Thursday, 10 January 2013

Homemade Pizza

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

A homemade pizza is the perfect solution to any kind of leftovers. My recipe for fresh pizza dough means that this has been made even easier for you, inshallah. You will not regret baking a pizza from scratch!


A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Onion
2. Crushed Garlic
3. Tin of Plum Tomatoes
4. Salt and Pepper
5. Italian Herb Mix 
6. Dried Oregano
8. Any Leftover Meat or Vegetables (optional)
9. Fresh Jalapenos or any other topping of your choice
10. Cheese

Bismillah, let's start!

Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 6.


First, to make the base tomato sauce, saute 1 onion and 1 teaspoon of crushed garlic until softened. 



Next, add 1 tin of plum tomatoes.




Add salt and pepper, to taste.




Add 1 teaspoon each of Italian herb mix and dried oregano.




Stir to combine and then bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.



Allow the sauce to cool slightly before using.



To make the pizza, take my fresh pizza dough and roll out into a circle. You can keep the pizza as thick or thin as you like. 




Place the pizza base on to an oven tray and bake on Gas Mark 6 for 10 minutes. The reason I do this is to ensure that the base is cooked fully before the topping goes on otherwise you'll end up with a soggy bottom!



Once the base is cooked, remove from the oven and spoon over the tomato sauce.




Next, add any leftover meat or vegetables of your choice. I used leftover minced chicken.



Next, add the extras of your choice. I added some sliced fresh jalapeno peppers.




Next, top with grated Cheddar cheese.




Finally, sprinkle with dried oregano. Bake the pizza at Gas Mark 6 for 30 minutes until golden brown.



Enjoy whilst hot.

Full Written Recipe:



Homemade Pizza

Ingredients

For the Tomato Sauce
1 Onion, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon Crushed Garlic
1 tin Plum Tomatoes
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon Italian Herb Mix
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano

For the Pizza
1 Ball of Pizza Dough
Leftover Meat or Vegetables
Fresh Jalapeno Chillies, sliced
Any Other Fresh Veggies
Grated Cheddar Cheese

Method

1.  To make the tomato sauce, saute the onion and garlic until soft.

2. Add the plum tomatoes, salt, black pepper, Italian herbs and oregano.

3.  Bring to the boil and then simmer covered for 30 minutes. Set aside until needed.

4.  Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6. Roll out the pizza dough and place on a baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes.

5.  Then, remove from the oven. Spread on some of the tomato sauce and add the leftover chicken. Top with the chillies and other toppings.

6. Cover with grated cheese and more oregano. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately!


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Keep me in your duas, please,

Wasalaam!


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