Monday, November 7, 2016

Veggie Pizza

Ingredients

For the dough

1 cup bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp olive oil

For the pizza sauce

1/2 can tomato sauce
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp freshly ground pepper
4 basil leaves
1 tsp red chili flakes
5 garlic pods,crushed
salt to taste
1 tbsp olive oil

Toppings

1/4 cup onion,sliced
1/4 cup green pepper,sliced
10-15 spinach leaves
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp olive oil

You may add more topping of your choice.

What you need to do

  • Add yeast and sugar in 1/4 cup of water  and microwave for 10 secs.
  • Let the mixture froth.
  • In a wide bowl,mix the bread flour and salt,add the yeast mixture,1 tbsp oil and 1/4 cup of warm water and knead to form a dough.
  • Coat the dough ball with oil and cover the bowl with a cling wrap and set aside for 45 mins.
  • For the sauce,heat oil in a pan,when hot add the garlic,saute for couple of minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce,ketchup,seasoning,ground pepper,chili flakes,salt and basil leaves.Cover and cook until the sauce is thick but spreadable.
  • After 45 mins,punch the dough and knead for 2 mins.
  • Grease the pizza pan,roll the dough to a thin disk big enough to fit the pizza pan.Use dry flour for dusting.
  • Brush this pizza base lightly with oil and cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 deg F.
  • Spread the sauce on the base ,sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese,then spread the toppings and finally the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 16 mins.
  • Turn on the low broil and broil for 4 mins. 
  • Switch off the oven.Remove the pizza and let it cool for at least 15 mins before you slice it to serve.
Make one large pizza.

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