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.
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…
- 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
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.
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.
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.)
- 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
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.
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.