Whenever u feel lazy to cook what’s the first thing that comes to one’s mind-fast food. No mess and fuss just drive over or pick up the phone and place order-in minutes it will home delivery. Have it in our cozy home environment with your loved one and of course with your favorite movie. What will be the first choice of fast-food- that’s rite PIZZAS…..hmmmmm.
Pizza is a Italian cuisine which is popular dish made with an oven baked, flat, generally round bread that is covered with tomatoes or a tomato-based sauce and mozzarella cheese. A favorite dish liked by all age group-from young to old. The first thing that comes to one’s mind would be Pizza Hut – has branches world-wide. For a very long time I have a desire to make pizza at home- that’s my version with the inspiration of Pizza Hut’s Suffered Crust Pizza. It came out excellently but not the level of Pizza Hut. My hubby made a suggestion to add baking powder to the dough hoping that it will be as soft as Pizza Hut but it did not make any difference at all so I have omit that ingredient which I tried in the recipe. Anyway I did try it out accordingly to my taste and I’m happy with that- so try out my recipe of home-Made Pizza.I'm making my pizza with leftover grilled chicken but you can add your own toppings accordingly to your taste.
A quick peek at the Pizza Hut menu available in Singapore. They serve excellent Stuffed Crust Pizzas which are not available in USA. Our Favorite whenever you feel like having a pizza...
For Pizza Dough:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 packet dry yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
1/2 cup olive oil
First place 1/2 cup of flour and yeast with 1/2cup warm water into a bowl and whisk until no lumps are found. Cover it with a kitchen towel and set aside for 20 minutes in a warm place. Repeat the same process by adding another 1/2 cup flour and water into the mixture and leave aside for another 20 minutes. In a separate bowl add the remaining flour ,salt ,sugar and mix well. Then slowly add the flour mixture into the bowl with yeast mixture. Knead to form a smooth dough and finally add the olive oil and leave it in a warm place to rise for 3 hours. Once the dough has rise, sprinkle some flour to a board and punch down the dough well to released bubbles. Wrap it plastic sheet and place it in fridge, Use the dough when you are ready to make the pizza.
For the tomato sauce:
2 garlic clove finely minced
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 large tomato finely chopped
3 slice thick bacon finely chopped(optional)
1 cup crushed tomato
1tbsp Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blend
salt and pepper to taste
Coat a non-stick wok with 1tbsp oil and add the bacon and garlic. Stir until the bacon release it's fat- then add the chopped tomato and onions. Once the onions turns slightly browned add the crushed tomato. Once the mixture becomes thick -add salt and pepper. Remove from flame and set aside.
Topping for the pizza:
1 cup shredded grilled chicken
1/2 cup sliced green capsicum
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup mixed shredded cheese
6 piece twist cheese sticks
Roll out the dough into a circular shape just like preparing chapatis. Place the twist cheese sticks at the edge and fold in the dough. Place the carefully onto a greased pizza tray.
Pour the tomato sauce on the center of the dough and spread it evenly around the dough. Sprinkle some cheese over the sauce layer.
Sprinkle the shredded grilled chicken as onto the pizza.
Then add the diced green capsicum and sliced onions .
Finally sprinkle the remaining cheese and pizza seasoning. Bake at 350 °C for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve the pizza hot with crushed red pepper flask with any beverage of your choice.