Being with my baby brings out the will to cook, to make extravagant meals or just to imagine new concoctions. Friday night felt like a perfect night for homemade pizza, not to extravagant or new, but appreciated. We have both decided that making pizza is much much yummier, healthier and much more economical. Seriously there is nothing better than homemade pizza, you can put whatever you want on it and you know exactly what is in the pizza. And the case of the Chow-Chow pizza will never happen again. Trust me you don’t want to know. Anyways, we made 2 different pizzas so that my baby could have lots of pizza in the freezer for lunch or dinner.
Basic pizza recipe (4 portions, which is basically for one oven pan – so we make 2x the recipes for our pizzas)
- 1 packet fresh yeast (50 g)
- 2 1/2 dl warm water (37 Celsius)
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp oil, preferably olive oil
- 5-6 dl flour
Crumble the yeast, add water, salt, oil and half of the flour. Knead the dough and add the rest of the flour. Knead for 5 minutes. Leave the dough to rise under a towel for about 1 hour (it should rise to double the size). If you want to prepare the dough before you can take only half the paket of yeast (25 g) and let rise for 6-8 hours in a cool place. Using an oven pan, cover it with a thin layer of oil and then spread the dough all over the pan.
Tomato sauce (for 2 pans of pizza):
- 3 cans of chopped tomatoes
- 1 yellow onion
- Olive oil
- Spices: Oregano, Basil, Paprika, Black Peppar
Fry the chopped onion in the olive oil. Add the tomatoes and spices. Boil till thickened.
Topping 1: “King of the Sea”
- 1 can of tuna (in water)
- chopped black olives
- 1 chopped red onion
- 200 g chopped feta cheese
- a couple sun dried tomatoes
- grated Cheese of your choice
Take half of the tomato sauce and add the can of tuna. Mix. Place the tomato sauce on the dough (1 pan). Add the rest of the ingredients in any order, except for the grated cheese, that should be placed on the top. Sprinkle dried oregano and basil on top.
Topping 2: “Gorgonzola delight”
- Garlic salami
- chopped yellow onion
- sliced fresh mushrooms
- small chunks of Gorgonzola
- Grated cheese
Take the other half of the tomato sauce and spread over the dough. Add the other ingredients with the grated cheese on top. Sprinkle with oregano and basil.
Place the pizza in the oven 250 for about 10 minutes.
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