Re-create the healthy pizza from episode one of Matthew Hayden’s Home Ground and see what good friends potato and rosemary make.


  • Dough:

  • 4 cups organic flour – half wholemeal, half white

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons powdered yeast or 30g fresh yeast

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups water at room temperature

  • Toppings:Use your favourite pizza toppings, or try this potato combination:

  • 1 jar of pesto

  • 4 pre-cooked potatoes sliced

  • 3 sprigs of rosemary

  • 3 teaspoons crushed garlic

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups of mozzarella

  • Salt to taste


  • 1.

    Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

  • The dough::

  • 1.

    In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, yeast, honey, olive oil and water. You can use your hands, or an electric mixer. As a guide, you can aim to get the dough’s texture similar to the texture of an earlobe.

  • 2.

    Cover the bowl with a clean plastic bag and allow it to sit so that the dough rises until it has doubled in size. Depending on where you are, this could take between 60 and 90 minutes. Once the dough is ready, lightly flour your work bench and roll out a portion big enough for your pizza tray. Place the dough on an oiled tray and leave it for a short while to rise.

  • Potato pizza topping::

  • 1.

    Spread pesto evenly on the base, leaving a 2cm edge for the crust. Add precooked slices of potato and sprigs of rosemary. Sprinkle the garlic on top and drizzle some olive oil. Sprinkle some salt to taste and add the mozzarella.

  • 2.

    Cook in the oven for 20 minutes or until the toppings have browned and the base is cooked through.

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