Delicious Home Made Pizza From Scratch

Have you ever made a delicious home made pizza from scratch?

I’ve made the pizza that you can see below this past weekend.  I hadn’t made pizza in a very long while, but it turned out superb and delicious.  So, today I decided to share my recipe with you.

As for the topping your can put whatever YOU like.  Mine is with anchovies, because I think that it gives a delicious taste to the pizza.

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Let me tell you that I like pizzas only home made or from Italy. I do not like restaurant or frozen pizzas very much at all, but this is different.

So here is the recipe…

The Crust

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of unbleached flour
  • A small coffee spoon of salt
  • One bag of active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • 3 table spoons of olive oil

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Making the Dough

Pour the yeast in 1/3 of glass of warm water, and stir to help it melt.

Put the flour in a large baking blow and add the salt in on corner of the flour and the melted yest in the opposite corner, so the yeast and salt don’t come in contact.  (The chemical effect of the salt when in contact with the yeast prevents the yeast to do it job.)

When the salt and yeast are well mixed to the four, add the 3 table spoons of olive oil and mix everything well together. Then add the  1/4 of a cup of water little by little until you obtain a dough that you can work with and knead without being too sticky or too dry.

Two

 

Knead the dough for about 5 minutes.  Then shape it in a ball and place it in the baking bowl covered with a clean cloth.  Leave it at room temperature for about one and a half hour.

After about 90 minutes, you will see that your dough has tripled in volume as seen below.

Three

 

Take the ball out and spread it on a very clean surface area with a rolling pin.  Then place it in a pizza mold. (Place a thin layer of flour under the dough before flatting, and spread some vegetable oil with a brush on the pizza mold.)

Four

Topping

Ingredients:

  • 3 large tomatoes
  • One large green pepper
  • One small white onion
  • One can of black olives
  • A small jar of anchovies
  • A samll pinch of salt
  • Fresh black pepper

Five

 

Boil the tomatoes in a cooking pot full of water for a couple of minutes.  Remove the tomatoes from the water, take the peel off, and smash them with a fork on a deep plate.

Take a medium size frying pan, pour a table spoon of olive oil in it and pour the smash tomatoes in the frying pan. Add just a small pinch of salt in the tomato sauce, a bit of black pepper, and let cook slowly for about 10 minutes or so until the color of the tomato sauce change from red to orange in color..

In the meantime, cut your pepper, and onion. drain the black olives from the can water, and take the anchovies off the jar as well.

When the tomato sauce is ready, spread it on the pizza dough evenly with a spatula. Add the onions, the pepper, the anchovies and the black olives, in the order.

Put the pizza in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes (depending on your oven.)

Remove from oven when the edges of the dough is golden in color. See the images below.

Note: Do not add any more salt as mentioned in the recipe as the anchovies are very salty already.

Before baking

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After baking

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This pizza was fun to make, but most of all it was a delicious home made pizza from scratch that me and a friend enjoyed this past Saturday. I hope you’ll tried it and let me know how it went.

Let me know what you think about this recipe below.

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12 Comments

  • Harleena SinghTwitter: harleenas says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Yummmm!! 🙂

    It reminds me of the time I used to really make them for my kids. I do make them now too, but not as often because the kids have taken up the art now 🙂

    We normally use capsicums, tomatoes, onions and cheese a great deal as it’s good for the kids. But I yet have to try and get the pizza base as good as the one we get from the market – it doesn’t come out as crusty, or perhaps something’s amiss.

    Thanks for sharing this one, need to try it out. Have a nice weekend 🙂
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  • Susan Neal says:

    I LOVE pizzas, Sylviane, but you’d despair of me, I’m afraid, because I don’t like anchovies or olives, so I’d have to have a different topping on this. You get points from me for not including garlic in the recipe, because I don’t like that either (I’d never survive in France!!!)

    I love the way you’ve written this recipe, by the way – your instructions are very clear.

    My husband’s the chef in our house, and he makes some great dishes, but he’s never had a go at home-made pizza – I’ll have to see if I can persuade him to give it a try.

    Thanks, Sylviane – reading this made me feel hungry 🙂

    Sue

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Sue,

      Sorry for the late reply, by the way.

      You’re so funny, you sound just like Adrienne. Wow, it’s too bad you don’t like garlic, because garlic is so good for your health.

      As I say before, you can choose your toping as you wish. I happen to love black olives and anchovies (my Mediterranean taste I guess), but you can just pick and choose, and I’m sure you’ll love it.

      Thank you for coming here and have a great week!

  • DeeAnn Rice says:

    Sylviane,

    What delicious looking pizza.

    I may have to go and make this. I don’t like to eat the pizza from the pizza store because they are all so fatty and greasy. If I made it myself I could make it like I like it.

    Thanks for the great recipe and directions on how to make it.

    Dee Ann

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi DeeAnn,

      Yes, pizzas from restaurants and stores are full of fat for sure. Mine is very healthy and so much better taste as well.

      I’m glad you enjoyed this and hope you’ll try it 🙂 Let me know if you do.

  • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

    Hey Sylviane,

    I love pizzas but have never made one from scratch. I’m too lazy for that, I prefer to just order one and go get it. lol… Yeah I know, I’m pretty bad in that way.

    Now your pizza looks great accept for those anchovies. OMG, they look like they’re about to wiggle off the plate and the pizza. I had to contain myself girl. I know, I guess you can tell what I don’t like.

    Thank you for the recipe though, it’s kinda cool to know how to make them at least. You never know, I might get a wild hair one day and try it minus the anchovies of course. lol…

    Thank you Sylviane, you’re such a wonderful cook.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      You’re so funny. Anchovies are just like some kind of thin sardines. I had no idea that anyone would have that feeling about it. Sorry about that, but I know that you’re picky when it comes to food, Adrienne. You sound just like my mother, everything used to discuss her. She didn’t eat sea food, chicken and all kind of other things.

      Anyway, you could put whatever on top of that pizza, as I mentioned. It was delicious though 🙂

      Thank you for coming and have a great day!

  • Partha Mandal says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe of delicious pizza 😉 Sylviane, Can you tell me how to make Raclette and Quenelle? I think they are famous french foods, if I am not wrong. 🙂

  • Jeremy Norton says:

    I love making home-made pizza. With this, I could choose healthier toppings that the kids will love.

  • Sona says:

    Hi This is very informative blogs which you provide me.I love making home made pizza. I try at my home is very nice experience.Thanks
    Great Day

  • Rachel says:

    I will try this once in a while. I like anchovies but how come the mozarella is missing ? 🙂 If I had to do it from scratch and didnt have any mozarella, I willl use cheddar or any other cheese I have instead. Some may not like it but I love eating my pizza with melted cheese !

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