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BASIC PIZZA (THIN CRUST)


Thin crust, Thick crust, Deep crust Pizza, Bread kind surely mine is always thin crust. With so much topping and bubbling cheese. Who won't love home made pizza ? Yah right this is one of my basic dough recipe for the pizza which I am following for few years and another one is same dough recipe which I posted for white bread, the only difference is while making Pizza you need  proof for the second time.   You can click here to view the Basic white Bread recipe. The recipe which I am giving now is good to make 15" size pizza if you are making thin crust , but if your choice is thick crust the size reduces by 2 inch.


BASIC PIZZA DOUGH

Ingredients :

All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup ( u can use 3/4 cup bread flour + 3/4 all purpose flour too)
Active dry yeast - 1 tbsp
Warm water (110 degrees F) - 1/2 cup
Extra-virgin olive oil - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Honey - 1/2 tsp
Salt- 3/4 tsp

Yellow cornmeal for sprinkling the pizza peel
Pizza stone or round baking sheet



Method :

1. In a large bowl combine yeast with water, olive oil,sugar, honey and stir well to proof ( means the yeast gets activated). After 5 minutes
2.Add salt to the flour mix well.
3. Now add the flour to the yeast mixture and using fork mix well to form a ball.
4. Use the hands to make a dough , you need not knead so long.
5. Just cover the dough by applying little olive oil and cover using the moist muslin cloth or Kitchen towel.
6. Let it sit for 2 to 2 1/2 hrs so that the dough rises double the size.
7. Now dust the surface with All purpose flour and make the dough to disc shape using the rolling pin. Transfer to the round baking sheet.
8.Preheat oven to 450 degrees F(If you have a pizza stone place it on the bottom rack of the oven).
9. I usually bake the crust in preheated oven for about 5 minutes or until slightly browned.
10. Remove from the oven and spread your favorite sauce and toppings.
11. Spread with your favorite cheese, bake it again until toppings are bubbly and crust is nice golden brown. This may take at least 10 - 12 minutes.



If you are using Pizza stone :

1.Follow the above procedure till 9 then.
2.Transfer dough to a pizza peel and top with toppings of choice.
3.Transfer to the preheated pizza stone and bake until crispy and golden brown, usually 12 to 18 minutes (depending on the toppings).
4.Remove from the oven with a metal peel or spatula and serve immediately.



PIZZA SAUCE

Ingredients :

This sauce will good enough for two 15" pizza.

Tomato crushed - 1 tin ( 1 lb)
Mixed Italian herbs - 2 tsp ( oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary etc)
Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 2 pod very finely chopped
Onion - 2 tbsp very finely chopped
Crushed red chilli flakes - 2 tsp or according to spice level
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Salt



Method :

1. Heat oil in the pan , add the garlic, onion saute till slight brown.
2. Now add the crushed tomato.
3. Add all other ingredients and let it cook until all the moisture are absorbed.
4. Now put in the blender or soup blender and whip it slightly, don't make it smooth, it has to be chunky.
5. Store in air tight container.


My favorite topping :

Black and Green olives
White onion
Green bell pepper
Artichoke pickled
Tomato deseeded
Mushrooms
Mozzarella cheese
Basil leaves.




Ann  – (April 19, 2010 at 2:43 PM)  

Wohhh! it looks sooo perfect and colorful...love the toppings. great pics too.

Panchpakwan  – (April 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM)  

Very tempting pizza..Nice topping too.
Clicks are beautiful.
Last week i too made pizza with potato toppings.

Priya  – (April 19, 2010 at 3:04 PM)  

Am inviting myself to ur place Pavi, wat a droolworthy pizza...love it..

divya  – (April 19, 2010 at 3:12 PM)  

Wow! it looks sooo perfect and colorful..

Yummy Team  – (April 19, 2010 at 3:28 PM)  

Perfect pizza Pavithra!! we too love thin crust..Great pics..

Mary  – (April 19, 2010 at 3:32 PM)  

I love thin crust pizza. Your pizza looks perfect. I wish I can have a big slice! Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Faiza Ali  – (April 19, 2010 at 3:39 PM)  

tempting Pizza.Looks so perfect and inviting..yummmmmm.

