Silver Hill Duck Pizza

Homemade Pizza bases do take a bit of work and forward planning but the effort is certainly worth it and the dough freezes very well so you can make it in advance. Kids get a great thrill from helping roll out their own pizza dough too!


·In a jug, mix the yeast, sugar and olive oil into the water and leave aside for a few min
· Sieve the flour and salt into a large bowl, you need plenty of room, make a well in the centre
· Pour the mix from the jug into the well and using a fork bring the flour into the sides and mix until it just comes together
· Turn out into a floured work surface (it will look really messy at this stage and not much like dough!) Knead with floured clean hands until it comes together to form a smooth dough
· Place the dough back in a bowl and cover with a clean damp tea towel and leave in a warm place for at least three hours (longer if you can) until the dough doubles in size
· Turn out again onto a floured surface and knead to get rid of some of the air pockets, dough will be nice and smooth and springy at this stage
· Cover in cling film and leave for another 30 min
· Split your dough into three portions (or more if you want smaller, rather than a large pizza) and roll out with a floured rolling pin (if you’re brave you can try stretching over closed fists but be prepared if it lands on the floor!) and place on an oiled tray
· It will spring back a bit so leave it for a few min before you start to add your toppings
· For the duck pizza, top with Hoi sin sauce, followed by shredded crispy duck, spring onion and mozzarella cheese. Cook at 200C until the base is crisp and the topping golden


Ingredients for the base:

5oog Tipo 00 flour (it’s important and worth finding, strong flour can be used but you get a heavier dough)
Good pinch of sea salt
1 x 7g dried yeast sachet
½ tbsp. of castor sugar
2 tbsp of olive oil
325ml of lukewarm water