Homemade Pizza

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  1. Bambi_1319

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    (I doubled the measurements to make 4 Pizzas)
    Pizza Base
    - 450g (3 cups) plain flour
    - 2 tsp (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast
    - 1 1/2 tsp salt
    - 310mls (1 1/4 cups) lukewarm water
    - 1 tbs olive oil

    1. Mix Flour, salt and yeast
    2. Add water and oil
    3. Leave covered (with a tea towel) in a warm dry place to raise for an hour.
    4. knead dough and separate in to section
    5. roll sections flat (and round :p)


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    My dough ball and improvised rolling pin (on my list of things to buy :p)

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    Pizza Base Sauce
    - Dolmio spicy peppers pasta sauce (yes I'm lazy and didn't make my own, but have done with some tomatos, capsican, chillis and pretty much the same spices)
    - Oregano
    - Mixes spices (Italian mixes spices ;) )
    - Garlic
    - hot chilli powder
    - thyme
    - chives

    1. put all ingredients in blender
    2. there is no 2 :p


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    Prepare meat (meat lovers pizza)
    I used

    - beef mice
    - chicken
    - turkey (as we had turkey leftovers )
    - bacon
    I marinaded the chicken in a spicy marinade for a few hours before hand.



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    1. Sauce on the base

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    Meat!

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    then added cheese on the top :D

    BBQ Meat lovers

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    Same as the other but BBQ sauce for the base

    Cheese!

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    just sauce and cheese

    I also made a hawiian with pineapple


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    All 4 ready to cook

    Garlic Bread
    - Butter
    - garlic
    - chives
    - thyme
    - stick of French bread

    Garlic Bread

    1. crush herbs (with a mortar and pestle if you have one)
    2. Mix butter and herbs together
    3. cut bread in sections
    4. spread butter on bread
    5. wrap in foil


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    If you're as unco as I am, a good way to not cut though to the bottom of the bread whilst Cutting the sections in the garlic bread


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    The finished product

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    the leftovers plus another whole pizza.
    :D
     
  2. Uplink

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    why couldnt u have done this tuesday :( nom nom nom
     
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    We'll have a pizza night!!!!
    one day........
     
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    When i make dough i heat up the water, add in a bit of honey and then yeast. Leave it 5 mins. Then mix in the rest of the stuff.
     
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    In the pizza oven :p
     
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    If you ever finish the god damn thing! :p
     
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    Not too late to enter this one in this week's iron chef :) 1 more hour to go!!!
     
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    haha, too late now.

    Next week!....... maybe
     
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    i made homesytlez pizza last week - was awesome.
     
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    Looks awesome. I haven't had a home-made pizza in a long time. Used to have like 5 different types of cheese as well as chilli's, jalapeƱo's, chilli flakes, other kinds of chilli seasonings, and chilli sauce. :thumbup:
     
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    5 CHEESES!!!!!! sounds awesome! <3 Chilli also!

    I was aiming for cheap here. all cost under $20 :D

    when I'm not quite so broke I'll make better ones!
     
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    Well, this just gave me an idea what to make for dinner tonight...
     
  13. jas0nt

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    what's beef mice? is that some meat of a mouse that looks like a cow? :p
     
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    I actually made pizza dough yesterday too :)

    With the yeast, it is a good idea to use luke-warm water (make sure it is not too hot or it will kill the yeast), and also to add a tiny bit of sugar (eg: teaspoon) or honey, like someone else suggested. This is the 'food' for the yeast to grow and get all bubbly.
     
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    *Sigh*

    mince***
     
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    When i do it, i use water, and 1 table spoon of caster sugar (then yeast).

    But im definitely going to try honey!
     
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    +1 for honey. When I make my pizza dough, I usually mix a satchet of yeast, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 & 1/3 cups water. When that froths up, the yeast is good to go, then I add it to 4 cups of flour and 2 tablespoons of oil. That's good for 2 bases. 1 tablespoon of honey is probably a little more than required to activate the yeast, but it means you get a sweet flavour left over in the base.

    Also, do yourself a favour - visit a kitchen shop and get a proper pizza stone. A small terracotta stone will cost about $5-10 (and get a real rolling pin! :lol:) Preheat the oven as hot as it will go with the stone inside before you start making the dough. Then when the dough has risen and is ready to go, the stone is already hot. Pull it out, roll the dough out and put it straight onto the hot stone, then put the toppings on quickly. By the time it goes in the oven, the bottom of the base will have already cooked slightly, and will be nice and crispy by the time it comes out again.

    Lastly, I'm gonna leave my own recipe for a Margarita pizza here - so damn tasty.

    Edit: I also prefer to make my pizzas just with bocconcini rather than mozarella usually. It's a much softer and nicer tasting cheese than mozarella imo, and goes real well on pizzas. I also put it on last - when it melts it helps to stop the other toppings falling off.
     
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  18. Bastard Child

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    +1 bocconcini. The yellow rubbery tyre shit from coles isn't real mozarella. Google image for it.

    Sprinkle salt over halved and seeded (vine ripened) tomatoes, put onto tray and bake them in the oven until they go soft and shrivel a bit.

    Skin and use that as a topping :thumbup:
     
  19. Scandrew

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    I just made pizza tonight as well. However, not as glamorous.

    1 x wholemeal Lebanese bread $0.60
    3 x tbs bbq sauce (2 to coat the base, 1 to coat the top) $0.50
    1/4 x diced onion $0.50
    1/3 x bbq chicken $1.00
    150G x shredded cheese $1.30
    Total = $3.90

    Me = Beast

    Forgot to take pictures before I finished it.
     
  20. deadspawn

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    Nice thread,

    anyone have any tips for making gluten-free pizza bases? this is a big one for me, as my usual audience only eats gluten-free which really puts a big dent in my ability to make a pizza


    The tip I have to offer for you pizza lovers who indulge in home-made pizza, and love mushrooms .. I tend to have my mushrooms be towards the top of the stack of ingredients, because if you leave them too far towards the bottom they dont get the cooking they require, and also tend to sog up the base which makes for sloppy eating ... however dry and crispy mushrooms are a no-no. I usually prepare my mushroom slices by soaking in a bowl of hot water for up to an hour before I use them as an ingredient to top my pizzas .. try this is if you are a fungi lover, I highly recommend it.

    I usually get so carried away in the procedure that I forget to soak them as early as they should be, but if done right they get nice and plump and juicy, and are usually the last ingredient i use before the light sprinkling of cheese before popping my pizza in the oven!


    edit: oh and the only other question i had to ask was .. is there any way to make home-made dough have crust's that are actually soft enough to be bothered to chew on? im a crust kinda guy, and ive never come across this outside of chain-style pizzas, and im somewhat guessing the answer lies within oil which i was afraid of.
     
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