 ball of dough out to about 24cmdiameter disc.

Step 4

Ladle a quarter of the tomato sauce onto the disc of dough. Spread it evenly, leaving a 1½ cm border all around. Using a large, flat tray, slide the dough (still on the baking paper) onto the pizza stone and bake for 3 to 4 minutes. Open the oven, slide out the rack, and quickly arrange a quarter of the mozzarella over the pizza and top with the sliced cherry tomatoes. Bake until the cheese is bubbly (about 3 to 4 more minutes).

Step 5

Carefully slide pizza back onto baking tray, then transfer it to a cutting board. Scatter rocket and basil and serve.

Did you know?

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that is good for the heart and effective against certain cancers.