Saturday, May 31, 2008

Pizza Pizza Pizza!!


Today was Pizza day!
A spontaneous idea. And they turned out good.
So, thought of noting down the recipe:

Preparation time: 30-45 minutes
Oven temp: 200°C (390°F) electric oven / 180°C (355°F) convection oven
Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
Pizza base:
1 packet (with 2 bags) Mondamin Pizzateig (pizza flour)
250-270 ml leukewarm water

Tomato base:
1/2 - 2/3 tin (400g) of pizza tomatoes
a pinch Italian herbs, dry(rosmary, thyme and oregano)
1 tsp fresh thyme and rosemary, finely chopped
1 tbsp capers
1 tbsp olive oil
salt, to taste

Mushroom Pizza:
1 green bellpepper, washed and diced or cut into thin slices
200-250g brown crimini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
salt, to taste
parmesan, a small piece
gauda, grated
1 tsp fresh thyme and rosemary
a few slices of (cherry) tomato
4-5 slices of salami - only on one half (for my DH)

Tuna Pizza (half Pizza):
1/4 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 tsp fresh thyme and rosemary, finely chopped
3 cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 tin of tuna fish
1 tsp capers
parmesan, a small piece
salt
gauda, grated

Pizza Hawai
(half Pizza):
2 thin slices of cooked ham (italian style, as per the packet), cut into small squares
2 slices of canned or fresh pineapple (fresh tatses better), cut into small pieces
1/4 yellow bell pepper, diced
parmesan, a small piece
half a hand ful of basil leaves
a pinch of fresh thyme
1 ball of mozarella, sliced
salt, to taste

Method:
Knead the dough using both the bags of pizza flour with 250 ml of lukewarm water, if needed add a few tablespoons more of water slowly while kneading. Divide into two. Roll out each dough immediately (no waiting required) into thin pizza bases, round or square.
Mix all the ingredients of the tomato base in a bowl and spread on both the pizza bases.

For Mushroom Pizza:
Fry the mushrooms and green bell peppers quickly on high heat in a tablespoon of olive oil and the herbs and salt. Spread on one Pizza base. Put some slices of tomato over it. Grate parmesan evenly over the pizza. Spread grated gauda cheese over it. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.

For Tuna Pizza:
Fry the yellow bell pepper with some salt
and olive oil on high heat for a minute. Take out and set aside. Fry tuna in olive oil for a minute with the herbs and salt. Spread both on one half of the Pizza base. Grate parmesan evenly on it. Put capers (careful-are quite salty!) and sliced chery tomatoes over it. Put grated gauda on it. It is ready to be baked.

For
Pizza Hawai :
Fry the yellow bell pepper with some salt and olive oil on high heat for a minute. Spread on the pizza base along with ham, pineapple and basil leaves. Grate parmesan over it. Put the Mozarella slices over it. bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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