How to make homemade pizza from Scratch
I have always enjoyed making food from scratch. Not only I do enjoy the fulfilling moments when it turns out delicious, but also knowing what exactly is there in the ingredients.
Now I really miss pizza. Pizza are expensive in Taiwan. A simple pizza would costs more than 15$ (no joke). Mostly the pizza that sells in the main chain stores are american pizza, which I’m not too much a big fan of.
I watched a few different sources online, including youtube videos and online recipes. I came down to some simple recipes which can be made at home without the hussles of going out shopping again.
I want to make a think pizza that reminds me of Europe!
Dry yeast 1tsp
warm water 300 ml ( don’t exceed 40'c)
salt 0.4 tsp
all purpose flour 700g
olive oil 1 tsp
What I did at the beginning is to warm up the water, place in the yeast and warm water together. Let the yeast absorb water and interact with water. The warm temperature can help the yeast to grow. Too high of temp. can kill the yeast.
I also added the sugar into the yeast- water, where it comes as a nutrition to yeast.
I waited for 5 mins for the yeast.
At the same time, I mix flour, salt together. Carefully add the previous made yeast water into the center of the bowl, slowly mixed the flour with the water. At the same time you can feel this funny sensation in your hands when touching the dough.
Water and flour can be adjusted.
I kneel the dough into a circular shape, when the surface is smooth. I placed the dough into a container and covered it with a plastic cover.
It takes 2–3 hours for the dough to grow. As the weather has been cold and moist.
It is better to grow the dough in an warm environment!
I crashed the peeled tomato from the can. Added abit of olive oil, it gives a shinny texture to it. I also added abit of pesto, as my basil leaves have died out.
I found a few German sausages in the fridge. It could be good use for the pizza.
After the waiting’s over, I tried poke into the dough. The dough should be soft and bubbly( yeast interacts and produced CO2), the dough should also smell abit like alcohol too.
I make the pizza’s base. The thinner as it can go. I know the pizza is going to puff up in the oven.
I casually spread a thin layer of tomato sauce onto the pizza. Place the sausage and lastly, most importantly, sprinkles the pizza mozarella cheese and the freshly grated padano hard cheese.
It was so exciting to be ready with the pizza.
I set the oven to 210'c and in to the oven for 10 mins.
the crust and topping are golden!
My parents liked the pizza and I described it as, so good that You feel like you went to Italy for a trip!