Friday, November 13, 2009

HOME MADE PIZZA

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Home made pizza is really easy and fun to make. You can either use a  food processor or bread machine but this recipe is done by hand. Pizza is an ideal quick dinner, if you have ample supply of prebaked crust in your freezer and have simple toppings on hand,  your family can have a decent hot meal..

You can adapt any pizza recipe to your own taste with varied topping. However you have to follow the method properly to get perfect pizza. Balance of the pizza sauce can be kept frozen for later use. The topping ideas  for pizzas are endless, you can choose cooked chicken, seafood, minced meat, tuna or hot dog together with pineapple, olive, mushroom, eggplant and many more.  A make- your- own pizza dinner  is a wonderful way to get your family together in your own kitchen.

INGREDIENTS

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp honey or sugar
2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
1 tsp salt

PIZZA SAUCE

1/2 cup tomato puree
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 onion sliced
3 garlic mince
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp mixed herb (optional)
salt, sugar to taste
oil

TOPPING

Sliced onion
Sliced capsicum
Sliced tomato
Chicken cooked and diced
mozzarella cheese

HOW TO PREPARE PIZZA SAUCE

Heat the oil. add onion and garlic fry until fragrant. Add tomatoes, salt and sugar cook until soft. Add in chili powder, tomato puree and the herb. Simmer for 15 minutes. Cool.

METHOD FOR PIZZA

1.Mix yeast, sugar with warm water in a bowl and wait till mixture bubbles.
2.Put flour and salt and oil in a large mixing bowl. Make a well and pour in yeast mixture.
3.Mix until the flour and yeast come together in a ball.
4.Let the dough rise for at least one to two hours.
5.Dust dough with some flour and flatten it, to clear the air.
6.Divide dough into 4.Roll the dough out into round shape about 1/4 in thick.
7.Place in a pizza pan, spread the pizza sauce evenly and add the toppings.
8.Baked in a preheated 200 deg C oven for 15-20 minutes until cheese is bubbly.

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2 comments:

High Street Cottage said...

Hiya, I stopped by when I saw the pizza! I make pizza all the time at home, a do a healhty but tasty version for my husband and myself! I am going to have to try your tuna pizza, growing up my mom made "tuna gravy" which is a marinara sauce with tuna over pasta. It was yumm! Stopping by from Saturday Soiree, hugs from Cali, tami from the high street cottage

Treat and Trick said...

High Street Cottage...Thanks for stopping by Tami, I bake pizza quite regularly too but every time with different toppings. Hope you try my tuna pizza and let me know the result ya..Have a nice weekend...

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