88.Wholemeal pizza base Recipe: Low Fat, Low Sugar


Makes a pizza for four people

1 oz / 25 g fresh yeast or 1 tablespoon dried yeast +1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 pint / 150 ml warm milk

8 oz / 200g wholemeal flour

1/2 oz / 15g lard

salt to taste

  • Crumble the fresh yeast into the liquid or mix in the dried yeast and sugar. Keep warm until the yeast is working well.
  • Rub the lard into the flour.
  • Slowly, mix the flour into the liquid until a uniform dough is formed.
  • Knead for 1 minute into a stiff dough.
  • Roll the dough out to form a 12 inch / 30 cm circle and place on a greased baking tray.
  • Leave in a warm place for 30 minutes when it should have risen.
  • Add the topping.
  • Leave in a warm place for a further 30 minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated oven, gas mark 7, 425F, 220C for 20 - 25 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
Mixed vegetable topping: Experiment with a selection of onion, mushroom, tomato, courgette, aubergine, olives, all well chopped. Sprinkle with grated low-fat cheese.

Curried fruit topping: grapes, sultanas, peach slices, onion, tomato, curry sauce to taste. All well chopped.