Last weekend we bought a book of Pizza recipes from the National Trust 2nd hand book shops. We're going to work our way through some of the different dough and topping types but we've been impressed so far. We'd already made several dessert pizzas and calzone using our normal pizza base but the book had a recipe for a sweet base so we decided to try that.
Sweet Pizza Base
The book was published in the USA so uses cups rather than weights. Conversions can be found here.
1 teaspoon of bakers yeast
2 cups of plain white or bread flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
¼ teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ cup warm milk
Follow the standard pizza method to make the dough. The pizza can be topped as normal or folded over to make a calzone.
Mincemeat - this makes a very good 'mince pie calzone'
Summer fruits or berries - stewed with sugar to taste and a little cornflour to thicken
Marshmallows and chocolate chunks
Measuring cups and their volume, along with the equivalent weights - these are only applicable for general purpose white flour or granulated sugar.
These may be found in various American recipes.
- 1 cup is 8 fluid ounces of liquid or solid
- 1 stick of butter is the same as 1 cup (i.e. 4oz or 110g)