Pizza from scratch

For Pizza Base:

All purpose flour : For Dough 450 gms
All purpose Flour : For Dusting 50 gms
Instant Active Dry Yeast 1 Tsp.
Sugar 1 Tsp.
Salt To taste

For Pizza Sauce:

Olive Oil 2 Tbsp.
Onion 1 (Minced)
Tomato 4-5 (Pureed)
Dried herbs (oregano & mixed) ½ Tbsp. each
Fresh Basil 1 Tbsp. chopped
Garlic 2-3 cloves Crushed
Salt To Taste

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To Make the Pizza:

Mozzarella To taste
Cheddar To Taste
Veggies/Meat Desired
Olive Oil To Drizzle

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Method:

Pizza Base :

  • To a big mixing bowl add, a tsp. of instant dry yeast, sugar, and salt to taste and mix well together.
  • Make a well in the center and add warm water and knead it to soft smooth dough.
  • Cover the bowl with a towel and let the dough prove for about 2 hours. The dough will double its size
  • Dust some flour and punch the dough down
  • Use pull & fold technique to knead the dough.
  • Divide the dough equally to desired size. This dough would make 4 family size pizza.

Pizza Sauce:

  • To a Sauce pan add olive oil, minced onion, crushed garlic and Sauté till onions are fully cooked and turns mushy.
  • Add tomato puree, dried oregano, mixed herbs and salt to taste And cook for around 6-8 minutes in medium flame.
  • Add freshly chopped Basil and simmer for a minute and the sauce is ready.

Make pizzas:

  • Roll the dough using a rolling pin or by hand.
  • Spread pizza sauce, add mozzarella & cheddar, desired toppings and drizzle olive oil.
  • Bake it in preheated oven for 7-9 minutes in 220c
  • Tastes best when served fresh out of the oven.

Tips & Variation:

  • The dough can be stored for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
  • Feel free to replace Basic pizza sauce with a Pesto of your choice to make it more flavourful.
  • Spread gravy of Paneer Butter masala & add paneer as toppings to make Paneer Butter masala Nanzza.

 

 

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