Pizza is a typical food of Italy that is loved and complimented by many people in the world. The receipt of pizza is quite precious. You have to make the pizza base not too porous, soft as bread or too rough. The base must be crunchy and soft at the same time. Thus, this following article will give you a guideline to make a pizza in a pan as good as an Italian one.
What you need to make pizza at home
The pizza base (the diameter from 25 to 30 centimeters)
3+1/2 cup bread flour (you can use usual wheat flour if it is not available but the pizza base will not crunchy in a same).
1+ ½ cup warm water ( from 40 to 45 C degree)
2 + ¼ spoon dried baker’s yeast
30 ml olive oil
2 spoon salt and 1 spoon sugar
Simple pizza topping
Shredded cheese, ketchup, basil leaves, onion, sausage, ham, crabmeat, shrimp, pepper and spices (salt, pepper)
How to make pizza at home easily in a frying pan
Dough business (how to make a pizza base)
Pour warm water into a big bowl of a mixer, sprinkle baker’s yeast into warm water and leave to rest for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, you stir it well until yeast is solvent completely.
Have bread flour, salt, sugar and olive oil in the yeast’s bowl mixed in a low speed in 1 minute.
Replace the metal bowl that we used to mix dough before by a plastic one. Knead it with medium speed until it smooth and elastic in about 10 minutes.
If you don’t have a mixer, you can mix all the ingredients together and knead it by hands. The standard dough will be blended into a unified block and not sticky in a bowl.
You spread a thin olive oil’s layer in a huge inox bowl, and then pour all the mixture of dough in. It makes the dough always is covered under an oil layer. You wrap this bowl tightly and let it sit in a warm place (about 20-30 degree) for 1-2 hours until it rises bigger as twice.
The longer you anneal the dough, the crunchier the pizza base will be.
In cold weather, you can use an oven to anneal the dough better. Remember keep an eye on the temperature.
Remove the cover of dough’s bowl, thump the dough by hand in order that it can release steam inside. Use cling wrap to cover it and leave it for 10 minutes more.
Sprinkle in a flat a thick layer of flour which is a powder coast. Put the dough on, flatten it by hands.
Use a wooden rolling pin to flatten it from the center to the outside. Continue with your hands to spread it out until it can’t be wider, fold dough into a half and continue spread more several times.
Leave the dough to rest for 5 minutes and then keep repeating roll it until it reaches the diameter as you want. Enter your hand or a mold around the flatten dough to have the beautiful edges.
Spread a light layer of olive oil on a surface of the dough to avoid it absorbs the water from the topping’s ingredient. Use your finger to press down the dough’s surface to create indentations, prevent bled. Leave it to rest for 5 minutes, and we start to prepare the topping.
How to make the pizza toppings?
Chop onion and basil, and then fry it with olive oil in medium heat for 1-2 minutes until it is cooked well, pour all it out to a clean bowl. Dice ham, sausage in a medium size. Wash shrimp cleanly, cut along the length, roll through bread, and then deep fry.
Have all fresh peel-off tomatoes, white vinegar, chopped garlic, basil, salt, and pepper in a pan, heat them up, stir well until the mixture smooth, creamy and thicken.
Douse olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and spread it. When the pan is really hot, put the pizza base on lightly. Turn the heat low now.
Pour ketchup gradually onto the pizza base’s surface and spread well ( Don’t use it too much or it will lose the crunch)
Spread shredded cheese well, add the toppings and sprinkle a little bit more shredded cheese on top.
Turn the heat at the lowest level and close the brandishing tightly. After 5 minutes, when cheese melts completely, you open the brandishing and turn heat at medium level for a while so that the base will be crunchy. You can enjoy your pizza now.
This is a simple way to make a delicious pizza at home in a frying pan. Hope you do it successfully.