Showing posts with label Pizza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pizza. Show all posts

Monday 1 June 2020

Pizza base with Discard Sourdough Starter and Whole Wheat Flour Batter

Pizza base made with discarded sourdough starter and whole wheat flour batter... loaded with homemade pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. I don’t throw discarded sourdough starter...
This time I made easy pizza base without kneading... came out well.
Those who want to start the sourdough starter, here is the link below-
Sourdough Yeast Starter

1 cup of Discarded Sourdough Starter
2 1/2 cup of Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 tsp Instant Yeast
Salt to taste
1 tsp Sugar
Lukewarm Water as required
1 cup of Pizza Sauce
1 medium block of Mozzarella Cheese
Vegetables of your choice like capsicum, onion, tomato, olives and chillies..

Take the discarded starter, add the sugar, instant yeast and 1/2 cup of lukewarm water. Mix and leave it for 15 minutes. Now add the wheat flour, salt and more lukewarm water to make a thick batter. Leave the batter to rise. Take a pizza tray, pour the batter.. depending upon how thick you want the bread to be. Tap it and leave it covered for 15 minutes. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees celsius for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pizza tray... prick the base with a fork and then spread the pizza sauce and add the cheese. Bake it for 10 minutes, remove and add the vegetables and bake it again for another 10 minutes.

Thursday 21 June 2018

Goan Chorizo Pizza...

Every time I land up making either Sausage Palau or cooking the chorizo with potatoes and eating it with pav. So this time thought of using Goan Chorizos for making the Pizza. The Chorizos in the pizza gives a lovely smoky flavour to the dish. 

Pizza Dough
250 grams All purpose flour
250 grams Whole Wheat Flour
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Dry Yeast
1 tbsp Sugar
1/4 cup Lukewarm Water
2 tbsp Olive oil

Take a mixing bowl. Mix both the flours and salt. Take lukewarm water. Add sugar and yeast. Let it rise. Add the yeast water and extra water little at a time to make a dough. Knead the dough for 10 minutes. Add 1 tbsp oil and stretch the dough while kneading. Apply oil on the dough and let it rise double in size. Punch the dough, knead the dough once more and let it rest for 30 minutes.

For Chorizo Pizza Sauce
Purée of 6 big Riped Tomatoes
2 Medium size Onions chopped
1 Big Green Capsium chopped
4 tbsp Garlic Minced
25 pieces of Chorizos removed from the casing
1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
1/2 tsp Dried Bazil
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Olive Oil

Take a pan. Add oil, let it heat up. Add the garlic. Sauté it for a minute. Add the onions, continue to sauté till the onions turn pink in colour. Add the capsicum and continue to sauté for another minute. Add the Chorizo and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove around 4 tbsp of the cooked Chorizo and keep it aside. Add the tomato purée and let it simmer on low flame till the sauce reduces a bit and becomes thick and all the ingredients has incorporated well. Add the chilli flakes, dried oregano, basil and salt. Stir and cook for another minute. Switch of the flame and keep it aside.

For the Pizza
Pizza dough
Chorizo Pizza Sauce
Cooked Chorizo
2 Cup or more grated Mozzarella and Cheddar..(Equal portion of Mozzarella and Cheddar to be taken)

Grease a baking tray. Take the dough and with the help of the fingers, start spreading the dough on the baking tray. Cover the baking tray with the dough, the dough should be 1/2 inch or less in thickness. Sprinkle some cheese on top of the dough. Add and spread the Chorizo pizza sauce on the dough. Add the remaining cheese on top of the sauce. Then add the cooked Chorizo on top. Bake at 180 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes till the cheese has melted and the pizza bread has cooked in a preheated oven. Remove it from the oven, cut into pieces and serve hot.

Friday 7 October 2016

Desi Veggie Pizza Spoons.....

This is a delicious desi.. vedeshi.. bite size snack.. It can be served as starter too. The filling can be made with any vegetable like capsicum, onion, potato, mushroom, baby corn etc. Infact any type of filling can be added  like you can make cheesy pavbhaji spoon or keema spoon or dabeli spoon.. The choice is yours. I am sure children will love it.. Try it and you will love it too... 

