June 28, 2007

In the kitchen - Sandra's pizza

Making pizza is one of my favourite things to do - I think it's because it feels like chemistry. A little bit of this and a little bit of that :-)

I used to buy the ready-made pizza bases OR use wholewheat pita breads for a base until I discovered Sandra's pizza recipe.

This is so easy - it's the 3rd time I've made them. And I'm typing the ingredients by memory!

1 pkt yeast
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup lukewarm water
1 tbsp honey (I don't have honey so I use sugar)
1 tbsp oil (I use extra virgin - anything will do) - I see Sandra uses 2 tbsp

  1. Mix the dry ingredients and then add the liquids.
  2. Cover with a cloth and leave in a warm spot to rise to double its volume (I put my bowl in the laundry, on top of the tumble drier while it's drying the laundry).
  3. Roll out on a floured surface
  4. Add some pasta sauce (I use All Joy- 99% fat-free :-)) and lots of garlic and smear
  5. Add your choice of toppings

6. Bake at about 220 degrees for about 15 minutes

7. Enjoy

This weekend I made focaccia too.

I brushed the dough with extra virgin olive oil, smeared with garlic and added some coarse salt. And it tastes delicious! I might just put Mimmo's out of business :)


annie said...

Me & my sidekick want a bite of that yummy looking pizza Marcia!!!

Sandra said...

Marcia, I'm SO glad you like my pizza recipe, I've been using it for years and my family would not accept anything else LOL

I love that the dough gets so fluffy and thick...LOVE it.

I'm so hungry for pizza right now, wish I wasn't moving and still had all my kitchen stuff with me LOL

Have a great day, thank you for mentioning the pizza :)


BTW I saw pics of the snow in Jo'burg, I was shocked LOL

Military Mommy said...

yummy! Is your focaccia recipe posted somewhere too? That looks delish as well. I could almost smell it baking!