Swapna Sree  – (April 19, 2010 at 4:00 PM)  

wooow!!!!perfect colorful pizza...looks tempting and delicious......

Mriganayani  – (April 19, 2010 at 4:17 PM)  

Seriously - can you please move back? The weather is awesome here and I can really use these wonderful dishes every now and then!

Love your fresh basil and the gorgeous romas. Pizza looks ravishing, sexy and perfect!

Sailaja Damodaran  – (April 19, 2010 at 4:17 PM)  

Never added honey to the dough....interesting.Very colourful

Kairali sisters  – (April 19, 2010 at 4:21 PM)  

Love the pizza Pavitra...Perfect and yummo..

Love
KS

Fathima  – (April 19, 2010 at 5:07 PM)  

wonderful recipe and great pictures!

Gita Jaishankar  – (April 19, 2010 at 5:16 PM)  

Pizza looks super delicious dear...awesome presentation :)

Madhu  – (April 19, 2010 at 5:39 PM)  

I prefer thin crust pizzas.. they look Perfect !!

Ammu Madhu  – (April 19, 2010 at 6:36 PM)  

Lovely looking pizza.I always love thin crust pizza.Your pizza looks so crunchy.Amazing.

Heres my version.Take a look when time permits.

http://ammus-recipes.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post.html

Sharmilee! :)  – (April 19, 2010 at 8:40 PM)  

Looks yum....lyv pizzas...either thick or thin crust!

Suhaina  – (April 19, 2010 at 9:16 PM)  

Really yummy. Its too tempting dear. The series of snaps are too good.
I love everything about this pizza.

Hamaree Rasoi  – (April 19, 2010 at 9:26 PM)  

Wow that is really super thin crust. Great topping too. Very nice presentation too.
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Pavithra Srihari  – (April 19, 2010 at 10:51 PM)  

Great topping and I love this super thin crust ones ...
Nver knew honey will be added to the dough
That cute card in the basket saying dishes from kitchen is really cute ..

M D  – (April 19, 2010 at 11:04 PM)  

Ur thin crust pizza looks so perfectly done! The snaps are beautiful and love that crusty cheese on the edges, makes me want to grab some now!

Srimathi  – (April 19, 2010 at 11:17 PM)  

Pavithra, I like the recipe for your pizza dough. i think its the dough that makes the pizza. Will give the recipe a try.

Pari  – (April 19, 2010 at 11:54 PM)  

Perfectly made pizza dear and love the toppings going into it.

Aruna Manikandan  – (April 20, 2010 at 12:06 AM)  

WOW!!!!!!!!!
Pizza looks amazing...
Looks delicious dear :-)

Rekha shoban  – (April 20, 2010 at 12:53 AM)  

wow!!perfect toppings...looks very colourful and delicious!

Nithya  – (April 20, 2010 at 1:03 AM)  

Wow.. looks yummm.. This is the next thing that I was planning to do.. :) your looks perfect.. I like my pizza to have thicker and soft crust :)

surabhi  – (April 20, 2010 at 1:34 AM)  

Thanks for your instant response in posting this pizza recipe Pavithra! It was a pleasure talking to you last week, hope to get surprise calls often from you.
I love your pictures more than recipes as always.I made pizza last week which also came out yummy. Will try yours too...have a good day!

Meena  – (April 20, 2010 at 2:05 AM)  

perfect recipe...love the ingredients...great pics!

Padhu  – (April 20, 2010 at 2:18 AM)  

Pizza looks tempting and yummy!!

Anuradha  – (April 20, 2010 at 3:13 AM)  

aiya... It looks yummy. I desperately want to taste it... Am a great fan of pizza... Ur pizza is tempting me too...

priya  – (April 20, 2010 at 3:17 AM)  

pizza really looks so colorful, thin n crunchy!

Dershana  – (April 20, 2010 at 3:40 AM)  

beautiful pictures, pavitra. professional looking pizza!

Kanchan  – (April 20, 2010 at 3:58 AM)  

Awesome clicks !!
Wonderful drooling pizza :)

Smita Srivastava  – (April 20, 2010 at 4:08 AM)  

Super tempting .... Such lovely toppings . Ur Pizza has made me hungry :) :)

Geetha Achal  – (April 20, 2010 at 5:56 AM)  

மிகவும் அருமையான பிஸ்ஸா...Love the photos and toppings...

