Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Manja-manja For Si-Manja!

My kids have always asked me to make my own pizza, especially after they found out that my colleague has made a business of selling frozen pizza dough from the basic recipe that I discussed and talked about two weeks ago.  I don't really mind actually, but I thought that my children were right when they said that I should make my own pizzas.

So, last Sunday before going to school, I whipped up the simplest pizza I knew, slathered on top of it, the sauce that I had made about a week ago; leftovers from a spaghetti sauce and a few choices of toppings according to what my children liked.  Suffice to say that it will be a long time before anyone of them ask to go to a pizza restaurant again! 

The following recipe is for three medium-sized pizza base :
*250 g high-protein flour
*10 g sugar
*1 tsp instant yeast
*150ml tepid water
*1 tsp salt
*25 g olive oil

Mix all the ingredients above, knead about ten to fifteen times and set aside for half an hour until double in size.  (While you are waiting for it to rise, you can start grating the Parmesan chesse and slicing the rest of the ingredients!)

Divide the dough into three and flatten each onto a round baking tray (I used a pot cover!!)  Poke the dough with your fingers and leave for another half an hour to rise.  Then half-bake the dough for 10 minutes at 180 C.  Take it out of the oven and put toppings of your choice and bake for another 10 minutes!

1 comment:

  1. Nice recipe with a soft base. Personally, I prefer a crispier base which is much thinner. Same ingredients for the dought; only thing is you flatten the dough until quite thin!