Quick pizza dough

Quick pizza dough

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  • 125g/4½oz self-raising flour, plus extra for rolling
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • 125g/4½oz Greek-style yoghurt
  • 125g/4½oz halloumi, cut into 6 slices
  • 4 slices Parma ham
  • 1 heaped tbsp finely shredded fresh basil, plus a few whole basil leaves to garnish
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the pizza sauce

  • 150g/5½oz tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 25g/1oz Parmesan, finely grated
  • 1 heaped tbsp finely shredded fresh basil
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper


Before starting this dish, make sure to preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7.

  1. Mix the self-raising flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the yoghurt and mix with a spoon and then use your hands to form a ball.

  2. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead to a soft elastic dough. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough into a 25cm round.

  3. Place a large non-stick, ovenproof frying pan over a high heat. Put the dough into the pan and cook for 1½–2 minutes.

  4. Flip over and cook on the other side for a further 1½–2 minutes, or until puffed up and lightly browned.

    1. Remove from the heat.

  5. To make the tomato sauce, mix all the ingredients together.

  6. Fry the halloumi for 20 seconds on each side over a high heat.

  7. Carefully remove the hot tray from the oven. Place the pizza base on top and spread over the tomato mixture.

  8. Top with the fried halloumi.

  9. Bake for 8–10 minutes, or until the pizza dough is cooked through and the topping is hot.

  10. Drape the Parma ham over the pizza. Scatter over the chopped basil, drizzle with the olive oil, season with pepper.

  11. Top with the whole basil leaves and serve.

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