and it's from scratch. and it tasted great.
yesterday i was in the mood for cooking. again. i literally spent the whole day cooking. first thing that i've done was this pizza. i don't like precooked, canned, frozen products. and i love cooking! so, making a pizza is not a big deal - even though it takes quite a bit of my time. well, i'm in my holiday. no school or anything... time is the last thing that's on my mind these days.
i made a little shopping for the poor fridge. and i invited over a friend of mine. while talking and catching up i prepared this pizza that we loved.
plus from now on i think i'll share my recipes! not that they are a big secret. it's just i was always too lazy to even write them down on a piece of paper. or even in the cook(note)book that i've made.
for the dough:
- 3.5 cups flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp instant dry yeast
- 3 tsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. vinegar
- 3 tbsp olive oil.
- 1 cup warm water
mix the dry ingredients, then add the remaining ones. mix and then knead. you should have a somewhat sticky dough. you can add some more flour on the way. when the dough is uniform, grease a bowl with oliveoil and put the dough in. cover and let the dough sit in a warm place for at least 1 hour or until the size is doubled. when all your other ingredients are ready you can place it on an oven paper after shaping it slightly. then just pull the dough from the sides lightly so it gets thin(about 0.5-0.3 cm) and uniform everywhere.
this makes 2 quite large, thin crust pizzas. for approximately 4 people if you eat it as a seperate meal. you can divide the dough and make smaller ones of course.
for the tomato sauce:
- 1-2 tbsp oliveoil
- 1 small onion (until translucent)
- 100-150 g tomato paste
- 3-4 tomatoes (peeled and chopped)
- 2 tbsp oregano
just cook these in order. and let it simmer until it resembles a mild paste(about 20 mins medium heat). then smooth it out with a blender or a rough sieve. you can also add some minced garlic on the way if you like.
prepare the mozarella and the additional ingredients like mushrooms, corn, pepperoni, bacon etc.
par-bake the pizza dough then put the tomato sauce and then the mozarella on. then the other ingredients of your choice.
then bake it until the sides are golden.
if you'll add bacon or any kind of meat that's thinly sliced, do so towards the end. or they get very dry and unpleasantly stiff.
and here is my easy pizza recipe!
congrats to me on my first shared recipe. yay!