Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Pizza! my take on it :)

So, I've been making pizza for a few years and I saw it made in my childhood. I'm certain as a child I wondered how this was better than store bought, but now as an adult i feel store bought, is a different thing over all. 

My pizzas are generally very basic toppings. Ranging from zucchini, bell peppers, olives, onions, chicken,or a pepperoni type meat. There are a few  ingredients in my pizza making that I will say are necessary, aside from what you need to make the dough and these three things are game changers. Finely chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Yup that's it. So let's get started.

Take a large mixing bowl 

3 cups of warm water, (not hot) 
2 tsp yeast 
1/4 cup oil
2 tbsp sugar
5 cups of flour, (follow the additions in the recipe method, caution don't pour all in at once) 
1/2 tsp salt,

Put all ingredients excluding flour and salt into the mixing bowl.


Start by putting 2 cups of flour and the salt into your bowl and mix. Pour and mix the next 2 cups of flour. At this point you have a slightly firmer dough, not stiff, and not a batter. Knead in 1 cup of flour or extra if necessary.  Once kneaded. Let it sit in a lightly oiled bowl for 20 mins. Take out and separate into 2 dough balls, press onto well greased pizza pans. The next process should hopefully take you 20 mins of prep work so when you are done you can toss it in the oven. 

Preheat your oven to 350F 

Now take sauce and cover the top of your pizzas
Mince 2-3 cloves of garlic and spread evenly. 
Take any toppings you like, chop into preferred bite size pieces and place.
Grate cheese at least 1/2 cup per pizza if possible
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Place in the oven on 2 trays and rotate in the middle of cooking. 10 mins and switch then 10 mins.

Bake at 350F for 20 mins. 
Pull out let cool for 5 mins or until you can safely cut and serve.


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