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PIZZA BITES - GOOD & DISASTER WHICH ONE DO YOU WANT ???


If you scroll down and see the pictures you get to see the Disaster Pizza Bites :)  those are disaster pizza bites :(  Since they are small bite size pieces I named it as "Pizza Bites" .  Even though they are disaster one's they came out Super crispy and Super yummy :):)  

I have already posted few Pizza recipes in my space, take a look at them
Thin crust Pizza with Marinara sauce
Pizza in a cup and thick crust pizza with pesto and yummy toppings

But few changes while making the thick crust comes out super yummy and we are loving it a lot. 
1. I add less yeast and proof the dough for extra 1 hour.
2. Seasoning the crust with Spice and herbs.
 



 


Here is story of Disaster Pizza bites :)

I planned to make 2 pizzas for our Sunday Lunch.  I mixed the dough and divided them to 2 equal parts and kept them for rising in the oven (turned off).  Usually I keep few of my baking trays in the oven, ha ha I use my Oven for double purpose both for baking and storing the baking trays.  After couple of hours I took all the baking trays out and one of the dough for topping.  While I was making topping for one pizza, without realizing about the other dough I switched on the oven for preheating(preheated to 425F for nearly 20 minutes).  When I opened the oven to put the pizza for baking I got to see the other dough. When I saw the dough it already rised to 4 times bigger than the original one with a crusty bottomL.  I just don't want to waste it.  Bling !!! I made it to small pieces, topped with sauce, toppings and baked it.  To my surprise it came out very very yummy like Bruschetta and we enjoyed it a lot. 

The good thing that happened was I kept the dough in stainless steel bowl and wrapped them with the aluminum foil.  Can you imagine what would have happened, if I had used plastic bowl and cling wrap for covering the dough..............OMG I cannot imagine :(



I have already posted few Pizza recipes in my space; take a quick view of them
A.Thin crust Pizza with Marinara sauce
B.Pizza in a cup and thick crust pizza with pesto and yummy toppings.

The Pizza dough recipe which I am posting today is altered little bit to the recipe which I have posted earlier.  This recipe is a keeper.  Few changes while making the thick crust comes out super yummy and we love it a lot. 
1. I add less yeast and proof the dough for extra 1 hour.
2. Seasoning the crust with Spice and herbs.


PIZZA DOUGH (THICK CRUST)
Makes  2  Pizzas 10” inch  thick crust




Ingredients :

All purpose flour - 3 1/2 cup (you can also substitute with bread flour which has high gluten content . It gives nice chewy texture to the base)
Yeast - 1 pouch (2 1/4 tsp)
Salt - 1 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Extra virgin Olive oil - 3 tbsp + 1 tbsp(For brushing the dough)
Warm water - 1 1/3 cup
Garlic Powder – 1 tsp
Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
Red chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp





To make the dough :

1. Add the yeast to warm water and keep it aside for about 5 minutes. You will know its working if it bubbles and looks creamy. (Make sure the water is not hot)
2.In a bowl mix all the ingredients together. Stir the yeast water mixture using a spoon and now add to the flour mixture.
3.Make dough and knead it for 8 to 10 minutes until you get soft and smooth ball(knead it really well but fast).  If you have a mixer with a dough hook, knead the ingredients on low for about five minutes with the dough hook.
4. Now divide the dough to 2 equal parts and roll into a ball.
5. Place the dough balls into the oiled bowls.  Now brush the dough with little olive oil to avoid cracking or drying.
6. Close it with the lid or the plastic wrap and keep it in the warm place.  I usually keep them in the oven(turned off).
7.Let the dough rest for couple of hours.  (It has to be doubled in size)
8. Now preheat the oven to 425 degree Fahrenheit, while the oven is preheating, get ready for rolling and topping.
9. Sprinkle some flour onto the counter or board, take one ball and dust with little flour.  Using rolling pin  make 10 inch circle/disc or if you are using your hand use your finger tips to make a well defined edge. Use a press and stretch sort of technique.  Try to have the dough even all the way through without making it too thin in the middle.
10. Now brush rolled pizza dough with the Olive oil.
11. Top them with your favorite sauce and toppings.
12. Bake them in the lower rack for 20-25 minutes until the crust turns golden brown and cheese melts and becomes bubbly.

PIZZA SAUCE




Ingredients :

This sauce will be enough for two 10" thick crust pizza.

Tomato Pureed- 1 can (1 lb)
Mixed Italian herbs - 2 tsp ( oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary etc)
Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 tbsp
Garlic - 2 pods very finely chopped
Onion - 2 tbsp very finely chopped
Crushed red chilli flakes - 2 tsp or according to spice level
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Fresh Basil – few chopped finely
Salt




Method :

1. Heat oil in the pan, add the garlic and onion.  Saute till slight brown.
2. Now add the pureed tomato. Let it cook for some time until it becomes little thick.
3. Now add all other ingredients. Mix well and finish it with chopped fresh Basil.
4. Cool it and store in the air tight container.  Use when needed.



