Monday, March 9, 2009

Pizza Dough!!

This saturday was Pizza Day!!! N i wAS craving to eat something not indian ...Suddenly decided to prepare Pizza that too right from scratch!! It was my first attempt!! And i had already made plans with deepa to go to market. What i did prepared dough and kept it aside to arise.
(Makes 2)
2 cups of Maida (All purpose flour)
1/2 tsp dry yeast ( you can easily get @ nearby groccery store)
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup extra virgin Olive Oil (optional)
3/4 cup(approx.) warm water


In a wide dish, Put Maida, Push the flour side ways and make a kind of well in the center.
Add oil, yeast,sugar, salt and warm water in the well and mix all the ingredients well.

then kneed the dough well adding few drops of additional water until smooth.
Grease a bowl/ deep dish with oil and put the dough in that. cover it with kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place to arise for about an hour.

After an hour Push down the risen flour to take out gases and make 2 ball out of the dough. set the aside to rise again for another 30 minutes.

If you wish to, make the pizza, later. You may refrigerate it overnight in a well oiled pan, brushed with oil, and covered with plastic wrap. Take out from the fridge in advance till it comes back to room temperature. roll then again into a ball.

Spread a little flour on kitchen slab or top, place the a dough bowl and press it with your finger first into disc type shape or roll it on slab with help of a rolling pin to create 9-10 inches circle.