Just like dosa batter my search for perfect pizza was a self research first. From storing several pizza joints sachets of oregano etc to extra virgin olive oil.You name it and I have my own stories to explain my failed attempts.
But finally one day I ended in making perfect spongy n crusty brown pizza and my kids were like “oh my God Mummy”.
Since than I kept this recipe my favorite to make my bestest best pizza for my kids.
Ingrediants ~ This makes one big square pizza for two adults n two kids
1- 2 Cups Maida (All purpose flour)
2- 3-4 Big cloves of garlice crushed n minced
3- 1 Tbsp dry instant yeast
4- 1 Tsp salt
5- 1/2 milk n 1/2 water mixed n lukewarm
6- 6 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
7- 1 Egg
8- 2 Tbsp honey
Preparation ~ (Pizza base)
1- Mix All purpose flour(maida) with dry yeast first than mix in salt in a big bowl.
2- Mix water-milk mix, honey, egg, minced garlic and olive oil together very well.
3- Now mix it with dry mix of flour yeast and salt.
4- Mix it with spatulla for a while.
5- Cover with moist cloth and keep in warm place for 2-3 hours than
keep this Into fridge for 4-6 hours.
Preparation ~ Pizza for making
1- Take a big baking tray and dust it with all purpose flour.
2- Take out the bowl of pizza dough and with the help of patula mix it again very well.
3- Pour the pizza dough on the dusted baking tray and spread in all corner equally.
4- Preheat oven for 10 minutes and switch it off.
5- Keep this pizza base tray in preheated oven for half hour.
Preparation ~ Pizza toppings
1- Sliced tomato – one big
2- Slices red onion – one big
3- Britania cheddar cheese slices 8 no.s
4- 1/2 Cup tomato sauce
5- Oregano powder 1 Tbsp
6- Extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp
7- Red chilli flakes (optional)
1- Take out the pizza base tray.
2- Mix tomato sauce and oregano powder together.
3- Brush the olive oil on the pizza base very well.
4- Brush the tomato sauce over this very well.
5- Place tomato slices n onion slices all over the pizza.
6- Now start crushing the cheese slices and spreading over it.
7- Sprinkle little olive oil over it. Than red chilli flakes too.
Baking process ~
1- Place the tray in oven at 200 degrees at the lowest rack for 15 minutes.
2- Than bake it at 180 degrees at middle rack for 20-25 minutes till golden brown.