Possum’s Recipe Book

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Salami, Parma Ham and Mushroom Pizza

1 pizza dough (or bought pizza base)
1 packet active dry yeast
Bread Flour (plain flour or 00 flour)
60ml olive oil
1tbsp fine salt
250ml warm water
2tbsp tomato puree
2 cups Brie cheese – grated
2 cups mature cheddar cheese - grated
1 Salami – finely sliced
4 pieces Parma ham – cut into pieces
6 small mushrooms – finely sliced
1 red onion – finely slice
 
Method
Pre-heat oven to 200C(Fan)
For pizza dough                        (makes 3-4 pizzas)
Put the yeast and salt in a glass bowl. Add the oil, water and mix to combine.
Add the flour and mix together.
Knead well until you have a smooth dough.
Form the dough into a large ball and place it in a bowl and 
cover it with a damp towel.
Let it stand for 5 minutes.
Cut into pieces of about 230g each or 3-4 balls of dough. 
Form into small balls.
Let the small balls stand for at least an hour or until you need them. 
Dough can be left in the fridge, for at least a day, covered with a damp cloth. 
Remove from the fridge an hour before using
 
For Pizza
Roll out pizza dough and spread over tomato puree.
Next sprinkle over mature cheese and Brie cheese.
Layer Salami, Parma ham, mushroom onion on top.
Grate over extra mature cheese.
Cook pizza in the oven for 10-15minutes or until lightly browned.
 
Serve immediately.