Pizza Homemade Recipes Hot, Cheesy pizza loaded with your favorite veggies is one of the most fun and delicious easy dinners to make at home. Delicious combination of mixed vegetables with mozzarella cheese is a favorite food for all kids, teenagers or office going. Pizza is one of the most demanding dish at every cafes. Either in India or out of India. Everyone’s likes pizza so much. With just a few key tips you can create a restaurant quality crust, and treat yourself to the best homemade pizza that’s completely customizable to your tastes. Plan your next pizza party using my pizza recipe, with step-by-step making perfect and best veggie pizza from scratch every time.
ABOUT PIZZA HOMEMADE RECIPES
The Pizza Homemade Recipes includes instructions for how to create a chewy crust that’s lightly crisp on the bottom using all purpose flour or bread flour. It makes a dough that is for better ( and cheaper ) then any store bought dough or restaurant pizza I have tried.
Even the tomato sauce is made from scratch! It’s wonderfully simple, delicious and flavorful, and is the perfect base for layering on lots of cheese and your choice of toppings.
I promise you’ll never want to order delivery again after you see how easy it is to make pizza at home using fresh ingredients.
MAKING PIZZA DOUGH
In this Pizza Homemade Recipes I have explained kneading dough with hands, but you could easily use a stand mixer.
First, in a large bowl mix together 1.5 teaspoons instant yeast and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.
Usually instant yeast can be mixed directly in the flour or in water at room temperature. But I an detailing this method as it can be implemented if you are using dry active yeast. Add 2 teaspoons dry active yeast for this crust Pizza Homemade Recipes.
Add 1 cup of lukewarm water ( 44 degrees Celsius ) and stir. Set aside and let the yeast activate.
TIP:- The water has to be lukewarm and not hot or cold. Hot water will kill the yeast and cooler water won’t activate the dry active yeast.
You should start to see the yeast mixture bubbling up and doubling in size after about 10 to 15 mins.
Combine 1 cup of unbleached all purpose flour ( or bread flour ) with 1 teaspoon of salt and 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
Stir with a whisk or wooden spoon or steel spoon.
Add one more cup of the flour.
Keep on stirring. The mixture will be quite sticky.
Add the last cup of flour and continue to stir. The dough will start to form and leave the sides of the bowl, but will still be sticky.
Now it’s time to knead the dough by hands until it forms a smooth dough, Dust with flour to prevent sticking as you work. The dough will be soft and elastic, and no longer sticky.
TIP:- If the dough becomes sticky, sprinkle some flour and knead. If the dough looks dry and not smooth, sprinkle a bit of water and knead.
Keep your dough in the deep bowl, and lightly apply a bit of olive oil all around the outside of the dough, This will keep it from sticking to the sides of the bowl once the dough proves and grows.
Cover loosely with a kitchen napkin or towel, and let rest at room temperature for the dough to leaven:
45 mins to 1 hour for instant yeast
1.5 to 2 hours for dry active yeast
If you plan to make the pizza the next day then wrap the dough tightly in a plastic wrap and keep in the fridge.
MAKING PIZZA SAUCE FROM SCRATCH ( PIZZA HOMEMADE RECIPES )
You can easily make a tasty, delicious tomato sauce while the dough is resting. The Pizza Homemade Recipes makes for a bigger batch of tomato sauce which you can always refrigerate or freeze.
You can choose to either chop the tomatoes ( 500 grams or 5 to 6 medium tomatoes ) and use them fresh to make the sauce, or blanch them first and then add in a blender.
Blanching will reduce the cooking time, but is not necessary for making a delicious sauce.
Crush the raw tomatoes in the blender to make a puree that is as smooth or chunky as you like for this pizza homemade recipes.
Next, in a large sauce pan heat 1/4 cup olive oil, and add 2 teaspoons minced garlic. Sauté and stir for some seconds to soften the garlic.
Now add the tomato puree, and mix well.
Continue stirring and let the tomatoes cook for 5 mins.
Add salt as needed, Mix and stir your pizza homemade recipes.
Cover the pan with lid and simmer the tomato sauce on low heat for 20 mins stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes have softened.
If the sauce looks too thick you can add 1/4 cup water. Then cover and continue to cook.
Simmer until the tomatoes have completely cooked and the sauce has thickened.
Stir and crushed black pepper.
Mix the sauce well and set aside.
You can allow the pizza sauce to completely cool and store in an airtight container for up to 10 to 15 days in the fridge, or 3 months in the freezer and use anytime you’re ready to bake the pizzas.
ASSEMBLING AND BAKING ( PIZZA HOMEMADE RECIPES )
First, preheat the oven to the highest temperature in your oven. In my oven it is 230 degrees Celsius (450 degrees Fahrenheit. )
Grease a round metal baking pan with olive oil and then lightly dust it with maize flour ( cornmeal ), semolina ( Rava or Soji ) or flour.
Divide the pizza dough into equals parts to make either 4 small or 2 large or 3 medium size pizzas.
Using clean, dry hands, take one portion of the divided dough and roll it into a neat round ball.
Place on a cutting board or counter top that’s been lightly coated with some flour, and sprinkle the dough with a light dusting of more flour.
Use a rolling pin to roll the dough ball into a large round or oval shape of about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness.
Once stretched to the desired size, gently place the pizza base in the greased baking pan. Be careful not to tear the dough, as it is very soft and stretchy.
At this point you can prick the dough with a fork if you want a thinner, crisper crust. This also helps in the crust not puffing up when baking.
Use a pastry brush to lightly brush the surface of the crust with olive oil.
Then, spread the tomato sauce on the pizza homemade recipes in a thin, even layer. Leave about an inch of dough around the outer edge free form sauce for a perfect crust pizza homemade recipes.
Top the sauce with a generous handful or two of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Place your choice of veggies on top of the cheese, making sure to spread the toppings evenly.
Here is another topping idea for you a few mushrooms, onions, capsicum, and green olives. When using mushrooms make sure they are fresh and top them sparingly. Many mushrooms will make the crust soggy.
TIP:- For an all mushrooms pizza homemade recipes, sauté or stir- fry sliced mushrooms till they are light golden before topping them.
Next add a light layer of grated parmesan cheese to finish the pizza.
Place the baking pan close to the lower heating element to get the crispiest crust and perfectly molten, gooey melted cheese.
Bake the veggie pizza homemade recipes in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 mins, until the cheese melts and the crust is golden.
Alternatively preheat a baking sheet in the oven for 20 mins when your assemble the pizza homemade recipes in the baking pan.
Place the pan with the pizza homemade recipes on the hot baking sheet which help in getting a crisp crust.
Now, your perfect personalized veggie pizza homemade recipes is ready to enjoy!
Wait for a minute or two and then serve the veggie pizza homemade recipes while still hot.