>> Wednesday, December 29, 2010
we never fail to love pizza...
First of all, sorry for not blogging for a long, long time.... I haven't had a proper place to bake or cook for the past year and hopefully, now that I'm done with studies, i can get back into baking and bake for all my loved ones :)
Have never tried making pizza and this time is my first time making it. It turned out preetty good and I'll definite recommend this recipe to everyone. Credits to Momelo .
Pizza is so easy, such that once it's rised... you can use your creativity to put on any of your favourite topping!!
I chose the most simple and my most loved, ham and pineapple pizza~
I shall restate the recipe here for your convenience :)
kneading and shaping the dough to desired size to fit the pan/tray
add in tomato paste on the pizza, it should be totally covering the dough and then topping and more cheessseeeee!!
Out fresh from the oven!
3 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp active dry yeast
2 tbsp olive oil
First, we have to dissolve the yeast in the warm water until the water bubbles (takes around 5-10 mins depending on room temperature). Let it set for a while and while waiting, you can mix the flour, sugar and salt in a big bowl.
After a few minutes, add the yeast mixture into the bowl of flour mixture. You have to mix the mixture very well. Add the olive oil in when the mixture is mixed.
Then, this is where the kneading comes in. You can choose to mix and knead it with your hand or alternately with a mixing machine. It will be sticky at first but as you knead it, it will get smoother and easier; nearing to the next step. It takes around 10 minutes.
Let the dough (covered in the bowl, I used cling wrap on top of the bowl) set for 10 minutes or until the size of the dough doubles. While waiting you can prepare your toppings.
When the size of the dough has rised to desired, take it out and knead for about 4-5 minutes on top of a flour bench top, then flattened the dough and shape it however you want.
It is your choice to leave your shaped pizza on a tray and let it rise further more for a few minutes to further rise. After that, just add tomato paste and your favourite topping, topped with CHEESSSSEEE... In my opinion, from experience, I think it would have been better to mix tasty cheese and mozarella together.
Bake it for about 15 mins or until desired crispiness at 180 degrees.
Served while it's hot.. Viola!!~
CREATIVITY IS AT ONE'S TOUCH