Homemade pizza ; worth trying this…

how it looks..

Why wasting your time going here and there looking for restaurants ? Whatever the so called popular food that you are served in restaurants, you can serve it yourselves at your own home… Only thing that we need is positive thinking..

Think positively and try this pizza recipe… You will be greatly satisfied with results …


For 2 pizza pies
For the pizza dough
warm water – 1 cup
Sugar – 1tsp
Dry yeast – 2tsp
All purpose flour – 4cups plus more for dusting
Extra virgin olive oil – 6tsp plus more for greasing
Salt – 2tsp

For the tomato sauce
Tomato paste – 1/2cup
Olive oil – 2tbsp
Minced garlic – 2tsp
Oregano – 1tsp
chili flakes – 2tsp
Salt – 2tsp
Sugar – 2tsp
Pepper – 2tsp
Water – 1/2cup
Baking soda – 1/8tsp

For the meat mixture
Minced chicken – 100g
Oregano – 1tsp
Pepper – 1tsp
Salt – 1tsp
Mozzarella cheese

Add sugar to the warm water and mix well.
Then add dry yeast and let them sit for 5 minutes until bubbling appears.

Into an another large bowl, add flour, salt and olive oil.
Then add the yeast mixture gradually, using a spoon mix until a shaggy dough.

Shaggy dough

When the flour get hydrated, transfer the dough onto the working surface . (flour dusted working surface )

Knead the dough for 10-15 minutes until it become smooth and bouncy.

Grease a large bowl with ollve oil and place the dough inside.
Then coat it with more olive oil.
Now cover it with a plastic wrap.

ready for the rise…

Let it rise overnight.
(for best results keep overnight ; otherwise you can let it rise at least for 1 hour )

Transfer the dough onto the flour dusted working surface and knead for 10 minures
Then divide the dough into two equal portions.
Shape them into balls.

devided into two

After that dust some flour onto the dough balls and cover with kitchen towels.
Let them rise for another hour.
You can start spreading the dough by poking it with your fingers.
Then using a wood pestle press the dough into a thin crust.

Preheat the oven to 450-500F ( 230-260C )
Meanwhile prepare the sauce and meat mixture.

Tomato sauce
Add olive oil, garlic, oregano and chili flakes into the hot pan.
Then add tomato paste, water, sugar, baking soda, salt, and pepper.
Mix well and simmer for 5 mins.

tomato sauce

Meat sauce
Add minced chicken, oregano salt and pepper into a large bowl and mix them well.

Spread tomato sauce on the pizza pie .

tomato sauce applied…

Then small portions of meat mixture all over the pie.

Then add mozzarella cheese on top of that.

mozzarella on top…

Finally get it baked for 15 – 20 minutes or until the crust and cheese turns into the golden brown colour.
Garnish your pizza as you wish.

Once you tasted it , feel free to let me know your experience…
You can comment on my Youtube video guide or on my facebook page – Cook with Sha !!!

I am Sha !!!

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