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  • 250g strong white bread flour
  • 1 tsp (from a sachet) fast-action yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g minced beef
  • ½ tsp celery salt
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • a good pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 200g emmental, grated
  • 200g mozzarella block, grated
  • 1 red onion, sliced into thin rings


  • 400g tin cherry tomatoes, drained
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup


  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • finely diced to make 2 tbsp gherkins
  • 1 tbsp American mustard


  • STEP 1

    Put the flour, yeast and 1 tsp of sea salt in a bowl. Measure out 125ml warm water then stir in the sugar and 2 tbsp olive oil. Add to the flour, mixing until it forms a dough. Tip onto a lightly oiled worksurface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth.

  • STEP 2

    Put in a clean, lightly oiled bowl, cover and leave to prove somewhere warm for 1 hour.

  • STEP 3

    To make the pizza sauce, whizz the drained cherry tomatoes, garlic, sugar, tomato ketchup and 1 tbsp olive oil in a small food processor until smooth.

  • STEP 4

    To make the toppings, fry the minced beef in 1 tbsp of olive oil with the celery salt, garlic granules, chilli flakes and some black pepper.

  • STEP 5

    To make the burger sauce, mix the mayo, 1 tbsp of the gherkins and mustard with 1 tbsp of juice from the gherkin jar, and season.

  • STEP 6

    Knock the dough back and divide into 2. Roll and gently pull each piece out into a thin 28cm pizza on a sheet of baking paper.

  • STEP 7

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Put 2 heavy baking sheets on shelves near the top of the oven and leave them to heat for at least 10 minutes.

  • STEP 8

    To finish the pizzas, spread 2-3 tbsp of the tomato sauce over each (freeze any leftovers). Top with beef, cheeses, onion rings and a drizzle of olive oil. Cook for 8 -10 minutes or until the base is crisp and the cheeses golden. Drizzle with the burger sauce and the rest of the diced gherkins before serving.

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