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Making Pizza at Home
« on: May 16, 2020, 02:15:34 AM »
My "healthy" pizza recipe for my "cheat" days.

Dough:

3 1/2 cups type00 flour, preferably from Italy.
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt
pinch of honey or brown sugar to taste optional.
1 packet yeast (11 grams)
400 milliliters warm water

I usually let the yeast sit a bit before adding it to the mix. Add all ingredients together and mix for 5-10 minutes. Cover with damp cloth and let sit for another 1-3 hrs.

Sauce:
I jar whole tomatoes hand squeezed after straining the juice.
1/3 garlic clove minced

Toppings to your liking. I usually go for fresh veggies, mushrooms scrubbed not rinsed, black olives, zucchini, bell pepper, and red onions. 

As the Russians say; very tasty.

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Re: Making Pizza at Home
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 10:58:48 AM »
Where's the cheese?  :o

I also make pizza. Occasionally, Wifey makes the dough similar to how you describe, sometimes I use Northern Dough.

This was one my Friday creations.

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That's a base sauce made from tinned organic chopped tomatoes, to which I add garlic and seaweed (Japanese Nori Sprinkle actually) and then blend it. For toppings there is sweetcorn, mushroom, peppers, hot Scotch Bonnet chillies and a mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese. And a bit of salami on top.

Healthy? At about 1000 calories, I'd say not so much. But what I do like is the quality ingredients that I choose.  :nod:

Anyone else do their own?

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Re: Making Pizza at Home
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 11:14:14 AM »
Where's the cheese?  :o

I also make pizza. Occasionally, Wifey makes the dough similar to how you describe, sometimes I use Northern Dough.

This was one my Friday creations.

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That's a base sauce made from tinned organic chopped tomatoes, to which I add garlic and seaweed (Japanese Nori Sprinkle actually) and then blend it. For toppings there is sweetcorn, mushroom, peppers, hot Scotch Bonnet chillies and a mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese. And a bit of salami on top.

Healthy? At about 1000 calories, I'd say not so much. But what I do like is the quality ingredients that I choose.  :nod:

Anyone else do their own?
Yep, we make our own as well.

Making the base tomato sauce is dead easy. Fresh herbs and paprika for a bit of added flavour.
Toppings can vary, we use olives, jalapeño peppers, chicken strips/pepperoni, tomato, peppers, onion and the kids like pineapple on theirs.
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Re: Making Pizza at Home
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 12:57:03 PM »
Fresh herbs and paprika for a bit of added flavour.

Ahh yes, I forgot the herbs. I add black pepper, ginseng, paprika and oregano.  :nod:
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Re: Making Pizza at Home
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 07:22:32 PM »
The most time consuming part about making pizza is the dough. I usually cheat and get frozen bread dough. Turns out wonderful and it's much easier.
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Re: Making Pizza at Home
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2020, 10:51:24 PM »
Yes, the Northern Dough I use sometimes is frozen. I don’t see any difference with it.
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Re: Making Pizza at Home
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2020, 03:33:35 AM »
The most time consuming part about making pizza is the dough. I usually cheat and get frozen bread dough. Turns out wonderful and it's much easier.

Just make extra and freeze your own dough.
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Re: Making Pizza at Home
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2020, 03:37:02 AM »
Fresh herbs and paprika for a bit of added flavour.

Ahh yes, I forgot the herbs. I add black pepper, ginseng, paprika and oregano.  :nod:

Ginseng  ;D doesn’t that have some ‘special’ qualities?
Something you picked up on your travels in China and NK, no doubt.
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Re: Making Pizza at Home
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2020, 04:15:57 AM »
Ginseng  ;D doesn’t that have some ‘special’ qualities?
Something you picked up on your travels in China and NK, no doubt.

Indeed, ginseng from North Korea. I put it in chillies, omelettes and all sorts. They reckon it cures everything and think of it as a general antioxidant.
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Re: Making Pizza at Home
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2020, 04:42:07 AM »
Where's the cheese?  :o
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The cheese is there I just didn't put much on that one. I experiment with different cheese from time to time, but usually stick to mozzarella and parmesan. 
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Re: Making Pizza at Home
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2020, 04:45:51 AM »
The most time consuming part about making pizza is the dough. I usually cheat and get frozen bread dough. Turns out wonderful and it's much easier.
I find making the dough a snap these days. I'm sure what you buy is good and no doubt tastes good too, just wondering if they add some ingredients that I can't pronounce.  ;D
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Re: Making Pizza at Home
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2020, 03:55:09 PM »
My "healthy" pizza recipe for my "cheat" days.

Мне нравится ваш рецепт, я бы попробовала. Пицца без сыра - меньше калорий  :thumbsup: