PIZZA EXPRESS DOUGH BALLS AT HOME
Pizza Express have shared their recipe for their iconic delicious dough balls, so you can have a go at making them at home.
Makes 2 portions of classic dough balls…
150ml warm water
1 tsp sugar
15g fresh yeast or 2 level tsp of dry yeast
225g of plain flour
1.5 tsp salt
Extra virgin olive oil
4 tsp butter
½ tsp chopped garlic
Preheat oven to 230 degrees (210 fan assisted)
Add sugar and yeast to warm water. Allow the mixture to stand for 10-15 mins in a warm place until froth develops on the surface.
Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Make a large well in the middle and pour in the yeast mixture. Lightly flour your hands and slowly mix the ingredients together until they bind.
Generously dust your surface with flour. Throw down the dough and begin kneading for 10 minutes until smooth silky and soft.
Leave the dough to rest until soft to the touch but not to springy.
Roll dough into a 1.2 metre long tube. Chop into 16 chunks and place in an oven proof pan.
Leave dough balls to rest in pan for 30 minutes
Bake in the oven for 6 minutes until golden
Blend 10 ml of olive oil and chopped garlic into a paste, pour over the butter and blend with a spoon.
Serve. Eat. Enjoy.
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