Saturday pizza

(I know this is written on a Sunday, but the pizzas were actually made yesterday.)

Everyone loves pizza, it may not be the healthiest food around, but it makes up for it with its wonderful taste. And why not indulge on the weekend? So, to make your own pizza (which is so much yummier than what's mostly available), you need:
2 dl water
2 tbsp milk
12 g yeast
1 tsp honey
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
5 dl flour

Dissolve the yeast, honey and salt in some of the water. Add the rest of the water, milk and olive oil. Work the flour in until it's a smooth dough. Let it rise for 40 minutes. This should be enough dough for two pizzas (each fitting nicely on an oven sheet). To turn the dough into pizza crusts, I usually massage it on an oven parchment until it covers most of it. If you're feeling adventurous, feel free to toss it spinning in the air, like this:

Airborne food – it's good for you!

Airborne food is good for you! Come to think of it, this is my second food post, and my second one advising people to toss something into the air! Anyway, there's more to pizza than the dough. Toppings are of course highly personal, but can be categorized into three main categories: tomato sauce, cheese and others.

Tomato sauce: Do a real one, or this quickie: mix pureed tomato with some olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and basil. we used the quickie.

Cheese: The cheese is really important to a good pizza. Don't buy ready grated stuff as it's usually packed with things you don't need (long shelf life does not taste better). We used grated cheddar and sliced buffalo mozzarella.

Other: Just go crazy, or stick to something familiar. We used a strong Italian salami (Spianata Calabrese), olives and red onion. This has become something of a favorite to us, and usually we also have mushrooms on it, but we were in a bit of a hurry, and sadly forgot them.

Whatever you decide to top your pizza with, the order should be, bottom up: tomato sauce (spread thinly over the whole pizza), grated cheese and then the others.

Topped up pizza, ready for some heat.

When the pizza is topped up, just bake it at 275°C for some 8-12 minutes.


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