Friday, 10 May 2013

Vegetable Pizza ( Home Bakers Challenge )


The very first challenge of  Home Bakers ( details of which you will get here ) was Pizza, a famous Italian dish which doesnt need any introduction. I am yet to find a person ( kid as well as an adult ) who doesnt like this delicious cheesy bake. 

But dont think it was an easy task . Though I very often make pizzas at home I had never tried my hands at   making  the pizza base at home. 

Yes that was the actual challenge given to us by priya suresh  and this months event was hosted by divya The challenge to make pizza from scratch  i.e to make the base as well as toppings and pizza sauce.

Well all in all it was a very interesting and enjoyable experience . Though first time I tried making a base it did not turn out good. It was over baked and hard . So I had to try for the second time. Still I am not fully satisfied and will have to practice it for some more times. 

So finally this is the pizza I made at my second attempt. Hope you all like it.







Pizza with tomato sauce

Recipe source   Martha stewart

 

   Ingredients for the pizza sauce :

      2 tbsp................ olive oil
      3 to 4 .................tomatoes (finely chopped)
      1 tsp....................oregano
      1tsp ................... salt
      1/2 tsp...................pepper powder

    



                                          Method for the Tomato Sauce :

4.                                        Heat the oil and add the chopped tomatoes.
                                 Add all the other ingredients and cook till the sauce is thick.   





Ingredients for the pizza base : 
(Makes 2 Pizza Bases )
1 cup......................... warm water 
1 tsp........................ sugar
4 tsp..................... dry yeast
3 cups .......................all-purpose flour
1 tsp.......................... salt
3 tsp...........................olive oil


   


                                                     Method for the Pizza Base :
                                                 Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
                        In a bowl pour warm water and add sugar and sprinkle the yeast.
                                             Keep for 15 minutes or till frothy.
                            Now blend this well and add flour and salt and knead .
          Go on adding little oil and keep on kneading ( this should take 15 minutes) till soft and sticky.
                            Keep this dough in a oiled bowl and cover with a plastic wrap.






                                         After 1 hour the dough will be double its size.
                      Punch it and knead for 2 to 3 mintues and again let it rise for 30 minutes.
                           Now take the dough on a greased baking dish and flatten it to form a circle.
                                                Leave a raised border around the circumference.





                                             
                                                  Keep it in oven and bake for 7 to 8 mintues.
 





 Toppings : ( for 2 bases)

      2 ..................baby corns
      1 small .......................capsicum
      50 gm ............paneer
      4 to 5 ..............cherry tomatoes
      1 cup................grated mozarella cheese






                                  Now spread the sauce and the toppings and  spread the cheese on top.
                                                                   Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
                                                                            Serve hot.

     


Linking this to

Home Bakers Event at                                                                                           and also to

    divyasculinaryjourney                                                                             bake-fest at tangymind 


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11 comments:

  1. Yummy Pizza ...My son will hog it :)

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  2. thanks for the post .. I learnt making pizza base which ideally I would buy from quality shop to make sure the pizza would be nice !! :)
    I wil giv it a try !!

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  3. Pizza looks delicious with nice toppings..

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  4. well made dear.. yummy and tempting..

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  5. Wow such an interesting topping and so so tempting.

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  6. Nayana.. soup and pizza... can I come over cos they look so good!:))

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    1. Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments, and Meena off course you can come ,you are definitely invited ....

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  7. Loved this wonderful veg pizza. Mouthwatering and super tempting dear.

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  8. delicious looking pizza. first time here, nice space you have, do visit me when ever you have chance.

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