There’s nothing like home made fresh food … your house smells of all the spices and flavors that go into our casserole or come out of your oven. When my husband bought me a Kitchen Aid for my birthday last March, I didn’t really know what to do with it. Honestly, I didn’t, don’t laugh 🙂 But then he started making bread with it and a whole new world of possibilities opened up. And I made my first home made pizza.
Pizza is so easy to make, I had no idea. And you can top it off with anything you have laying around! You just need a few basics laying around – and then you can indulge in any cravings you have with freshly made pizza. It takes no more than 30 minutes. I promise!
After trying a few ideas here and there, I’ve now come up with the perfect pizza for us. Even writing this down makes me drool and want to hustle up a new pie.
So, here’s your shopping list for one generous pizza pie:
For the pie:
- 250g ‘tipo 00’ flour + some extra on the side
- 1/2 a tbs of salt (of course I used Sal de Ibiza!)
- 1 bag of dry yeast
- 2 tbs of olive oil
- 1,25 dl of lukewarm water
For topping your Tasty Travellers’ Pizza Pie:
- some basic pasta tomato sauce
- dried chilli flakes
- a yellow, a green and a red bell pepper
- wafer-thin sliced salami
- a ball of mozzarella, fit for warm preparations
- shavings of old cheese, the ones you normally use for carpaccio’s
- pepper and salt to taste
- some dried basilicum
- some extra olive oil
How to make that pizza pie, with lots of amore:
- Preheat the oven to about 175-180°.
- First, you make the pie by tipping all the ingredients into your Kitchen Aid bowl and mixing them all up together until the dough no longer sticks to the side. If you do not have a Kitchen Aid, mix it all up together with your hands in a bowl.
- Cover the dough with some clingfilm so no air can come to it, like follows:
- In the mean time, slice up your bell peppers not very fine strips. (see picture above)
- Once the dough has risen for about 10 minutes, take it out, and put it onto a flowered area in your kitchen and knead out the air. Take out your kitchen roller, also sprinkle it with the “00”-flour and start rolling it out into a more or less round pie-shape.
- Roll your dough onto your roller and spread it out onto your pizza plate. It’s preferable that it has holes in it, so your pie will be nice and crusty once it’s baked.
- Now you’ll need to move fast. Top up your pizza:
- Spread over a bit of tomato sauce, but not too much. I’ve found this picture online, you can see the sauce does not cover all of your pie:
- Now sprinkle over your chill flakes. If you like it hot, like me, sprinkle some all over your pie. If not, just gingerly sprinkle some here and there. It’ll add some zing to your pizza.
- Now cover up the entire pie with the salami, until almost all of the tomato sauce is hidden behind it.
- Then sprinkle over evenly the three kinds of bell pepper.
- Add the shavings of cheese and the torn up mozzarella. Divide it all evenly over the pie.
- Top with some basilicum, pepper and salt to taste and a splash of olive oil.
- Shove your pizza into the oven and let it bake for about 15 minutes or until the mozzarella starts to look brown and the edges of your pie are nice and golden. I like my pizza to have a bit of a crust, so I like to turn on the grill option of my oven at the end.
Want to make it veggie? Just discard the salami! Easy! Or replace the salami with a vegetarian substitute.