Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tomato Pizza

Pizza Base:
  • 1 cup Plain flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1tbsp dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For topping:
  • 2 tomatoes
  • few pieces of Sun dried tomatoes
  • 10-15 fresh Basil leaves
  • Peri peri sauce as per taster OR dry crushed red chili
  • 200 gms mozzarella buffalo cheese sliced
  • tomato sauce


Pizza base:
  1. To make the pizza dough, place the plain flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Make a well in the centre and add all the water and olive oil to the dry ingredients.
  3. The water needs to be lukewarm to activate the yeast and encourage it to grow.
  4. If the water is too hot, it can kill the yeast.
  5. Use a wooden spoon to stir until combined and then use your hands to bring the dough together in the bowl. It should be soft and slightly sticky.
  6. Keep aside for resting for around 30 -40 mins
  7. Now roll into sheets.
  8. Brush round pizza trays with the olive oil to lightly grease. Sprinkle with a little flour. The flour will help give the pizza a crisp, dry base.
  9. Preheat oven to 180°C for 20 mins. (timing might differs with individual oven)
  10. Place the base and cook for 10 min.
  11. Then remove and place on wire mesh so it doesn't becomes soggy at the base

  1. Apply tomato sauce to the base.
  2. Arrange tomato slices followed by cheese and basil leaves and chopped Sun dried tomatoes.
  3. Can sprinkle little salt and Pepper.
  4. Now keep it in oven and bake for 20 min or till the cheese melts.
  5. Cut into pieces when done.

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