Monday, October 6, 2008

Pizza

I have always loved eating pizzas.Its one of my of favorite,so I decided to give it a try today, believe me I enjoyed making pizza,its fun to make pizza.I was so excited to see the dough rise, it was more than double its size.
Making pizza is an easy process but not a quick one. You need to knead the flour and let it rise for about 2 hrs.Kneading is an important process too.
The good part is that the Pizza dough can be kept in the refrigerator for several days and frozen pizza dough can be kept for several months; would be of great help in emergencies.

Ingredients for basic pizza dough:( make sure you take exact measurements).

1 and 1/2 tsp Active dry yeast.
1/2 cup water(warm).
1/2 cup cold water.
1 and 1/2 tbsp olive oil.
1 and2/3 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt.

Toppings:( which I prefer)
Jalepenos,
Tomatoes
Olives
Onions
Mushrooms
Green / yellow / red peppers( makes your pizza look colorful)
Pizza Sauce
And the most important of all CHEESE!

Method:
In a cup mix yeast and warm water and keep it for 5 mins till its foamy in its texture.
Take a big bowl to knead the flour add salt,olive oil,cold water knead it for some time add the yeast mixed water and knead it well.Knead the dough until you have a smooth ball.
Cover it with a cloth and keep it in a warm place for about 2 hrs ,enjoy seeing your dough rise:)
put the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface and stretch it with your hands,use a rolling pin to make pizza of appropriate thickness.
Lavishly spread pizza sauce and your favorite toppings on it. Finally spread shredded cheese and bake it by placing it on pizza stone on 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Your delicious pizza would be ready to be served , though its not as easy as placing an order for pizza on phone but Iam sure its gonna make you proud of your achievement.


10 comments:

meeso said...

Homemade pizza is the best! There is nothing like it, and the varieties of what can be done are endless! Your pizza looks delicious!

anudivya said...

Looks very rustic... I like that it is homemade.

Anjum said...

Homemade Pizza??? I can just imagine making it in my dreams. Did not think it is that easy..!!! Need to think of giving it a try.. Hope that ur first try turned out good.

Yasmeen said...

I make pizza too ,but with least amount of Cheese. Me and my miya are always worried about the too many fat calories in the cheese.
For the first try that pizza looks awesome:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Asak, Pizza is my favourite also. Looks gr8. Must try for me.

Sweetiepie said...

Yum!I love pizza.Ya you are right making pizza is fun and i always can't wait to eat it when it's still in the oven.My kids love homemade pizza because they don't like the vege.Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Soon i will be posting the recipe you requested for.

Nazarina A said...

A delicious looking pizza you have here girl! I do not eat pizza from a store, so I would have to call Mammu's kitchen!!!! Scrumptious!

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