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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mushroom and Capsicum Thin Crust Pizza

Learn how to make pizza base , how to make pizza sauce and top it with juicy mushrooms and Capsicum.
Mushroom and Capsicum Pizza
Serves- 2 personal pizzas
Prep time- 1 and 1/2 hours
Cooking time- 15 mins

Ingredients for pizza base
Maida flour / All purpose flour- 1 cup
Active dry yeast- 1 and 1/4 tsp
Warm water- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 1 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Homemade Pizza

In a bowl dissolve sugar in warm water, sprinkler yeast on top and gently mix, cover with lid and set aside for 10 mins until yeast mixture becomes frothy.
In a large bowl combine maida flour, salt, olive oil and yeast mixture, knead for 15 mins until dough becomes soft and smooth.( If dough is sticky sprinkle few tbsp flour, knead and adjust). Set aside dough covered with damp cloth for 45 mins. After 45 mins when dough doubled in size, punch dough until air escapes and knead again for 10 mins. Again set aside for 20 mins covered with damp cloth. Once again when dough has doubled in size its ready for making pizzas.

Ingredients for topping
Sliced mushroom- 1 cup( 100 gms)
Sliced Capsicum ( Green Bell Pepper )- 1 no
Dried oregano- 1 tsp
Garlic powder- 1 tsp
Grated Mozzarella cheese / Pizza cheese- 2 cups
Olive oil- 2 tbsp

How to assemble pizza and bake
Pre- heat oven at 200° C. 
Divide dough into two equal parts, roll out each dough into 1/4 " thick round. Placed rolled dough on baking sheet and wait for 5 to 7 mins until it slightly rises. Spread 1/2 cup pizza sauce on the top of rolled dough, arrange 1/2 of mushrooms and 1/2 of sliced capsicum on top, sprinkle 1/2 tsp oregano and 1/2 tsp garlic powder on top. Finally sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella cheese generously on top of pizza and drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil on top of cheese.
Place the prepared pizza in the center rack of the oven and bake at 200°C for 15 mins or until pizza base is slightly browned and cheese melted on top. Serve hot.

Home made Thin crust pizza
Tips and Tricks for perfect pizza
Do not top pizza with too much of sauce, too much of sauce makes pizza soggy.
Do not over crowd pizza with lots of toppings, again too much of topping does not give enough space to cook pizza properly, which again leads to soggy pizza.
Two to three toppings and 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of pizza sauce is good enough for an perfect pizza.


Unknown said...

Filling n delicious

divya said...

looks awesome n delicious...

Lifewithspices said...

Looks wholesomen yummm the prep