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Pepperoni Pizza



  • 280 ml water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 450 g strong white bread flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fast action dried yeast


  • 6 tbsp passata
  • 300 g sliced mozzarella
  • 120 g pizza pepperoni
  • sliced vegetables like pepper, mushroom or tomatoes


  1. I usually use a bread machine for the pizza dough. Put all the ingredients in the machine starting with the wet ingredients and placing the yeast in last. Select dough programme.

    If you do not have a bread machine, place the dry ingredients in a large bowl, putting the yeast and salt on opposite sides. Then add the water and knead for 10 minutes, until soft and elastic. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and wait till it has doubled in size.

  2. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan oven/gas mark 7.

  3. Knock back the dough, divide into 6 balls and stretch them out onto 2-3 baking sheets. I find it easiest to make rectangles as they fit best on the baking sheets.

  4. Let the kids decorate the pizza, starting with spreading a tbsp of passata on each base, then add cheese, pepperoni and veg. (Here you can use any ingredients you like, ham, pulled pork, roast chicken)

  5. Drizzle the pizzas with a little olive oil

  6. Bake for around 20 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and golden.