Pizzas!

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Pizza
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Tomato basil – uncooked

 

As you may have seen, I am obsessed with everything pizza! This recipe is a hit in my family and I have perfected it by making it again and again. It tastes amazing because all the components are made fresh- The pizza base (made from a the perfect Jamie Oliver recipe), the sauce and all the veggies 🙂

You can make the dough and sauce earlier because then it is you just have to throw everything on and put it in the oven.

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Risen dough.

I use half of Jamie Oliver’s pizza dough recipe, (above) which serves 4. (Though I use fresh yeast instead, it gives the dough a lovely flavour)

For the sauce you need:

500g tomatoes, boiled, skinned and chopped

1 small onion

3 teaspoons chopped garlic

Olive oil

Fresh basil leaves

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Sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil till slightly brown. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook on a low heat till thick. Keep to cool. When the sauce has cooled, puree in a food processor to a paste and add the basil leaves to your liking.

When you make the pizzas, roll out the dough thinly (make sure it is thin, as it will rise) on a baking plate ( pre-greased with olive oil)  then spread the sauce and add the toppings. In the end top with mozzarella (more if you want it cheesy and less if you don’t).

For the topping you can use anything- chicken, vegetables etc. And of course the favourites- olives and jalapenos.

I used only vegetables as no one in my family likes to eat non-veg. So I used red, yellow and green bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, paneer cheese (An Indian cheese which tastes amazing on pizza!). The herbs I used were oregano and basil. And of course, all the pizzas were topped with melty mozzarella cheese (YUMMM)

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All ingredients.

I made 3 types of pizzas (and dough enough for 1 more was left over) :

1. Veg Extravaganza

The one with green bell pepper, onions, olives and jalapenos sprinkled with oregano.

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Uncooked
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Cooked

2. Classic tomato basil

The one with tomato, basil.

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Uncooked
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Cooked

3. Indian Twist

The one with green bell peppers, red and yellow bell peppers, crumbled paneer {which I sprinkled with vinegar (from the jalapenos)}[If you don’t get paneer, you can use feta cheese too] , onions, olives and jalapenos and sprinkled with a spice mix called baharat (It had different herbs like thyme, oregano, etc.).

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Uncooked.

Bake in the oven till cheese is brown and dough is slightly crispy.

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