PIZZA WITH TOMATO SAUCE

June 6, 2014

Pizza is usually something we order in or eat out. But it’s so easy to make it yourself. It doesn’t even take much longer. Super fresh, super hot and super yummy! Will give this a try way more often now!

Two tips I got (both are great if you plan days ahead – what I never do). For a better dough: If you make ⅓ of the dough a day ahead and only add to the rest of the dough before leaving it to rise you will get a yeastier, more bread-like taste. For a better sauce: You know the great smell you get when you buy tomatoes on the vine. Apparently it’s the vine that smells so great and not the tomatoes themselves. So to get this awesome smell into your sauce you can put your sauce (cold, not hot) together with the vine into a plastic bag and store it in the fridge overnight. The sauce will be infused with this delicious smell.

PIZZA WITH TOMATO SAUCE

  • 350g flour (405)
  • 200ml lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • pinch salt
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 balls mozzarella
  • basil [basil oil]

_ combine all dough ingredients [water is the right temperature if you hold your hand under the water and you can’t tell if it’s warm or cold]

_ knead until you get a smooth dough [dough should be more on the dry side]

_ cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for a minimum of 45 min [over night is fine too]

_ for the sauce finely chop onion and garlic

_ saute in olive oil

_ add tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and salt

_ simmer for 45 minutes

_ season to taste with salt and oregano

[puree if you want a smooth sauce without chunks]fox_pizza

_ preheat oven to 250°C

_ punch down the dough

_ roll out about 5mm thickfox_pizza

_ place on a baking sheet

_ spread sauce evenly [you will most probably not need all of it]fox_pizza

_ slice mozzarella and place on top of the saucefox_pizza

_ bake for 15 to 20 minutes

_ top the pizza to your liking, e.g. prosciutto [don’t over load it]

All toppings but the tomato sauce and the mozzarella go on AFTER baking!

_ drizzle with basil oil [or decorate with basil leaves]fox_pizza

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2 Comments

  1. Sabine says:

    Klasse, liebe Anita…. sieht so lecker aus und ich kann den Duft der leckeren Pizza fast bis nach Shanghai riechen :-) .
    Sehr schön, ist der “alten” Winterling Teller… designed by Calli :-)
    Liebe Grüße, Sabine und Calli :-)

  2. anita says:

    Die Teller sind super für Fotos! Ich kann den Designer gerne nächstes mal nennen :)

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