Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Homemade Vegetarian Pizza & Pizza Sauce

 My little sister wrote that! =)

I was planning for this meal since last week,
but was too busy to make them.
Today, my man's on MC, so we made the pizza together! 
He was in charged in chopping the ingredients... and kneading the dough,
because I accidentally cut my finger earlier. 
My small ceramic knife is really super sharp!!

Ok..back to the pizza topic..
This is a really good spice blend, very fragrant! 
& I used canned black pitted olives. 
It's not as good as fresh ones, but a lot cheaper. 
Just $2+ per can!


I made the sauce, as I don't wanna use those store bought ones.


a mix of white button, swiss brown and portobello mushrooms..


1 rectangular pizza...


1 round pizza...


And here's the baked pizza~
baked with love and filled with team spirits...
but lack of time to capture more pictures of the baked pizzas.
My family joined us for dinner and when dinner time starts, it's like at war zone.
 everybody grabbing the food!! HAHA!!


Anyway..today is a fruitful day for us...
and of course, enjoyable..!


Homemade Vegetarian Pizza & Pizza Sauce


Pizza Sauce
7 Diced Medium Size Tomatoes
2 Diced Yellow Onions
60g Ketchup
1 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Spice Blend (Basil, Oregano are the basic spices needed)
2 Tbsp Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Oil

1. Heat up oil in pot and stir fry onion until soft.
2. Add diced tomatoes in, switch to low heat and let it simmer till mushy. Stirring occasionally.
3. Add 1/2 portion of spice blend and black pepper.
4. Remove from heat and let cool.
5. When it has cooled down, puree it.
6. Bring the pot back on low heat and stir in ketchup, remaining spice and black pepper.
7. When it comes to boil, remove from heat and set aside.


Note: You can use the leftover sauce to go with some yummy pasta/spaghetti.



Toppings
Capsicums (Green/Yellow/Red)
Mushrooms (White Button/ Swiss Brown/ Portobello)
Black Pitted Olives



Pizza Dough (Makes about 2 pizzas)
530g Flour ( Mixture of 300g of Plain Flour & 230g of Bread Flour)
300ml Water
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Instant Yeast
1 Tbsp Oil

1.  Mix all dry ingredients together and make a well in the middle.
2. Add water and oil into the well slowly, and keep mixing with a spatula.
Do not add water at one go. Mix until you get a sticky dough.
3. Start to knead the dough with your hands or with a mixer using dough hooks.
4. Knead for about 20 minutes if using hand, and 10 minutes by mixer, until it becomes non sticky.
5. Shape into a round dough and leave in oven to proof until it doubles in size.
6. Punch the dough down to remove air.
7. Divide dough into 2, and let it proof for another 30 minutes.
8. Punch the doughs down and shape as desired. 
9. Place it on pan and lay pizza sauce over the dough, 
followed by toppings then shredded mozarella cheese.
10. Bake at preheated oven of 210degress for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown.
11. Serve hot.

3 comments:

  1. Bookmarked the homemade pizza sauce immediately, I like homemade food. Thanks for sharing.

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