Easy to make pizza recipe from the basics without any processed food, colorants or artificial ingredients. Just like we were in Italy.
As I most recently have a little time, I had been looking on the web last week. In search of new, interesting thoughts, inspirational recipes that I have never tested before, to treat my family with. Searching for quite some time unfortunately couldn’t come across too many interesting things. Just before I wanted to give up on it, I came upon this delicious and easy dessert by accident at Suncakemom. The dessert seemed so fabulous on its photo, that required fast action.
It was not so difficult to imagine the way it is made, its taste and how much my hubby is going to love it. Actually, it is quite easy to delight him in terms of cakes. Anyways, I went to the page and simply followed the step by step instuctions that have been accompanied by impressive shots of the task. It just makes life much simpler. I could suppose it is a slight inconvenience to shoot photographs down the middle of cooking in the kitchen because you ordinarily have gross hands thus i pretty appreciate the time and effort she put in to build this blogpost .
Having said that I am inspired to present my very own formulas in a similar fashion. Many thanks for the thought.
I had been fine tuning the initial mixture to make it for the taste of my family. I can tell you that it was an incredible outcome. They enjoyed the taste, the thickness and loved having a sweet like this in the midst of a busy workweek. They quite simply asked for more, a lot more. Hence the next occasion I am not going to commit the same mistake. I am gonna twin the volume to keep them happy.
Thanks to Suncakemom for the delicous healthy homemade pizza recipe.
Combine lukewarm milk or water and yeast in a cup. Set it aside for about 5 minutes. If it gets foamy don’t worry. It’s perfectly normal.
In the meantime add the flour, water, olive oil and salt to a big bowl.
Pour the yeast and water mixture into the bowl too; knead until all the flour is incorporated, and the dough is smooth and elastic. If the dough seems to be dry, flaky on the sides and it looks like climbing too much up on the hooks we may add a bit of extra water to it. Be careful and only add one teaspoon at a time.
Leave the pizza dough in the big bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel on top and set it aside in a warm place whilst we prepare the pizza toppings. In case the kitchen is cold we may want to pop the bowl with the dough into the oven at no more than 100°F / 40°C. Make sure that it isn’t more than that as too high temperature will kill the yeast before it could raise the dough! Check the temperature several times during this proofing period. As a general rule if it’s too hot for the hands it’s too hot for the dough too. This will take an hour and we know it’s ready when the dough grows about the double of its original size.
Wash tomatoes, cut in quarters and put them into the food chopper with 4 basil leaves, oregano and a pinch of salt to chop and mix them a bit. Try to use fresh herbs as it will really make a difference! (If we feel adventurous then slip in a bit of garlic and fried onion too.)
Pour chopped tomatoes into a frying pan and cook about 5 to 10 minutes on medium heat to get a somewhat thicker texture. Stir whilst cooking. We can skip this step entirely and spread a couple of spoonful tomato directly onto the pizza. (Check out the Low Carb Condiments for detailed Tomato Sauce recipe)
Grate cheese and get it ready to put on.
Take pizza dough out of the bowl onto a floured work surface when we finished preparing toppings, in about 60 minutes.
Divide the dough into 6 oz / 250g balls. Take one out onto a floured surface and cover the rest with a cloth.
Don’t forget to mildly flour the work surface where we are going to work with the dough as it will stick down otherwise. Form one of the dough into a large disk with hands or a rolling pin and lay it on the baking tray. If a pizza shovel (peel) is not available then mind not to put the topping on until the dough isn’t on the tray!
Work from the middle of the dough outwards, using rolling pin or by hands. Stretch the dough until it’s the size of the baking tray. Optionally we can try to master the pizza throwing technique but first just get on with the not that sexy method.
Spoon some sauce into the center of the pizza and spread it out to the edges. Spread it evenly and don’t fall into the temptation to put too much on there as it will make the dough soggy. One tablespoon should do but try not to go over two on a 10 inch / 30cm thin pizza.
Pile on the toppings.
Slide the pizza into the 450°F – 500° / 250°C – 300°C preheated oven and bake it about 15 minutes until crust is golden-brown and the cheese looks toasty. If a pizza stone is used then don’t forget to preheat that as well.
13. Whilst baking the first pizza repeat the process with the second one.
14. We can prepare all the pizzas at once or place some of the dough onto a tray, cover them with transparent foil and place them into the fridge for another day. If a crust forms on the top of the dough before we can prepare them then whisk it with a bit of water. Cover it back and leave it for an hour and the crust should be solved.
Let pizzas cool for a little bit then slice, serve and enjoy!
We can store unprepared dough in the fridge for several days or even freeze them. If we choose to put them into the fridge we have to knead them a little bit every day to show we still love them.
Storing them in the freezer isn’t that taxing luckily. Make sure to brush the dough with a bit of olive oil before foil wrap them and we are good to go.