July 10, 2009

Enjoying homely made pizza

Even though this pizza was made almost two months ago, I had been kiv-ing this post because I wanted to post the recipe of this which I considered quite a good pizza base. Preparing the ingredients, button mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, garlic, tomato paste...

I made this tomato sauce with tomato paste and other seasoning ingredients.


If you like a very cheesy pizza with those "pull out cheese effect", be sure to add lots of cheese!


I don't have a pan pizza pan, so I just shape and rolled into an "off-shape" pizza!


The good thing about making a pizza is you do not have to proof the dough as long as that of a most other bread. This bread base is thin yet it has a soft and light crust. So do not be tempted to spread too much sauce otherwise the base becomes wet and soggy.
Ingredients:
100g bread flour
100g cake flour
10g castor sugar
1/2 tsp yeast (2g)
110g water
10g olive oil
80g mozzarella cheese
Method:
  1. Mix bread flour, cake flour, castor sugar and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Using your hands or an electric mixer attached with the dough hook, mix to form a dough. Add the olive oil and knead the dough until a smooth and elastic dough is formed. (I used my bread-maker to knead the dough).
  2. Let dough proof for 60 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile prepare the tomato sauce (you can use store-bought pasta sauce and heat it), and let it cool.
  4. After 60 minutes, punch proofed dough and divide into 2 portions. Roll into two 22-cm in diameter each (if you want to stuff the circumference of the crust with cheese, based on original recipe). Otherwise you can roll into 18-20 cm in diameter.
  5. Cover with cling wrap and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Line circumference of dough with mozzarella cheese and fold the dough inwards (optional step if you do not want to have stuff-crust cheese).
  7. Ready to spread the fillings: Spread tomato sauce (not too thick as crust if quite thin) followed by your preferred fillings. I used button mushrooms and it was really wholesome! My dd though it was meat! LOL. Finally top generously with cheese.
  8. Bake in the ovwn at 220°C for about 12 minutes. (If you can adjust top and bottom temperature, recipes calls for it to be baked at upper heat: 200°C and lower heat: 250°C.

There you are! Freshly baked pizza! :)

Recipe Source: Recipe Source:孟老师的一百道面包

8 comments:

Kitchen Corner said...

This pizza looks very very yummy! I believe that homemade one is always the best!

Happy Homebaker said...

Your pizza looks delicious with all the generous toppings :D

Aimei said...

Thank you Kitchen Corner and HHB! Yes homemade with lotsa preferred toppings the best.

tracieMoo said...

Hi Aimei, I have passed you the 'Kreative Award'. Do check my blog to see what it's all about. Thanks for the great recipes you've shared.

Olivia said...

Guess I would be using this recipe for my next pizza session with my family. Thanks for sharing the recipe

Cheers
Olivia

daphne said...

I agree! cannot put too much paste on it! the crust looks fantastic! thanks for sharing.

Aimei said...

Thanks TracieMoo for the award. :)

Olivis and Daphne, you are most welcome! hope you like the recipe. :)

nyonya pendek melaka said...

hi aimei, glad to be visiting your blog and seeing that you've made a lot of breads and buns. i'm just only starting my hand at making bread. your hokkaido milky loaf looks great. i shall try it one day :D