Juliet Sear's dough balls with garlic butter

With Pizza Express under threat of administration, it's time to learn how to make our own dough balls.

Juliet Sear shares her own dough balls and garlic butter recipe with us.

Dough balls with garlic butter

Serves: makes 24 dough balls

Ingredients

For the dough balls

400g strong white flour plus a little extra for dusting

275ml warm water

5g quick action yeast

5g salt

For the garlic butter:

2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed into a smooth paste

80g butter

Salt and pepper

Method

  • Mix together the flour, salt and yeast and start incorporating the water. Mix in the bowl until the dough starts coming together.

  • Tip the dough onto a surface and knead for 5-6 mins until the dough forms a nice smooth ball

  • Leave in a warm place covered in a damp cloth for 40-50 mins until doubled in size

  • Cut the dough into 20g pieces and shape into small balls, flatten each piece and bring the edges into the centre then turn over and roll into a smooth ball

  • Place onto a lined baking sheet and leave to prove for a further 30 minutes

  • Bake in the oven at 190c for 12-15 minutes

  • Meanwhile make your garlic butter. In a microwavable bowl or a pan melt your butter with 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic. Mix in the salt, pepper and put aside.

  • Serve the dough balls with garlic butter