 


If you are using the Pizza stone follow this procedure :

1. Put the pizza stone in the lower rack of the oven and preheat them to 450F for 20 minutes or so. Now get ready for rolling and topping.
2. Sprinkle some flour onto the counter or board, take one ball and dust with little flour.  Using rolling pin  make 10 inch circle/disc or if you are using hand use your finger tips to make a well defined edge. Use a press and stretch sort of technique.  Try to have the dough even all the way through without making it too thin in the middle.
3. Place the rolled Pizza in the  pizza peel which is dusted with the flour or cornmeal.
4.Top your pizza with your favorite sauce and topping.
5.When the Pizza is ready with the topping, slide it on the pizza stone.
6.Bake it until the crust is golden brown and cheese are melted and bubbly.  It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to bake.

Cool, Slice and enjoy !!!

Topping I used for my Pizza :

1. Tomato (deseeded) - few
2. Chopped Onion - few
3. Chopped Bell peppers - few
4. Baby corn - few
5.Artichoke - few
6.Black olives - few
7. Basil - few while serving

Anu  – (April 10, 2012 at 9:37 AM)  

Looks yum and nice flavorful pizza.

Tina  – (April 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM)  

Soooo colourful and delicious...

Turmeric n Spice  – (April 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM)  

absolutely brilliant !!!!!!love the clicks

Prathibha  – (April 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM)  

Pizza looks absolutely fantastic...ur pizza bites story makes a gud lesson and a gud laughter...over all a yummy post but a wrong time 2 see b4 having a simple dinner..:(

Princy Vinoth  – (April 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM)  

lovely pizza and disaster bites looks wonderful :)

Suparna  – (April 10, 2012 at 11:16 AM)  

wow!wonderful pizza post :P pics make it all the more inviting!!!

Priya  – (April 10, 2012 at 11:46 AM)  

Cant believe its a diaster, simply loving those pizza bites..

radha  – (April 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM)  

Smart idea to convert a near disaster into a tasty bite!

Kalyani  – (April 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM)  

wow lovely pizza and wonderful pictures ........

Antonina S.  – (April 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM)  

Absolutely delicious! Looks wonderful !

revathi  – (April 10, 2012 at 2:43 PM)  

I can't believe that it was a disaster...:) Looks super yummy..

I think I should try it to get that crispy base yet with a chewy feel..

Your pics are just as amazing as the recipe..
Reva

Avika J Chawla  – (April 10, 2012 at 6:24 PM)  

As alwz wonderful pics and yummy pizza..wow i wish every disaster turns out to be that good..

Gayathri NG  – (April 10, 2012 at 8:40 PM)  

Simply irresistible pizza n looks amazing dear...

Kitchen Flavours  – (April 10, 2012 at 11:01 PM)  

If disaster looks so yum...then I am ready for disasters....love those cute pizza bites...thick crust pizza looks extremely drool worthy...very perfect in shape...love those toppings...

jeyashrisuresh  – (April 11, 2012 at 12:16 AM)  

wonderful, mu daughter is asking me to make a pizza at home and i am somehow postponing it. Even the small bites ae looking nice pavi. cute clicks

Sharmilee! :)  – (April 11, 2012 at 4:53 AM)  

I want both..:)looks so tempting

Parita  – (April 11, 2012 at 7:41 AM)  

Honestly both of them looks so yummmmy to me!

Sushma Madhuchandra  – (April 11, 2012 at 8:46 AM)  

The second picture is alluring! Both are looking equally yum :)

Spice up the Curry  – (April 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM)  

love the pictures mouth is watering now

GEETHA ACHAL  – (April 11, 2012 at 10:08 PM)  

Wonderful clicks which is making me hungry for your pizza right now...

RAKS KITCHEN  – (April 11, 2012 at 10:10 PM)  

Super post pavi! Looks great! The pictures are awesome...crystal clear pics :) Both looks delicious and yummy...

Magic of Spice  – (April 15, 2012 at 12:47 PM)  

These are wonderful...love crispy bites like this, such a great idea! And that pizza is just gorgeous!

Poornima Nair  – (April 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM)  

These don't look disasters at all, I especially love the rustic ones. The toppings are all my favorites too!

escribble  – (April 18, 2012 at 3:39 PM)  

Disaster or not, you get to eat those yummyness! Want some now :D

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

Cooking Rookie  – (May 23, 2012 at 6:03 PM)  

Just saw this on RecipeNewZ. What a lovely way to serve pizza :-). And what a wonderful pizza! I love thick crust. You are brilliant!

Carole  – (May 31, 2012 at 4:34 PM)  

Hey, great pizza. It would be great if you linked it in to Food on Friday Series which is all about pizza this week.

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