Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Easy Veggie Pizza

Easy Veggie Pizza


1 & 1/5 Cups All purpose flour + extra for dusting
1 Cup Whole Wheat flour
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Packet of instant Yeast
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Cup Warm Water and some for yeast proofing


In a small bowl, take 1/3 cup warm water and add sugar and yeast. Stir well and let it rest for 10 mins. It will be doubled in amount.

In food processor bowl, combine the all purpose flour, Wheat flour and salt. Pulse it for 2-3 seconds. Add yeast mixture and run food processor on medium speed. While running, add the olive oil. Add the warm water slowly. Process it until the flour forms into dough. If dough is too sticky or dry add some more flour or water to adjust.

Transfer the dough on clean surface of counter and knead it for 2-3 times. Place the dough into oil greased bowl. Cover with damp cloth and place it in warm place for 1 - 1 and a half hour. It will be doubled in volume. Punch the dough with your knuckles and let it rise for another 1/2 hour.

Heat oilve oil in a pan, add crushed garlic and sauté for few minutes. Add pureed tomato and salt. Cook it for 10-12 mins on low heat. Season with black pepper powder, red chili flakes, dried oregano, and sugar. Stir well. Cook for 5 mins more. Remove from the heat.

Leave it aside to cool at room temperature. It’s best to make it on beforehand.

You can decorate your pizza as per choice. Feel free to use any vegetable and fruit for topping.

Next, spread the sauce on the dough, sprinkle some shredded cheddar cheese. Decorate your pizza with your preferred toppings. Finally sprinkle some red chilli flakes and oregano. Cook pizzas for about 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden and base is crisp.

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