RAKS KITCHEN  – (April 20, 2010 at 6:58 AM)  

Wow,looks and sounds great Pavithra,i have to try thin crust too,love it a lot!

San  – (April 20, 2010 at 7:28 AM)  

That's an amazing thin crust pizza.

Wonder how you did that so beautifully pavi.

Right in front of my eyes n i have been eyeing for long :)

Happy Cook  – (April 20, 2010 at 7:30 AM)  

I love thin crust pizza, they ar emy favourite and this just looks so so super yumm.

Deepti  – (April 20, 2010 at 8:05 AM)  

Pizza luks perfect...luv the toppings n thin crust.

Madhura Manoj  – (April 20, 2010 at 8:11 AM)  

Looks perfect & delicious.Nice click.

Parita  – (April 20, 2010 at 9:08 AM)  

I love thin crust pizzas, looks soooo good!

Aps  – (April 20, 2010 at 9:26 AM)  

U kno I have one in my draft vch is lying from months everytime someone posts it i think i have to get mine on... but :(.... Loved the way u presented it :)

Roopa Mohan  – (April 20, 2010 at 10:42 AM)  

Looks great.. Good work pavithra :)

Angie's Recipes  – (April 20, 2010 at 11:59 AM)  

OMG! This is a great pizza recipe! Love the topping and your pictures make me salivate!

Sayantani  – (April 20, 2010 at 12:29 PM)  

Oh my God!!! thats incredible. am new to your space and got to know so many delicious recipes here. you have a great eye of foodography. love the pizza ...looks perfect and delicious.

Pam  – (April 20, 2010 at 1:10 PM)  

This is my idea of the perfect pizza - yum!

Gulmohar  – (April 20, 2010 at 1:18 PM)  

Homemade pizza is the best...at least my family would agree :D yours look super delicious

Dhanya Ganesh  – (April 20, 2010 at 2:47 PM)  

Pizza looks yummy. I also like to make pizza at home than going to a pizza hut.

Abhilash Pillai  – (April 20, 2010 at 3:02 PM)  

pizza looks delicious Pavithra.

We have a nearest pizza hut from where we have pizza and it costs resonably high. ;)

Subhie Arun  – (April 20, 2010 at 3:18 PM)  

wow..yummy n lovely pizza....great pic as usual

anusouthrecipes.blogspot.com  – (April 20, 2010 at 4:11 PM)  

wow very tempting pizza... Perfect and yummy....

sreevijii  – (April 20, 2010 at 5:16 PM)  

nice looking pizza.reminds me of my trip to italy.

PJ  – (April 20, 2010 at 6:57 PM)  

oh wow, exactly what i have been craving! your thin crust pizza looks so delicious.. love the bubbling cheese with all the veggie toppings.. yummy! great presentation.

shanthi  – (April 21, 2010 at 12:25 AM)  

It has come out sooooo pefect, would like to have it and well clicked

Lakshmi Navaneeth  – (April 21, 2010 at 12:01 PM)  

Wow! Perfect pizza. As always the clicks are beautiful.

Sandhya Hariharan  – (April 21, 2010 at 4:55 PM)  

OMG... this is perfect...
I tried making one 2 weeks back.. Taste was perfect.. but the base was v thick....

THanks for visiting my space...

Padma  – (April 21, 2010 at 6:34 PM)  

Perfect pizza... looks so tempting Pavithra.

subash  – (April 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM)  

that is so perfect and nice photography
i think all the blogger who writes the receipes should come together and start a nice joint so that they really get a chance to eat how u guys make
that is real fun than trying out the receipes by themselves

Turmericnspice  – (April 22, 2010 at 5:09 PM)  

The Pizza looks Awesome!! u have a great lookin' blog!!

J  – (April 23, 2010 at 10:34 AM)  

it looks perfcet.. first time here.. bookmarking it.. will try it soon..

indhu  – (April 26, 2010 at 1:26 AM)  

totally yummy... love the toppings :)

- Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

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