Saturday, 3 September 2005

Homemade Pizza

Pizza is one of the most easy to prepare dish where you can add in any ingredients of your choice then top it with generous amount of cheese. Now you can try out this perfect base for your Homemade Pizza with these easy recipe shown below. And if you don't have any oven at home, don't worry you still can whip out a decent pizza by using oven toaster or Happy Call Pan

Pizza Dough
Ingredients: (serves 2)

1 Cup (250ml) lukewarm water
7g dried yeast
1 teaspoon  salt
1 teaspoon sugar
350g plain flour/bread flour
1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Place yeast and sugar in a measuring jug, mix them with 50ml of lukewater.
2. Leave the yeast mixture in a warm place for 15 minutes or until frothy.
3. Mix the flour with salt and make a well in the center.
4. Add the oil, the yeast mixture and the remaining water.
5. Using a wooden spoon, mix to form a dough. Turn the dough out on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth.
6. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with an oiled sheet of cling film and leave to rise for 30 minutes or until double in size.
7. Knead the dough for 2 minutes, stretch the dough with your hand, then place it on an oiled baking tray, pushing out the edges until even and to the shape required.
8. Spread the topping evenly over the pizza base.
9. Top with Mozzarella cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degree for 20-25 minutes and serve hot

Pizza Supreme
Ingredients: (serves 2)
1 x Quantity Pizza Dough
1.5 Tablespoons tomatoes Paste
100g Thinly Sliced Bacon/Ham
1/2 Red Capsicum, Diced
1/2 Green Capsicum, Diced
4 Button Mushrooms, Sliced
1/4 Can Pineapple Pieces, Drained
1 Cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese

1. Preheat oven to 220 degree, place rolled pizza dough onto a lightly greased baking tray.
2. Spread tomato paste over base.
3. Top the pizza base with ham, capsicum, mushroom, pineapple pieces and mozzarella.
4. Bake for 15 minutes or until base is golden and crisp. Served immediately.

- You can create different flavour of pizza with fillings such as: Satay chicken, Seafood, Vegetarian or etc.


  1. Hi lena, i'm a SAHM to 2 boys, 6 & 4, and also an avid cook. my boys love pizza and its a regular item in our menu. Way cheaper than ordering in too. Tip : dont use oil AT ALL in your dough, dont oil yr pan, sprinkle flour or cornmeal (crunch!) instead. you'll get a chewier texture, see if you'll like it. if you use SAF instant yeast (blue pack abt $6, gim hin stores)which comes in a 500gm pack, use 1.5tsp=7gm, keep in the freezer will last u up to 3 yrs, or share with your pizza baking friends. just take out fr freezer small amounts (at least 24 hrs before use for the yeast to "wake up")and keep it in an airtight container for daily use. its a lot cheaper than buying small prepacks. another tip, dont wait for your dough to rise, ie use it right after you mix all in, will give u a diff texture too. i always do that cos my boys dont want to wait! i bake breads too. i hope u will email me, we can share lots of tips. cheers!

  2. Hi.. Riyakin..thanks for all your pizza tips.... :) It's very useful.... Cos i also have a few different recipes on making pizza but i am not sure which is good. By the way, how do i email u..cos i don't have yr email address leh...

  3. Hi Lena, well it's not everyday that you get to meet someone with the same name! I just found your blog today and you can be sure it won't be my last. Keep up the good work!

  4. Hi! Juz would like to check why my pizza turn out to be biscuit type & not like bread?I use oven toaster & it turn out bread type.Thks for help.....

  5. Hi Evelyn,

    Em... i am not sure how come yr pizza turn out to be biscuit type. What kind of flour did you used? I am not sure whether Oven Toaster can use to make pizza as the temperature is much more higher and it might tend to make the dough tough... Mb u can let me know more about it... :)


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