I must say I exaggerate a little here, cause I’m not that obsessed with pizza. I mean, I like it, but if you ask me what I’d like to eat, I must be really hungry and ready to eat A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G, to say “pizza”. That doesn’t mean I don’t know people who would eat pizza all day long, for breakfast, lunch and dinner (as my Laurentiu, but shhhhhhhh, don’t tell him I said that :D), so that’s why, today, when I was thinking what to cook for dinner, I don’t know why, but pizza was the first thing I had in mind.
Maybe because it is easy to make, tasty, everybody loves it, is pretty quick to make and it doesn’t require too many ingredients.
This recipe for the dinner, breakfast or lunch feeling is my dedication to all pizza’s fans who would like to create their very own “pie”.
The quantities are the ones I used, and they are enough to feed a hungry family of three (or four), cause the dough is enough to make 2 big thin pizzas filled with whatever you like and feel like eating.
Soooooooooooo 3..2…1! And let’s make our hands dirty!
What you need
~for the dough~
500 grams of flour
1 package (7 grams) of dry yeast
a spoon of olive oil
~for pizza’s base~
fresh or canned tomatoes
3 garlic cloves
basil and oregano
a blender (or a fork)
How to do it
Everything is pretty simple to do, but the dough will need about an hour to grow so if you’re really hungry, grab something to eat. Put the flour in a large bowl and mix it with the yeast. Make a hole in the middle and add the olive oil, then the salt and start mixing the ingredients, by adding water until your dough becomes sticky. Knead it a little – hey don’t be afraid to use your hand – then add some flour (you’ll not need much, just a little), to make an elastic dough. Take the dough out from the bowl and knead it firmly for about 5 minutes.
* a tip – if you want to know if your dough is done, make it a ball, put a finger in the flour, then press the dough. If it’s elastic and your finger doesn’t let a hole in it, then is ready
Put some flour on top of your dough ball, put it in the bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest in a warm place for an hour.
With a blender mix the garlic, peeled tomatoes, salt, basil and oregano, and if you have olive paste you can also use it instead of the tomato base I’ve just told you about.
In an hour your dough must be doubled, so it’s time to heat the oven on 200 degrees Celsius. Cut the dough in half and make the pizza you like it. Don’t forget to use a baking sheet.
*me, I made 2 pizzas – one with pecorino cheese and striped chicken, and the other one with hard salami and pecorino cheese. Simple and incredible tasty!
PS Let your pizza bake for about 15 minutes