Hi guys, today is P and I have
one of my faourites here today… It’s P for Pizza…. I so love them specially
when you get to load it up with all the favorite meat and super cheese. This
one is a David Rocco inspired recipe. I was watching his Dolce Vita and he was
baking these super pizzas in his wood fire oven and I sooooo wanted them – thin
crust hand stretched… ohh so yum. But I didn’t like the potato and egg plant or
brinjal topping.. I mean really egg plant in pizza.. not my type!
So the next weekend I baked three
pizzas – pepperoni and cheese (you don’t need anything else if you are using pepperoni!),
a veg delight with bell peppers, baby corns, onions and olives, and a three
Now I’ll tell you the recipe of
the pizza base, pizza sauce and the three pizzas that I mentioned here. But you
can carry on with any topping that you want to and any cheese that you want to.
- All purpose flour – 4 cups
- Salt – 1 teaspoon
- Dry yeast – 2 teaspoon
- Warm water – 1&1/2 cup
- Castor Sugar – ¼ teaspoon
- Un-salted Butter – ¼ cup melted
[you can use olive oil also instead]
- Red onion – 1 chopped
- Garlic – 4-5 cloves minced
- Tomato – 4 large peeled and
- Salt – to taste
- Pepper – to taste
- Basil leaves – 3 -4
- Dried Oregano – 1 tablespoon
- Olive oil – 2 tablespoon
- Sugar – 1 pinch
Pepperoni – 15-16 pepperoni
salamis (or whatever quantity you want)
Mozzarella Cheese – 1 hand full
Seasoning – to taste
For the Veg Delight Pizza
Onion, bellpepper, tomato, baby
corn, green/black olive – chopped
Seasoning – to taste
For the Three Cheese Pizza
Mozzarella– 1 tablespoon shredded
Cheddar - 1 tablespoon shredded
Parmesan - 1 tablespoon shredded
Let's Get started
Making the Pizza Dough and Base
Mix water, yeast, sugar in a bowl
and keep aside for 5 minutes. This will activate the yeast.
Combine salt and flour in a
mixing bowl and make a well in the centre
Pour the yeast water in this well
and combine the flour together
Lightly flour the counter and
transfer the dough there and knead nicely. The more you stretch the better.
Pour butter in the bowl and put
the dough in there to coat it from all sides.
Cover with a cling film and leave
it in a warm place for 30 minutes.
You will find the dough has
doubled – because of the yeast.
In a skillet heat oil and fry
onions and garlic
Add the chopped tomatoes till
they are really tender
Mash them with the spatula
Cover and cook for 15 minutes and
Add basil and oregano and a pinch
of sugar to reduce the acidity of the tomatoes.
Your basic pizza sauce is ready.
If you want to improvise you can
use some canned tomatoes, some
Make three large balls from the
pizza dough (the pizza dough can make 3 medium sized pizza)
Roll them on a floured counter.
[You can roll them a little and
then hand stretch them. Don’t worry if its not round. My three cheese pizza is
completely hand stretched and not round at all! But it was still amazing.]
Transfer in your baking tray – be
care full here because the elasticity is good and the shape may go here and
Add a dash of olive oil.
Make several marks with a fork on
Spread the pizza sauce and
arrange toppings according to your taste.
And bake them in a pre heated
oven at 200 degrees for about 12-15 minutes.
SO how is it? Hot or Not? Let me know
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