Simple Home-made Pizza Recipe

 

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To have a proper pizza it a culmination of different ingredients and flavours to come up with the final product which is loved by many.

For the Tomato sauce you need

  • 4 tomatoes(Blended)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion(chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves(crushed and chopped)
  • Salt and pepper

You will also need:

Mozzarella Cheese

Thinly sliced Salami/ham or any other topping you like

Sliced vegetables of your choice like onion, tomatoes or peppers

Procedure:

  1. In a suitable pan, cook the onion and garlic until soft but do not let it brown.
  2. Add the blended tomatoes and seasoning to the onion then cook on a low heat until reduced and thick.
  3. If using chopped tomatoes, add little water and cook until the tomato has cooked and thickened. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  4. Allow to cool down completely.

For the Pizza Procedure:

  1. While the sauce cools down, grate the mozzarella cheese and set it aside.
  2. For the toppings, choose what you like most and the trick is to have it pre-cooked if using meat or chicken then allow to cool before using on the pizza .
  3. If using salami or any other ready to eat meat, it’s advisable to slice the meat thin so that it can cook fast.
  4. For the pizza base, you can buy(from supermarkets) the ready made pre cooked pizza bread which is a good solution instead of making the dough from scratch. (Pizza dough making is very technical and may take time to master for a beginner).
  5. Pre-heat your oven to 250ºC with a baking tray on the inside to get hot as well. This helps cook the pizza bottom as the cheese cooks and melts.
  6. As it’s getting hot, spread a thin layer of the cooled tomato sauce on top of the bread.
  7. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the pizza bread to your desired amount.
  8. Arrange whatever topping you have in an organized way then place the pizza into the hot oven and cook until it turns brown on the edges and bottom.
  9. Serve hot after diving into equal slices.

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