Sunday, 27 January 2013

Ingredients for
Pizza Base:

1 1/4 cup warm water
1 packet yeast (1 tbsp)
3 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp salt

For topping:
200 gms onion (chopped)
200 gms tomatoes (chopped)
125 gms capsicum (chopped)
100 gms mushroom (sliced)
250 gms pizza cheese (shredded)
3 tbsp tomato sauce
Salt & black pepper powder (to taste)


1. Pour the warm water into a bowl, sprinkle the yeast on top and leave for 2 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and cover bowl. Put in a warm place for 5 or 6 minutes, until mixture becomes frothy.

2. Put flour and salt in a large bowl, make a well in the centre, then pour in the yeast. Add the rest of the water and the oil, then mix until all ingredients are combined.

3. Knead until springy and elastic.

4. Roll the dough into a ball and put in a greased bowl. Cover bowl with clingfilm and leave in a warm place for 2 hours, to rise.

5. Divide dough into two. Roll out each half onto a floured surface, until you have the desired thickness.
Make sure pizza base is the same thickness all over by pressing with the flat of your hand and mould it into shape.

6. Pinch up the edges, so the edge of your pizzas will be slightly raised.

7. . Preheat the oven on convection mode at 250 degree Celsius.

8. Spread tomato sauce on each pizza base.

9. For topping, mix all chopped vegetables and seasoning. Microwave the chopped vegetables in a microwave safe bowl for 30 secs. at 100% power.

10. Apply tomato sauce on each pizza base. Now spread the vegetable topping on each pizza base along with the sliced mushrooms.

11. Sprinkle grated pizza cheese at the top of each pizza.

12 . Bake on non-stick  oven tray on the high rack at 250 degree Celsius for 10 – 15 mins (till the cheese melts).

13 . Cut into pieces and serve with sauce

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