I got a fantastic delivery the other day from Marriages of Essex who have been in business since 1824. Many bags of different flours were inside! I like using Marriages flours because they are a local flour supplier who are a family company – now run by the fifth and sixth generations of the Marriage family. They source the vast majority of their wheat for the flour from a local radius of 25-30 miles from local farmers or from their own farms. I was very excited to get this lovely parcel of different flours to experiment with!
So first a quick and easy pizza base which uses half white flour and half granary flour. It makes 4 pizza bases – we often eat 2 and put dough for the other two in the freezer for another day.
- 2 tsp yeast
- 300g malted granary or wholemeal flour
- 300g strong white flour
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 pinches of salt
- 340ml warm water
- Mix all the ingredients (apart from the water) together in a large mixing bowl.
- add the warm water gradually mixing as you go – best done by hand!
- Once the dough has formed together place on a floured surface and knead for roughly 10 minutes to get the gluten working.
- Place back in your mixing bowl and leave in a warm place for approximately 45 minutes to rise.
- Now you can cut up into portions and stretch into the required pizza shapes. At this stage if you want to freeze any of the dough, split it and place in bags and pop into the freezer. Works great when you want a quick dinner on a work day!
Needless to say our pizzas were so yummy we ate them before we had a chance to take a photo of the finished produce!
Anyway, I am looking forward to experimenting further with Marriages Flours for other recipes on the blog especially using their Organic flours – cakes and bread recipes to come soon…
Here is a link to local Essex flour company Marriages if you fancy a gander: http://flour.co.uk/
Katy, The Good Life In Practice x