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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pizza

I usually buy pizza base from the shop whenever i feel like making pizza at home. I have always wanted to make the pizza base at home. Finally I tried to make it at home along with my friend Andrea and it came out well.I'm posting the step by step procedure for making pizza.

Ingredients:
For the Pizza Base:
500g All Purpose Flour (Maida)
11/2 tsp Active dry yeast
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Luke warm water
2 tsp Olive Oil

For the Toppings:
Tomato sauce
Vegetables (Onion, Capsicum, Cherry Tomatoes, Mushroom,...etc)
Mozzarella Cheese, grated
Red chilly flakes and dried oregano

Preparation:
1. In a bowl, mix yeast, sugar, salt with 6 tsp luke warm water.
2. Keep is aside for 10 minutes and stir well to dissolve completely.
3. In a large bowl, mix flour, olive oil, yeast mixture and mix well.
4. Add luke warm water to the flour yeast mixture and knead to make a soft dough.



5. Cover and keep the dough aside for 2 hrs or till it raises double the size.
Before Raising:



After Raising:



6. Once the dough is raised, punch down the dough and knead it again for 5 minutes.



7. Grease the baking tray with olive oil.


8. Take a small portion from the dough and roll it to a circle (thin or thick) using a rolling pin.



9. Place the pizza base on the baking tray.
10. Spread tomato sauce over the pizza base.



11. Then spread the grated cheese over the tomato sauce.



12. Arrange the sliced vegetables over the cheese and sprinkle chilly flakes and oregano.


13. Preheat the oven at 200 degree C.
14. Bake Pizza for 15-20 minutes till the cheese melts and the edges become light golden colour.
15. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

1 comment:

Aravindh said...

Good tips.. i got a doubt... Do you really make these and post the pictures from the live dish or is it downloaded from some wer.... if its all your own creations, hats off to your curiosity to cook and the intention to share... keep up the good work anitha :)