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Babe_KL
16 Oct 2012

Friday, 29 September 2006

Homemade Pizza Galore

Ever since I've learnt how to make pizza from scratch, I've been making pizza with various toppings that I can find in my fridge and larder. There will always be some frozen frankurters, cheeses, tomato paste, onion, canned button mushroom and so forth lying around for my case. On such occassions, it's usually done on an instant basis without pre-planning or what so ever, all I needed is about an hour or less from mixing the dough right up to removing the pizza from the oven. Other times, stuff like pepperoni, which is my boiboi favourite, will find its way on my pizzas.

The dough recipe is from Australian Women's Weekly and I find that it's a pretty common recipe used by most people especially bloggers from around the world. This dough is good to make two thin pizzas or one thick pizza. For the tomato paste, I will add in herbs like oregano and basil, some sea salt and black pepper for flavour.


Basic Pizza Dough

2 teaspoons (7g) dried yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup (180ml) warm water
2½ cups (375g) plain flour (sometimes I uses bread flour that creates a more chewy base)
2 tablespoons olive oil

Combine yeast, sugar, salt and the warm water in small bowl, cover; stand in warm place about 20 minutes or until mixture is frothy. (Actually you don't need to wait till frothy unless you plan to let your dough rises).

Combine flour and oil in large bowl; stir in yeast mixture, mix to a soft dough. Knead dough on floured surface about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

Place dough in large oiled bowl, cover; stand in warm place about 1 hour or until dough doubles in size. (Can skip this step. I will only follow this when I uses bread flour.)

Meanwhile, preheat oven to very hot. Turn dough onto floured surface; knead until smooth. Divide dough in half; using rolling pin, flatten dough and roll each half out to a 32cm round.

Carefully lift each round onto oiled pizza pan or oven tray; cover each with toppings. Bake, uncovered, in very hot oven 20 minutes.


Check out some of the pizzas I've made. This one is topped with sardines in olive oil, crabsticks, colourful capsicums/bell peppers.

pizza02

It's always handy to keep a pack of frozen Ayamas premium sausages in the freezer. Best for emergency like this case, an instant pizza. Noticed the slightly thicker crust for this pizza? I've used bread flour and the dough texture is slightly denser. I kinda like this crust but not hubby.

pizza01

Thin crusted chicken (stir-fried in some olive oil and garlic), mushroom, onions and of course capsicums/bell peppers.

mushroom onion pizza

When my boiboi is not napping, I allow him to roll out his own dough, spread the tomato paste and place his own toppings. This is his pizza base topped with chicken pieces, grated carrots, onions and capsicums/bell peppers. I helped him to top up the grated cheese. Errr no picture of the finished product cos boiboi literally camped in front of the oven waiting for his pizza to be cooked.

pizza03

I simply loved this pizza topped with tomatoes and pepperoni! Very flavourful. My boiboi whacked 2 wedges of them!

pepperoni pizza

Now, the following pics were my Braided Pizza. Did this after I saw Su-Yin's video. Seems simple but I rolled my dough too thin hahaha not enough to cover up the fillings of tomatoes and sausages. Sprinkled some powdered parmigiano on top.

braided pizza


braided pizza sliced

How about that? Inspired enough to play-play with some dough yourself? You can try this over the weekend. Happy weekend!

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12 comments:

Audrey Cooks said...

wow! looks like u have been busy. I bet they taste great too!

Duane said...

Your pizzas look absolutely amazing!

Rasa Malaysia said...

You made those yourself? Wow, I salute you!!!

babe_kl said...

audrey, i made those on diff occasions haha not all in one go :p

thanks duane

yeah bee yinn. initially i thot it's tough but it's not actually. you could try to make some yourself. easy peasy.

flower said...

Babe
When I make my own pizza, I too like to make several topping and so on. My husband likes Pepperoni and Cheese, my daughter like vege pizza, my son likes only cheese and me I like some anchovies with my vege pizza. I might try your roti pizza.

babe_kl said...

LOL flower, it's so versatile and customisable eh?

Tummythoz said...

Mmm.. pic 1..err 3 and 4 pls. Huh? Placing my order-lor. So when's d ETA? *drool until saliva drying up edi*

babe_kl said...

LOL tummythoz, marn marn thang :p

J said...

Yum - they all look so good!

Hmmm,... looks like you cooked a lot though.
Well, if you need help with finishing the food then *waves hands around* I volunteer!
:)

babe_kl said...

yes and no, J. actually some of these stuff were my backlogs haha... plus nowadays my boiboi getting older, better to feed him more home made goods.

MerapuMan said...

aaah ... i puasa la

babe_kl said...

aduhai merapuman. lain kali datang lepas buka puasa ler haha