Jul 11, 2008

Homemade Pizza

It was my first pizza making venture..I love pizzas with any toppings and I had always wanted to try them at home...It was'nt a difficult process as I thought..It cam out too good..I mad a flat crust one..Next time I will be using more dough and make a thick crust pizza..Here goes my recipe..

Ingredients (Makes enough dough for two 10-12 inch pizzas)
1 1/2 cups luke-warm water (105°F-115°F)
1 package (2 1/2 teaspoons) of active dry yeast
Allpurpose flour/maida -3 1/2 to 4 cups (part of this can be replaced by whole wheat flour for a healthier version)
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar

Toppings of your choice

I used tomato sauce,mozarella cheese,black olives,onions and green peppers


In the large bowl add the warm water. Sprinkle on the yeast and let sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is dissolved and turns a bit frothy. Stir to dissolve completely if needed at the end of 5 minutes.
Mix in the olive oil, flour, salt and sugar and stir for about a minute. Knead with hands, until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. 
Place ball of dough in a bowl that has been coated lightly with olive oil. Turn the dough around in the bowl so that it gets coated with the oil. Cover with plastic wrap. Let sit in a warm place (75-85°F) until it doubles in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. 

Place a pizza stone on a rack in the lower third of your oven. Preheat the oven to 450°F for at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour.
Remove the plastic cover from the dough and punch the dough down so it deflates a bit. Divide the dough in half. Form two round balls of dough. Place each in its own bowl, cover with plastic and let sit for 10 minutes.
Prepare your desired toppings.
take one ball of dough and flatten it with your hands on a slightly floured work surface. Starting at the center and working outwards, use your fingertips to press the dough to 1/2-inch thick. Turn and stretch the dough until it will not stretch further. Let the dough relax 5 minutes and then continue to stretch it until it reaches the desired diameter - 10 to 12 inches.A rolling pin can also be used to stretch out the dough.

Brush the top of the dough with olive oil..
Lightly sprinkle the pizza peel/a flat baking sheet with corn meal. Transfer the prepared dough carefully to the pizza peel..
Spoon on the tomato sauce, sprinkle with cheese, and place the desired toppings on the pizza.

Sprinkle some cornmeal on the baking stone in the oven.Slide the pizza off of the peel and on to the baking stone in the oven. Bake pizza one at a time until the crust is browned and the cheese is golden, about 10-15 minutes.
Sprinkle more cheese if needed.. 

The dough can be refrigerated for future use..

Sending this to AWED :Italiano hosted by Dhivya


  1. Delicious Pizza, ghar pe invite karo yaar, pizza party karte hai;-) awesome entry Divya!!!

  2. Wow!!! Your first Pizza...doesn't look like that Divya..Awesome!!!

  3. Divya,Your pizza looks perfect and delicious...

  4. Gal you just rock with intern food. Looks so good & delicious Dhiv

  5. nice pizza. i made one too last week. its an all time fav

  6. Your first home made pizza looks delicious Divya. I tried making pizza at home 3-4 times but never came out this well.

  7. doesn't seem to be your first time in pizza making....looks all yummy

  8. yummy pizza divya! can't believe it is your first time.

  9. I love your homemade Pizza, Divya! Looks lovely.. never made one yet, though I always wanted to.. Yours is tempting..

  10. looks delicious,..never tried baking pizza at home,..ur for sure looks delicious,..

  11. Pizza is looking delicious..home-made pizza has been on my mind since a long time..but never tried..yours looks tempting!!

  12. Seems like there's lots of pizza around these days, huh? Looks amazing, Divya! :)

  13. You can be proud of your first pizza attempt. It looks delicious and more of a Pro.

  14. divya..thats lovely pizza..great to see this

  15. divya.. i'm glad we're partners for T&C. Haven't decided which one to do, so many interesting things in your blog I want to try. Anyways, this pizza is looking good. Too bad I just made one myself 2 days ago.. But mine didn't come out as pretty as yours :o)

  16. divya.. i'm glad we're partners for T&C. Haven't decided which one to do, so many interesting things in your blog I want to try. Anyways, this pizza is looking good. Too bad I just made one myself 2 days ago.. But mine didn't come out as pretty as yours :o)

  17. That pizza looks completely loaded and scrumptious!

  18. Better start an Indian restaurant in LA...

    Delicious Blog!!!!

  19. wonderful entry re.... and yeah an invitation to me too... :)

  20. This is looking absolutely heavenly divs. Man! At the rate you are churning out dishes - no wonder u complete 100 in 6 months! I am thinking u will finish 300 in a year at least :) Wonderful entry and loved your eggplant pasta too :) yum. Thanks for sending me these for the event :)



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