Home made Pizza Recipe
I have never bought a frozen pizza!! Why would I when making your own is so easy....
There are a number of options here. Many stores in the west provide premade bases in the refrigerator section of the supermarket. Or you can buy pitta bread to use as a base, or a tortilla or even a slice of bread...
you can also choose to make your own using this recipe.
3 cups flour
half a teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons good olive oil
2.5 teaspoons yeast
about 310 mls of water
Mix together until it is a soft and elastic dough. Leave for 2 hrs to rise ( after this the dough can be stored in the freezer or the fridge until needed.)
When you want to use it, take off a tennis ball size amount and roll as thinly as you desire. Place on tray and you are ready for the sauce.
Sometimes I use pasta sauce as a premade sauce the Barilla "ricotta" is the BEST. But any pasta sauce you like will do. If you are using a slice of bread as your base... you must use tomato paste as the pasta sauce will make the bread too wet.
If you want to make your own:
1 can of tomatoes
I clove garlic chopped finely or crushed
1 teasoon sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
fresh herbs finely chopped eg origano, basil
Heat up in a pan and cook for 15 mins, allow to cool slighly and spread on pizza bases
What ever you like eg mushroom, bacon, ham, salami, pepperoni, chicken (precooked), pinnapple, capsicum, tomatoes
Mozarella is must, but bocconcini is good also, chedar is ok if sparing or there is no other choice, some parmesan is a nice addition.
Less cheese will mean a crisper pizza as more liquid will be able to evaporate, also less cheese = less fat
Depends on the base used eg raw dough 20-30 mins in a 180 degrees celcius oven. Bread pizzas can be done under the grill in 10 mins
Have a go and enjoy!!
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