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Making your own pizza base and pizza sauce at home is a fun way of making pizza. It's great for a weekend lunch. Home-made pizzas are certainly cheaper and healthier than the ones from most pizzerias. I like to make my own pizza base as well as the sauce. Pizza sauce is very easy to make. Nothing beats your own fresh pizza sauce with herbs. Making pizza base can be a little time-consuming but it's worth the wait. I have used a square pan for my pizza- no significant reason for that. I just don't have a large round pizza pan at the moment. I hope you will enjoy my recipe. I'll let you read the rest of the post and wait for your comments.



This recipe makes about 2-3 serves.

Ingredients for tomato sauce:
  • 200g canned tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Ingredients for pizza base:
  • 1 and 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
Ingredients for pizza topping: 

The toppings really depend on your choice. You can put anything. Remember not to overload your pizza with too much toppings. I think pizzas taste good with only a few toppings as long as the combination and the quantity are just about right. This is what I used on my pizza:

  • A good handful of shredded cheese
  • 150g boneless chicken, lightly fried
  • Few black olives, sliced
  • Small onion, sliced
Preparing pizza base:

  • Add yeast to 2 tablespoon of lukewarm water. Soak for about 10 minutes. Stir well after 10 minutes.
  • Mix salt and plain flour in a bowl.
  • Add 3/4 cup lukewarm water in the mixture. Pour the yeast and mix well. It will form a sticky dough.
  • Cover the dough with a towel and leave it for an hour to proof. Covering with a towel avoids crust formation.
  • After an hour, you will have a raised dough. Knead it lightly for a couple of minutes to remove the air from the raised dough.
  • Flatten the dough with your hands. Since the dough is soft, you can use your palm and fingers to stretch and flatten it.
  • Spray oil on the pizza pan and place the flattened base. You may need to adjust the edges according to the shape of your pizza pan. Leave the base for at least half an hour. Then it's ready to use.
Preparing tomato sauce:

  • Heat olive oil in the sauce pan. Add garlic and fry it for a minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, mixed herbs, salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients and cook for 5 to 8 minutes until the tomatoes are soft.
Preparing pizza:

  • Apply a layer of tomato sauce on the pizza base as much as you desire. Sprinkle some cheese and put the toppings on the pizza base evenly. Sprinkle some more cheese on the top. 
  • Bake it on the middle rack of your preheated oven of 350°C for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • If you like a hard crust on the base you can then transfer it to the lower rack of the oven for about 5 minutes more.
  • Your pizza is ready to serve.


18 comments:

    Prathima Rao said...
    Deeeelliiiicious!!!Im alwayz for homemade pizzas tho ive nvr tried out making d base at home..Will try out ur version..
  1. ... on October 2, 2010 at 6:56 PM  
  2. Cooking Gallery said...
    Oh yum...! This looks heavenly! And you make the pizza bread yourself, thumbs up :)!
  3. ... on October 2, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
  4. Angie's Recipes said...
    This looks super yummy! Weekend is the pizza time!
  5. ... on October 2, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
  6. Yesim said...
    i should try it , it looks yummy:)

    http://yesimstylekitchen.blogspot.com/
  7. ... on October 3, 2010 at 8:14 AM  
  8. Emma said...
    Looks lovely, I love home made pizza - the sauce looks so rich.
  9. ... on October 3, 2010 at 10:22 PM  
  10. Carrie and Mike Groff said...
    Looks delicious! Stopping by from BlogFrog to follow your blog :-) Looking forward to networking with you!

    Carrie A Groff
    http://livingahealthybeachlife.blogspot.com
  11. ... on October 3, 2010 at 11:59 PM  
  12. Jenn said...
    I love homemade pizza. After you prefect it at home, it's hard to go anywhere else for a good pizza!
  13. ... on October 4, 2010 at 8:02 AM  
  14. Lis said...
    This looks SO good! I love homemade pizza and this recipe looks delicious!

    Thanks for linking up to Slow Cooker Saturday! :)
  15. ... on October 4, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
  16. Ali said...
    I could eat pizza every single day and never get sick of it. You're right, making your own base is definitely worth the extra time!
  17. ... on October 5, 2010 at 1:38 AM  
  18. Elisabeth said...
    I love the way you made your homemade pizza. Look so delish, and yummy, sure could use some for lunch about this time. I will just have to borrow the recipe, and make it myself. Thanks for sharing!
  19. ... on October 5, 2010 at 2:04 AM  
  20. Unplanned Cooking said...
    Great idea to prepare your own pizza sauce. Has so much less sugar in it.
  21. ... on October 5, 2010 at 2:31 AM  
  22. Ellen (La Pure Mama) said...
    That tomato sauce looks amazing ! And the pizza? I want to eat it right now! :) Great job!
  23. ... on October 5, 2010 at 2:45 AM  
  24. Magic of Spice said...
    Your making me feel so lazy...I never make my crust dough :( This pizza looks wonderful :)
  25. ... on October 5, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
  26. Cake Duchess said...
    I love your pizza recipe. great job! Thank you for sharing.:)
  27. ... on October 6, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
  28. Jenn said...
    That looks fantastic! Beautifully photographed!
  29. ... on October 7, 2010 at 3:51 AM  
  30. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    Thanks everyone for your nice comments. I can see all of you love homemade pizza and homemade sauce. If you haven't tried, give it a go. Making your own pizza base and sauce is so much fun, so much delicious and so much cheaper. You can play with different ingredients and make a healthy pizza.
  31. ... on October 10, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
  32. Sweetums said...
    A truly fabulous looking pizza and a fantastic recipe.
  33. ... on October 10, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
  34. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    @Sweetums: Thank you. The soft pizza base with homemade sauce is indeed very delicious.
  35. ... on October 10, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

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