Tuesday, 14 May 2013

New York Style Pizza ( Baking Partners)



Pizza is one dish which will be a forever favorite in my house . All of us love pizzas and usually I have to make pizzas at least once in a month. But it was always with the store bought base.

 So when Baking Partners   decided that this month we will make a pizza along with the home made pizza base I was a bit excited as it would be a totally new experience.






 But soon I realized that making pizza at home needs quite a practice. The first time I made thin crust pizza it turned out to be hard and crispy ( though taste wise we liked it).





 So the next time I tried it I kept the base little thicker and the result was more satisfying. Though I would like to try this home made base a few more times before I could master it.

For the challenge we had to choose from 3 different recipes suggested by Pam of livinranchodelux , Archana of  tangymind and Priya of  enveetukitchen . Though all the recipes were interesting I finalized on Archanas recipe as I wanted to try out the thin crust for the base.

 And so there was pizzas for this weekend dinner one with hard base( pic above) and one with a better one which you are seeing in the picture given below.

But I must admit that it was a nice experience trying out the base at home.

Thanks Swathi and Archana for this lovely challenge.



Suggested by Archana of  Tangy Minds.

Recipe adapted from

Ingredients :

For Thin Crust Pizza :

2 cups...................................All purpose flour
1 n 1/2 tsp...........................sugar
1 tsp...................................salt
2 tsp..................................dry active yeast
2 tbsp................................olive oil
3 tbsp..............................warm water

For the New York Style Sauce :

250 gm ........................tomatoes
1 big ...........................onion (chopped)
1 tbsp..........................olive oil
3 to 4 .....................garlic cloves (grated)
1 tsp.......................chilly powder
1 tsp.......................dry oregano.
1 tsp......................dry basil
1 tsp.....................sugar
salt

For the Toppings :

1/2 cup...................mushrooms (sliced)
1/2 cup..................onions (sliced)
1 .......................capsicum (cut into rings)

1 cup..................grated (mozarella cheese)



Method : 


For the Sauce :


Roughly grind the tomatoes .
In a pan heat the olive oil and add garlic, oregano , basil , chilly powder and salt.
Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
Now add tomatoes and onions , sugar and cook till the sauce thickens.





For the Thin Crust :

Soak yeast and sugar in warm water for 10 minutes.
Mix well flour, salt and yeast in a bowl.
Add olive oil and water and mix well to form a ball.
Knead wll for at least 10 minutes.
Try to pass the  windowpane test. ( though mine did not pass the test )
Divide the dough into two parts and place in  the fridge for a day.
Take out the dough 2 hours before baking and knead it well.
Keep it in the greased bowl and cover tightly with a plastic wrap.
Allow it to rise till double in size.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees for 10 mintues.
Flatten the dough on a baking plate.
Spread the sauce all over the crust.
Spread the topping and sprinkle grated cheese on it.
Bake for 10 minutes or  till the crust is golden brown and cheese melts.










Baking Partners






13 comments:

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  2. Wow pizza looks delicious, perfectly made.

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  3. Yummy Pizza. Perfect and delicious.

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  4. Lovely pizza you have there! Practice makes perfect indeed!

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  5. Pizza can be finicky! You did a great job :)

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  6. I liked the sauce.. looks nice.

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  7. Delicious pizza Nayana, You did very well.

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  8. Thanks everyone for such lovely and encouraging comments...

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  9. Lovely :) So good clicks :) Hope u enjoyed!!!Visit my space once u r free.

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  10. Glad that you had a great time baking!!

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