Roll out the dough, top and bake! This heart shaped pizza recipe is a cute way to show your love this Valentine’s Day. Keep it simple with the thin, crispy crust then top with his or her favourite toppings!

Equipment

Ingredients

For the pizza dough

  • 450g pizza flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 320mls warm water
  • 2 tsp active yeast
  • 2 tsp olive oil

For the toppings

  • 40g (⅓ cup) grated parmesan cheese
  • 320g (1⅓ cup) pizza sauce
  • 140g (1¼ cup) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Any choice of pizza toppings (optional)

Instructions

To make the pizza dough

  1. Add flour and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer (if you have one) or a large mixing bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a medium to large measuring jug. 
  3. Make a well in the centre of the bowl of your stand mixer or mixing bowl and add yeast and water mixture and the oil.
  4. Combine your wet and dry ingredients together using your stand mixer on medium speed for six minutes OR if you don’t have a stand mixer then the dough can be kneaded by hand for 12 minutes until a soft dough forms.
  5. Add more flour or water if required.
  6. Place dough in a clean bowl, cover with a damp cloth and leave to rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes to one hour, or until it doubles in size. 
  7. Once the dough has doubled in size, separate it into three individual balls. Cover and rest for a further two hours.
  8. Use a rolling pin to roll out each dough ball flat into a 20cm circle. While working on one piece of dough, make sure to cover the other dough balls with plastic wrap or a tea towel to prevent them from drying out.

To prepare the pizza

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C (425F). 
  2. Use the heel of your hands to deflate the dough, keeping it round then roll lightly with a wooden rolling pin. Start from the center outward using equal strokes in each direction, lifting and turning the dough a one fourth turn after each stroke. The final shape should be about 1-inch (2.5 cm) larger than your pan.
  3. Fit the dough into the pan. Pinch up a collar around the edges to hold the filling.
  4. Brush dough lightly with 2 tbsp olive oil, then sprinkle with parmesan cheese. 
  5. Use a spoon to coat dough with pizza sauce, spreading equally with the back of the spoon.
  6. Top with any other of your favorite toppings (optional), then sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for 15 to 18 minutes until the bottom crust is lightly browned and cheese is bubbly.
  8. Remove pizza pan from the oven and let it stand for 5 minutes to allow cheese to set, then cut into serving pieces.

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KC Tayam

KC is a content writer for Kitchen Warehouse. She has quite an addiction to cooking shows. She is a budding home cook who loves to cook from scratch when she has time to spend in the kitchen.

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