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Sunday, March 07, 2010

My family's pizza recipe

Well this is my family’s pizza recipe. My mom always makes it for us since I couldn’t remember but I never know how to do it ‘till now. Actually, I’m not really good in cooking and that is why I felt excited if I know how to cook something. Anyway, pizza is my favourite. Oh yeah… Before anything, I really wanted to beg you not to laugh at me for feeling wound up cuz now I know how to bake a pizza myself. Hey…its still cool, isn’t it? Not going to talk more longer so, “have a try and enjoy you hand make pizza!!!”

Pizza Dough (Makes enough dough for two 10-12 inches pizza)

  • Warm water - 400 ml
  • Yeast - 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • Bread flour – 16 oz [Actually, we can use all purpose but bread flour will give a crisper crust (my mom told me that)]
  • Olive oil – 2 table spoons
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 1 table spoon
  • Tomato/chili/pasta sauce
  • Tomato puree
  • Oregano leaves
  • Margarine
  • Mozzarella cheese (shredded) - 250g
  • Mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  • Bell peppers (stems and seeds removed, thinly sliced)
  • Minced chicken meat (fried)
  • Tomato (thinly sliced)
  • Sausage (fried, thinly sliced) [Any other additional are allowed]

Special equipment needed
  • A pizza stone, recommended if you want your pizza to be more crusty [Actually, my mom never use it in making a pizza, but you can use it if you wanted]
  • A pizza pan
  • A pizza wheel (for cutting the pizza) not required, but easily to deal with than a knife


Making the pizza dough

Add the flour with sugar, salt, olive oil, water and don't forget the yeast. Mix and knead it to form a dough. My mom says, if the dough seems a little too wet, sprinkle a bit more flour.

Cover the dough with cling film. Live it for 1 to 1 1/2 hour or 'til it doubled in size.

Preparing the pizza

  1. Remove the cling film from the dough and punch the dough so it deflates a bit. Divide the dough in half. From 2 round balls of dough.
  2. Working one ball of dough at a time, take one of dough and knead and roll it before place it on the pizza pan. After putting the kneaded and rolled dough on the pizza pan, use your palm to flatten the edge of the dough where it supposed to be thicker.

3. Spoon on the tomato/chilli/pasta sauce and a bit tomato puree then spread it on the flattened dough, sprinkle the oregano leaves, place your desire toppings on the pizza and finally the shredded cheese on it. Don’t forget to apply some margarine at the edge of the pizzao9. Do the same thing to the other dough.

4. Bake the pizza in the oven for 200 degree Celsius about 30-35 minutes.

Well, this is the product of my family’s pizza. I love it and I know you’ll love it too. Lets together have our lunch.

Mmmm… Yummy… Ops… Sorry, ALHAMDULILLAH…