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Veg Pizza

2013-03-13

Ingredients:

For the pizza bread base:

2.5 to 3 cups all purpose flour/maida
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoon dry yeast
1/4 tsp sugar or 1/4 tsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
olive oil for brushing
flour, cornmeal or semolina for sprinkling

For the tomato sauce:

4-5 tomatoes
2-3 garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp red wine (optional)
2 tsp dried basil or 2 tbsp fresh basil
1 tsp dried oregano or 1 tbsp dried oregano
freshly crushed or ground black pepper
salt

Toppings for 2 medium sized pizzas:

1 onion, sliced
1 capsicum/bell pepper, sliced
1 tomato (optional)
8-9 pitted green olives, sliced
8-9 pitted black olives, sliced
Green Chillies to taste (optional)
grated mozarella cheese as required
fresh or dried herbs

Method:

Making the pizza bread:

sprinkle sugar in warm water.
add yeast. stir and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 10-15 mins till it becomes frothy,
in a bowl add one cup flour, salt, olive oil and the frothy yeast mixture.
stir. add another cup of flour.
stir again. the mixture become sticky.
add the last cup of flour and continue to stir.
knead the dough into a smooth, springy ball.
apply some olive oil all over the dough.
cover loosely and keep in a large bowl at room temperature for 1.5 to 2 hours.
the dough will double up and nicely leaven.

Making the tomato basil pizza sauce:

blanch the tomatoes and the chop them.
heat oil. fry the chopped garlic,
add the tomatoes and wine.
let them cook uncovered for 4-5 minutes.
add the herbs, salt and pepper.
mix well. cook further for 3-4 minutes.

Assembling the veg pizza

flatten the dough to a disk.
on a floured surface roll the dough.
place the dough onto a greased and dusted pan.
brush some olive oil on the pizza base.
spread the tomato sauce on the pizza.
top with the veggies.
spread the grated cheese.
bake the veg pizza in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes at 200 degrees C.
serve hot.

 

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by ScRSC on Mar 15, 2013

    I’m not overweight, I weigh 8 stone 5 and I am 5 ft 5. I don’t want to loose weight and I frequently exercise to stay as toned as I can. However, my diet is horrendous and I’ve recently started feeling awful because of it.
    I live off crisps, chocolate, processed chicken products and pizza, I’ve just started to cut all the pop out of my diet and I’m aiming to drink 3 litres or water a day.
    There isn’t one type of fruit or veg that I can bear to eat, (apart from apples) and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what I can begin to eat to be more healthy?
    Thanks !

  2. posted by mrankinmatt on Mar 15, 2013

    He usually has mashed meat and veg to eat. He doesn’t like potatoes, but likes toast, bread sticks and baby crisps. But what can I give him for meals? God finger foods would be appreciated too. I’m not really into processed stuff.

  3. posted by Roflcopter on Mar 18, 2013

    I really don’t want to make frozen pizza all summer. So some recipes would be very helpful. :)

  4. posted by Jenna on Mar 18, 2013

    I need to lose weight because I’m almost obese, and tired of being made fun of and insecure. I’m trying to diet, but I don’t see a difference. My diet includes: soda, cake, pasta, pizza, some veg’s and fruits, and I get some exercise (jogging, running, etc) twice a week.

  5. posted by Daniel on Mar 19, 2013

    Like the healthiest might be meat-free, with tons of veg, low fat cheese on a wholemeal base.

    The unhealthiest might be beef and bacon with lashings of cheese.
    Can anyone beat my suggestions?

  6. posted by Rkmc on Mar 25, 2013

    Is it safe to use Olive Oil in the Episiotomy Affected Area? How Olive Oil help to cure the loss of Episiotomy? After 2 months of a full cut Episiotomy, only some pain has inside the affected area. Outside area does not feel pain generally, but if touch, it little pain. Should we put the Olive oil only on outside, or inside too?

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