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Homemade Pizza


  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 Pizzas 1x
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Ingredients

For the Pizza Dough

  • 1 cup (235 grams) All Purpose Flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Instant Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Warm Milk or Water*
  • 2 Tablespoons soft butter

For the Toppings

  • Tomato Passata / Tomato Ketchup Sauce
  • 1 cup finely chopped vegetables (Onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, mushrooms etc.)
  • 12 tablespoons Jalapenos, chopped
  • 12 Green Chilli, finely Chopped / 2-3 teaspoons Red Chilli Flakes
  • Oregano / Pizza Seasonings

Extra Cheese – optional for Cheese Burst


Instructions

To make the Pizza Dough

  1. Mix the flour, salt, sugar & instant yeast well.
  2. Add warm milk or water. Mix well with fork (or electric mixer) constantly until the mixture starts to come together and add the softened butter. Knead into a soft and elastic dough (around 20 minutes by hand or 10 minutes by electric mixer).
  3. Place in oiled bowl. Cover and let it rest for at least 1-2 hours or till it doubles up in volume. Punch down the dough and use as required.

To make Pizza Base

  1. Pinch out a fist size ball of dough and roll well. Flour the work surface and place the pizza dough. Roll it out into a rough disk. You can make it as thick or thin as you like.

To make Cheese Burst Pizza Dough

  1. Take 2 lemon size balls of dough. Roll out each ball into a thin disk.
  2. On top of 1 disk, grate cheese all over. Or tear slices of cheese and place on top. Leave about 1/2 an inch on all sides
  3. Gently place the other rolled out risk on top of the cheese. Using your finger to seal the edges.
  4. Gently fold a little bit of the edges in to get a definitive edge.

Making Homemade Pizza

  1. Grease the Baking pan with oil and sprinkle with semolina or cornmeal. If you have a pizza stone, sprinkle with cornmeal or semolina.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 C.
  3. Carefully transfer the formed Pizza base on the baking sheet / Pizza stone. Prick on top at few places with a fork.
  4. Apply the sauce all over.
  5. Add your favorite toppings and finish off with your favorite cheese
  6. Bake at 200 C for 15 minutes or until the pizza base is well cooked.
  7. Slice & enjoy!