Pizza…loaded with veggies and oodles of gooey cheese…hmmmm...bliss!
As kids, my brother and I loved Pizzas, and we often used to beg mom to order some. Back then, in
I crave for Pizza more often than I should, and take out every time means leftovers as well as $$$! So I decided to make my own pizza dough as well the pizza at home. This was the first time I made the dough.
1 package active dry yeast (7gm/ 1/4 oz)
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour, plus more if necessary
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
In a small bowl, combine yeast with water, salt and stir well .After 5 minutes, transfer to the bowl of a food processor along with flour, salt, and olive oil and process until the dough forms a ball. The dough should be soft but not sticky. If it is too sticky, add a bit more flour and process for another minute.
Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead dough for 2 to 3 minutes, adding enough additional flour if necessary to form a smooth and elastic dough. Dough should not be sticky. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled 2 or 3 quart bowl and turn to coat dough with oil.
Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
You can use any choice of toppings for your pizza. I wanted to recreate the Veggie Supreme version from Pizza Hut, hence used the following toppings.
You will need: (for 2 pizzas)
1 Cup Onions (cubed)
1 Cup Tomatoes (chopped)
1 Cup Green Bell Peppers (cubed)
¾ Cup Mushrooms (sliced)
¾ Cup Babycorn (sliced)
2 Cups Marinara sauce
2 Cups Mozzarella cheese (grated)
Pour 2-3 ladles of marinara sauce on the pizza base and spread evenly.
Top with onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms and babycorn. Top with a generous handfuls of grated mozzarella.
Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes, keep a close watch, cheese may burn if your oven has a high cooking power.
Cut into slices with a Pizza cutter and serve…err… gobble up! :)