Pizza

by GJSenthil 2010-02-28 01:35:21

Ingredients

For the Pizza base and Topping

* 2 Cups All-purpose Flour
* 1 teaspoon Ajwain
* 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or Parsley or Oregano flakes
* Finely chopped 3 cloves of fresh garlic
* 3 finely chopped green chilies
* 2 teaspoon yeast
* 1/2 teaspoon sugar
* 3 teaspoon oil
* Salt to taste
* Shredded mozzarella cheese or pizza cheese
* Toppings of your choice.

For the pizza sauce:

* 1 16 oz tomato sauce
* 1 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1 teaspoon red chili powder or cayenne powder
* Salt to taste

Method

For the Pizza base

* Soak yeast in hot water for 5 minutes or until it foams on the surface.
* Mix all ingredients except yeast well.
* Add yeast and again mix well.
* Add water to prepare soft dough.
* Cover the dough and set it aside for at least 11/2 hour or until it doubles itself in size.

For the Sauce

* Mix all ingredients to the tomato sauce.

For Pizza

* Preheat Oven to 400 F. (this is a must)
* Take the dough as it is without trying to blend it again on a pizza pan or cookie pan.
* With a rolling pin roll the dough to the edges.
* Spread a thick layer of sauce on the dough.
* Sprinkle some shredded mozzarella cheese or pizza cheese on it.
* Garnish with the toppings. Common ones are sliced or chopped red onions, sliced tomatoes, mushrooms, ground meat, green peppers, pineapple, jalepeno peppers.
* Sprinkle cheese after you garnished all the toppings on the pizza.
* Set oven to 350 F. with more heat on the lower side.
* Let it bake to 18-20 minutes or cheese is melted and base is brown.

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