Updated: May 4
On Friday I thought I can treat my family and myself to some homemade pizza. I got this incredibly easy and delicious recipe from here and on this post I want to share some tips from the recipe.
450 grams (3 cups) flour
2 teaspoons (1 packet) instant yeast
1/2 tablespoon (1 glug) olive oil
1 1/3 cups warm water
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine all ingredients (except cornmeal). Leave out a small amount of the water.
Using the dough hook from the mixer, stir until a loose dough forms. If a dough doesn’t form, add the rest of the water. If the dough is extremely wet and sticky, and a pinch of flour.
Attach the dough hook to the mixer and start on a low speed. Gradually increase the speed to medium until a ball forms. This should take about 30 seconds. If the dough does not release from the sides of the bowl, add a pinch of flour. If the dough is very dry and floury, add a small amount of water.
Once the dough forms into a ball, allow the mixer to knead for 8 minutes at medium-high.
After the kneading is finished, divide the dough in half. Using floured hands, gently shape each dough into a boule. Set each boule on a floured surface and dab with a little bit of olive oil to keep moist. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
To stretch the dough, pick up the risen dough and gently shape it into a circle. Do not over-work or fold the dough. Drape the dough over both of your knuckles and rotate it around, allowing gravity to stretch it into a circle. If the dough starts to resist stretching, put it down and allow it to rest for a few minutes, at which point it will stretch more easily.
Place this in a baking tray or pizza stone and sprinkle cornmeal before you add the pizza on it. Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes at 500 degrees c or 230 degrees f. You can serve this pizza with the Summer Breeze drink( in my blog) and top it off with garlic oil and some extra marinara sauce.
Rai's tips and tricks to the perfect dough -
-Let your dough set in warm warm place so the yeast has a better effect on your dough.
-Don't disturb your dough when it is resting
-Besides pizza you can also make garlic bread and focaccia using this dough!
-Make a brown sugar and cinnamon mix and make delicious cinnamon rolls using extra dough that you have.
You can involve your family like how I involved my grandmother and grandfather too. It was so much fun and made our meal special with sprinkle of love and laughter.
I have made this video for more reference.
I also made a pizza in a square pan and it turned into a masterpiece-
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I hope you got inspired to make easy and delicious treats at home.
I used some music from Youtube library. Thanks to Twin Musicom for wonderful and aptly named background score.
Italian Afternoon by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/