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delicious doughy pizzas 
my favourite ever flavour flavour pizza is a tropical one, with pineapple and ham, and loads of cheese. whenever i eat out at a pizza restaurant i love eating them, but this recipe that i make at home is probably just as good! so good infact, that i (quite recently) at it for 3 days straight. (obviosly not just that though!!!)

500g strong white bread flour, plus a little extra for dusting
1 tsp easy-blend yeast
teaspoon salt
1 tbsp olive oil
Basic tomato pasta sauce- I got some in a jar from the supermarket but you could                                                 but you could make your own!
As much mozzarella as you like, I just used a whole packet
A packet of thin ham, just like the ones you have in a sandwich
A small tin of pineapple chunks


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C. Mix the flour, yeast and salt in a bowl. Stir in the oil and 200ml warm water together. Mix into the dry ingredients first with a knife, then your hands to make a soft dough.
  2. Tip onto a work surface and knead for about 5 minutes to mix everything together. Cut the dough into four and cover with a tea towel to rest for 5 minutes. You don’t have to let it rise!
  3. Take each piece of dough and, on a lightly dusted surface, shape with a rolling pin into a large irregular oval, approx 23 x 18cm. don’t knead it first or the dough will be too ‘tight’ and will spring back too much. Lift onto large oiled baking sheets- you will need two.
  4. Spread with the pasta sauce; cover it so that you can’t see any white underneath. Make sure it gets as near to the edges as possible, leaving about a 1cm gap. Then tear over the ham, and share out the pineapple chunks. Put the cheese on last to form a protective layer. You may want to sprinkle on a few herbs at this point.
  5. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until golden and the base is cooked through.
  6. serve!