Recipe

Home-made Pizza

The yum dinner of today was home-made pizza, it has been a while since I made it the last time and I think I managed to mess up the dough as bad back then as this time. Baking isn’t really my forte.

Pizza Dough

  • 375ml (1 1/2 cup) warm water
  • 2tsp (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast
  • pinch of sugar
  • 600g (4cups) plain flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil

Start by mixing water, yeast and sugar (this is where I messed up, my water was way to warm and killed the yeast, so be careful) in a bowl and let it stand for about five minutes.19_Pizza_Yest[1]

While waiting for that, mix the flour and salt in a big bowl, make a hole in the middle. Pour the yeast mix in the middle and use a round bladed knife, using a cutting motion until the mixture is combined.

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Let the dough rise for 30 minutes or until it has doubled in size. While that is going on, move on to the tomato sauce.

Tomato Sauce

  • Olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 3x400g tinned plum tomatoes
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Start by heating up the olive oil in a frying pan and chuck in the garlic cloves.19_Pizza_Frying_Garlic[1]Once the garlic is starting to show some color, add the basil and tomatoes.19_Pizza_Frying_Basil[1]19_Pizza_Frying_Tomatoes[1]

Use the back of a wooden spoon to mush the tomatoes as much as you possibly can. Once the sauce is boiling, pour it through a large sieve, making sure that you mush as much as possible of the yummy tomatoes through, if some larger chunks get stuck you can move them to the sauce. Then pour the sauce back into the pan and let boil for another 5-10 minutes.

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I choose to use the basil, garlic and tomato chunks left over for topping on my pizza, so I out in the blender to chop it up more fine, leaving it in a bowl to wait for pizza time. It’s so yum, that it was pure luck that I didn’t eat it all before pizza time.19_Pizza_Sauce_leftovers_in_mixer[1]Both the sauce and the dough can be prepared well in advance, and once it’s dinner time, everyone can choose their own toppings to add to their pizza. I choose pepper, onion and the yum, yum basil, garlic and tomato mush.

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For this specific oven the temperature was set for 225c and the pizza stayed in for about 15 minutes, I think this has a lot to do with the oven that you use so go for trial and error on temperature and time.19_Sliced_pizza[1]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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