Pizza – The perfect party food. Whether it is a party at a friends or at work or Chuck-e-Cheese, the food is ought to be Pizza. This is one food even kids love eating any fuss. It’s amazing to notice how this simple crust from dough can be made so versatile with numerous toppings to suit our taste buds. I remember back home when pizza was just starting to be available in a few restaurants how excited we were as kids to eat them; of course if I think about it, the taste was certainly different than what we get here in the western society. I would say I like my Indian touch pizza. Today my childhood memories of pizza surfaced hence it’s what for dinner tonight.
Pizza with toppings ready to be baked
Recipe: (For 2 people)
1 store bought pizza dough
1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
2 jalapenos thinly sliced
1 onion thinly sliced
1 zucchini thinly sliced
4 cloves of garlic crushed
2 tbsp of pizza sauce
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese grated
1/4 cup of fontina cheese grated
All purpose flour to work with the dough
Sprinkle some all purpose flour on the surface where you will be stretching the dough. Remove the dough from the bag and let it rest for about 20 minutes. Using a rolling pin or with your hands gently start to stretch the dough from the inside out. Lift the dough and use your knuckles to stretch it further if you are not using a rolling pin until you get the desired thickness. I kept it at about 1/2 – 1 inch thick otherwise the crust becomes too crispy like a marie biscuit. Preheat the oven to 450F degrees. Place the dough in the baking sheet or if you have a pizza stone, use it. Using a fork prick the dough all over so that it does not bulge in unwanted places. Pour a spoonful of pizza sauce, spread it. Sprinkle some garlic, arrange the vegetables as you like and bake it for about 8 – 10 minutes. Then sprinkle the cheeses and let it bake for another 5 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Slice and serve hot with some chilled beer.
Hot, Cheesy, Mouth watering Home made Veggie Pizza
1. Since I do not make pizza often at home, instead of buying pizza sauce, I just used pasta sauce. It did not make any difference to me and tasted great.
2. You can add any toppings you like, I just happened to use the above mentioned ones.