For the Pizza Dough 
500 grams Whole Wheat Flour
Salt to taste
1sachet Instant Yeast
1 tbsp Sugar
1 cup Lukewarm Water
2 tbsp Olive oil

Take a mixing bowl. Mix flour, sugar and yeast. Add the salt. Mix it. Add water little at a time and knead the dough. Stop adding water as the soft dough is formed. Keep kneading the dough for 5 minutes. Add 1 tbsp oil and continue to knead for 5 minutes more. Stretch the dough and see. If the dough is stretchable then it is done. Take a bowl, add the dough and apply oil on it. Cover and let it rise. Meanwhile while make the filling. 

For Making the Desi Veggi Pizza Filling 
1 Onion chopped 
3 Tomatoes chopped 
1 Capsicum chopped 
2 tbsp  Garlic cloves minced 
4 Mushrooms chopped 
1/4 cup Fresh Corns
( More vegetables like baby corn, red and yellow capsicum can be added )
1 tsp Sugar 
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp Chilli powder 
1 tsp Kitchen King Masala powder or Curry Powder 
1/2 tsp Dried Basil Leaves
3 tbsp Olive oil or any vegetable oil 

Take a pan, add oil. Let it heat. Add the garlic and onion. Sauté it till it is light brown in colour. Add the chopped capsicum and corn. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, sugar, salt, chilli powder, basil leaves, curry powder or kitchen king masala powder. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the mushroom. Stir and cook further for 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup water. Stir, cover and cook for 5 minutes. The filling should not be liquid. It should be semi dry. Keep it to cool. 

For making the Pizza Spoon 
Pizza Dough
1 cup Pizza Cheese grated or Mozzarella cheese and Cheddar cheese mix 
1 tbsp Olive oil 
Dried Oregano or Dry Italian Herbs to sprinkle 

Take the dough. Punch it and knead it for a minute. Make big lemon size balls. Grease the soup spoons. Take one dough ball. Roll it out in to long oval shape. Spread the dough out on the steel soup spoons. Press it well to aquire the desire shape of the spoon. Cut the excess dough out. Repeat it with the other remaining spoons. With the help of a fork, prick the dough. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Take some foil paper and make lime size balls out of it, place the foil balls below the handle of the spoon , this will give support to the spoons. Add a tbsp of the filling into each spoons. Sprinkle with cheese.  Bake it at 180 degrees celcius for 20 minutes or till the bread turns light brown in colour in a preheated oven. Remove it from the oven. Let it cool. Remove the edible spoons very gently and separate it from the steel spoons. Sprinkle dry oregano or Italian herbs and serve it hot.

Sunday 14 August 2016

Burger Pizzas and Handmade Flat Bread Pizza....

Burger Pizzas and Handmade Flat Bread Pizza... 

I call it "Quick Fix Pizza"... 
When my friend called me, it was 7:30 pm in the evening. Uncle (her father) wanted to visit us. I had already planned to invite him over dinner, so then I decided why not today itself... My initial though was to order food from out, but my friend said that since children wanted to have Pizza Burger, we would order the burger pizzas from out, but from the time I have started baking, I hate to order pizzas from out... But to make the Burger Pizzas, first I have to bake the burger buns and then make the pizza.. It was already 8:30 pm.
 So tried some tricks to save some time on baking the burger bread and then to make the pizza burgers on time for the children to enjoy. I did save some time, but for the children to enjoy was bit delayed... 
    Let's see how to proof the bread dough in a warm oven to save the time for baking, especially when the kneading time is also reduced. 
You need a warm place for the yeast to rise quickly when you are lacking time... This method some what solves the problem.
Let's see the recipe......
Since I made Vegetarian Pizza burger and Pizza, I used lots of vegetables cut into small cubes..... 
Onion, Green - Yellow - Red Capsicums, Mushrooms, Baby Corns, Green - Black Olives, Pickled Red Chilli sliced, Pickled Gherkins and Tomatoes too. (Which I missed)
1 block of Pizza Cheese or 50:50 Cheddar Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese 
Pizza sauce 
Sprinkle of Dry Oregano and Chilli flakes.. 
2 tbsp Milk, 1 tbsp Oil and 1/2 tsp Honey for the wash
(Keep all the above ingredients ready while proofing the bread.)

