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Salami and Cheese Pizza

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Salami and Cheese Pizza 

Recipe by: Claire Winstanley

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 25min + 24 hours 
Cooking time: 10min

250g Bread flour
1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast
2g granulated sugar 
8g salt (1 1/4 teaspoons)
185g lukewarm water 
200g Mozzarella, grated
100g Smoked Cheese
1 Woolworths Puttanesca Pasta Sauce
3 tablespoons Basil Pesto
70g Salame Napoli

1. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients, and then add the water. Stir until just combined.
The dough will look a bit dry and lumpy at first, but don’t worry. Cover and allow the dough to rise at room temperature for 24 hours.
2. Place your oven rack in the centre of the oven, and preheat the oven to your hottest setting with a pizza stone inside or an oven tray upside down. 
3. Use a rubber spatula or bowl scraper to transfer the dough onto a well-floured surface. Dust the top of the dough with flour, then use a bowl scraper to cut the dough into three even sections. Knock down the dough and form balls. Place in separate bowls, cover and allow the dough to proof (rise) for 45 minutes to an hour, while your oven preheats. In the colder months, place the bowls on the stove top to stay warm.
Generously flour a wooden peel or thin wooden board, rubbing flour into the board to completely coat.
4. Scoop the proofed (risen) dough onto your well-floured surface. Using your fingertips, gently depress the dough, being careful to not touch the outer edge of the crust. This step is important – leaving the circumference untouched at this stage will result in a beautiful bubbly outer crust.
5. Place on a well-floured thin wooden board or wooden peel. Spoon a thin layer of the Puttanesca sauce and add the rest of your toppings. Finish with the 2 cheeses and a dot basil pesto around the pizza.
6. Turn on grill in the pre-heated oven. Bake the pizza for approximately 7 minutes on the stone or oven tray (give or take), until bubbly and charred on the edges.

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