Usually I do not use high sounding words like "most delicious", " best ever" or '" easiest" in the title of the post but today, i'm just going to do that.. quickest home made pizza. Easy and quickly to make, from making the pizza dough from scratch till it goes into your stomach, probably it just takes 30 mins or perhaps even less than that. I couldnt believe that i was actually making a pizza ! :D
I have already seen many of you are doing recipes from Delia Smith for Cook Like A Star event and here i am today pretending to cook like Delia Smith. I came upon this method of making pizza from deliaonline and yes, it claims that this is also the easiest home made pizza ever. It doesnt require us to proof the dough, no waiting time and with just a few kneading, the dough is ready to be cooked ..in the frying pan. This just takes about 7 minutes in the pan, then add your choice of toppings and grill it in the oven for several minutes and it's all ready to be served. I think this method is really good if we are pressed for time and especially good if we crave for a pizza all of a sudden, faster than waiting for a pizza delivery..LOL! Try it, i'm sure many of you will be delighted with the results too. Happy Baking!
|you can use a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients for the dough or like me, do it on the kitchen counter.|
After mixing , knead a little and shape into a ball before rolling it out to a disc shape.
|Heat up the pan with some oil and pan fry it till both sides are cooked and lightly browned. The pizza base is then ready.|
For the toppings, i have used what i have on hand ..smoked salmon, tomatoes and some cheese and i never put down the amount required, it's really up to your choice.
I am happy to link this post to Cook Like A Star event ( Delia Smith ) hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out and Mich from Piece of Cake.
Also linking this post to the event Little Thumbs Up hosted by Doreen of My Little Favourites with the theme ingredient this month, Tomatoes.
Recipe ( from deliaonline.com )
makes one 7 inch pizza, serves one
For Pizza Base
110gm plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
freshly milled black pepper( i did not add )
1/2tsp dried oregano ( i used italian herbs)
1tbsp of olive oil plus 3tbsps water ( i added another 2tbsps water )
1tsp of capers
1.Start off by measuring the flour and baking powder, pepper and oregano in a mixing bowl and mix them together.
2.Then in a cup, combine 1 tbsp of oil with 3 tbsp of water and pour this into the dry mixture. Using a wooden spoon, stir to form a moist but unsticky dough and transfer to a floured surface. I need to add another 2 tbsps of water to form the dough and i did the mixing on the counter table instead. Knead a little before rolling or patting to a 7 inch diameter round.
3. Heat up a frying pan before adding sufficient oil to give you a depth of about 1/4 inch or just enough to pan fry the pizza dough. When the oil is hot, slip in the pizza dough and cook over moderate heat for 5 mins, flip over and cook the other side until nicely browned. Remove from pan and transfer to a pizza pan or any baking tray.
4. Meanwhile, preheat the grill. Scattered the cheese all over, then smoked salmon, sliced tomatoes, capers and some torn basil. Drizzle a little oil over the top of pizza and cook under grill for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.