For a Quick Pizza Sauce.....
6 Ripe Tomatoes cut into cubes 
6 big size Garlic pod chopped
1 big size Onion chopped 
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Dry Mix Herbs or Fresh Basil Leaves chopped 
1 tsp Pepper powder 
1 cup Tomato purée
2 tbsp Olive oil
In a wok, add olive oil. Add garlic and sauté for a minute, add the onions. Sauté till translucent. Add the tomatoes, stir and cook it for 5 minutes. Add the tomato purée, salt, pepper powder, sugar and mix herbs, stir and let it simmer for 5 minutes more. Keep it aside.
For the Burger Buns.....

500 grams Flour ( Whole Wheat + All Purpose Flour ) 
                                      60          :           40 
2  and 1/4 tsp Dry Yeast or 1 Dry Yeast Sachet  
1/2 cup + 1 1/4 cups Luke Warm water 
2 tbsp Sugar 
Salt to taste
3 tbsp Olive oil 
Sprinkle of Dry Oregano (optional) 
Take a mixing bowl. Add the flour and salt and mix it. Take 1/2 cup lukewarm water, add sugar and mix it. Add the yeast, stir and dissolve the yeast in the water and let it stand for 10 minutes to rise. 
( This is the first step... Very very important... The yeast has to rise. )
Make a well in between the centre of the flour. Add the yeast water, 1 1/4 cup water and 1tbsp of oil in the centre of the flour. Mix it with a wooden spoon. Lightly knead it for 2 minutes. The dough is bit sticky at this stage.. ( if you feel the dough is very sticky, then sprinkle some flour and knead it. ) Add 1/2 tbsp oil and continue kneading for minute. Add 1/2 tbsp oil again and continue kneading for another minute. 
( Instead of 10 minutes, I kneaded it for just 4 minutes. Saved 6 minutes.) 
Now apply the remaining oil on the dough, cover the bowl, wrap the bowl with a napkin and keep it in the oven at 60 to 70 degrees Celsius.. (The oven has to be warm and not hot.) keep an eye on the bowl. After 3 to 4 minutes please feel the bowl.. If it has become hot.. Remove it from the oven and keep it out till it cools down. Keep it back in the oven. In 30 to 40 minutes the dough will rise. 
 ( Saves almost 30 minutes of stage 1 proofing time ) 
Remove the bowl from the oven. Punch the dough and knead it for a minute. Make 9 equal portions of the dough ( 100 grams of each portion ) the remaining dough would be made into hand made flat bread Pizza.. Grease a baking tray. Take a portion, to make the burger bun, push the dough from in between the thumb and index finger. It will form a ball. Now gently roll the ball with the help of the palms. Place the rolled dough on the baking tray. With the help of the fingers, lightly flatten the ball. Repeat the process. Keep the dough balls at a distance from one another. Cover it with a napkin and keep it in the oven for 20 minutes for rising at 60 to 70 degrees celcius. Now take the tray out of the oven, remove the napkin. Increase the oven temperature to 190 degrees celcius. Keep the oven for preheating. Meanwhile apply the milk wash on the buns. Sprinkle dry oregano on the buns (optional). Bake the buns for 10 minutes. Remove and apply another milk wash. Bake for another 10 minutes. Remove again and apply the last milk wash. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more until brown in colour. Remove it out from the oven. Brush in oil on the buns. Remove the buns from the tray and cool it.
To make the Hand made Flat Bread Pizza........
In between baking the buns.. Grease another baking tray. Take the remain dough, stretch it with your palms and spread the dough uniformly on the tray and cover up the tray completely. Grate the cheese over the dough. Apply the pizza sauce. Arrange all the cubed vegetables, olives and pickled vegetables. Put some more grated cheese on top. As the buns are ready, increase the oven temperature to 200 degrees celcius and bake the pizza for 25 minutes until the cheese has melted and the edges of the bread has become brown. Take it out from the oven and keep it for 10 minutes before cutting the pizza.
To make the Burger Pizza......
Take the burger buns and cut the buns horizontally. Take a baking tray. Place the lower portion of the buns on the tray. Put the grated cheese, then put a tbsp of the pizza sauce, put the all the vegetables one after the other. Finally put some more grated cheese. Bake the buns at 190 degrees celcius for 10 minutes or  till the cheese has melted. Take the. Tray out from the oven, place the top portion of the buns on the cheese. Put the tray back into the oven and back it for 10 minutes more. Remove the tray and serve it hot.....