Tuesday 8 August 2006

Pumpkin & Ricotta Cheese Pizza

Haha.. Another recipe using Ricotta Cheese..... You bet I love this Homemade Ricotta Cheese so much. It's really easy to make and taste great with all kinds of combination. This Pumpkin & Ricotta Pizza really taste something different from those usual cheese pizza. The texture of the crumb cheese is still visible after baking and it's taste just as good with those pizza filling, especially the sweet pumpkin.

Other than the Pumpkin Ricotta Pizza, I also made the ham, pineapple and Mozzarella Hawaiian pizza. This pizza base was abit different from what I had made before. This one is more thinner and with a very crispy crust.

Ingredients For Pizza Base:(makes 4 small pizza)
1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
160ml(2/3 Cup) Warm Water
1 Teaspoon Of Sugar
270g(2 Cups) Plain Flour
Pinch Of Salt
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1. Place the yeast, sugar and water in a bowl and set side until bubbles form.(about 5 - 10 minutes)
2. Add the flour, salt in a big mixing bowl, then slowly add in the yeast water and stir till water used up.
3. Next add in the olive oil and mix to form a dough and knead for about 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
4. Place dough in a clean, oiled bowl, cover with cling wrap and allow to stand in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

Semolina For Dusting
1. Lay non-stick baking paper on the baking tray and dust evenly with some semolina(about half tablespoons).
2. Divide the pizza dough into 4 portion and roll out 2 – 3mm thick and place on the baking paper that dust with semolina.
3. Spread some base sauce and top with desire ingredients and bake in preheat 200 degree oven for about 15 minutes or till golden brown.

I tried to use 200g Plain Flour and 70g Bread Flour instead of 270g plain flour from the original recipe.

Recipe from Donna Hay, Modern Classics 1Posted by Picasa


  1. wow lena, this recipe is from modern classics 1?? cool man...yours look really good. i bet it taste good too! btw, do u hv a bread machine huh? i heard from jadepearl that its very useful to make use for the kneading. she got hers from carrefour at only $60. i might wanna get lor coz i love 2 make bread but the kneading part always frighten me alot :(

    so how many more ricotta recipes coming up? :p

  2. Em.. the basic pizza dough recipe is from there, but the pumpkin & ricotta cheese pizza i modify it from her pumpkin & goat cheese pizza...lolz....

    Em.. i also tot of buying a bread machine but then i think unless i bake it every alt day or wat or it will be very not useful loh.. so i didn't buy... I just knead with my hand loh...

  3. Ellena, Waa.. havent hear from u for a long time! Glad u're back! Hey yummy pizza too!

    Throw some over here oso hor! hehe.. :P


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