Friday, March 15, 2013

Pan Fried Pizza ( Quickest Home Made Pizza )


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 )

Toppings
smoked salmon
cherry tomatoes
mozarella cheese
1tsp of capers
basil leaves

Method:
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.

79 comments:

  1. Good day my friend! Wah, anything that is quickest will fit my bill! Hahaha! First time seeing pan fried pizza! How's the taste wise? Anyway have a great weekend!! ����

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    1. HALO!!! thumbs up!! that why's linking it to Little thumbs up event! haha! enjoy your weekend too!

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  2. Aiya...... Dunno when am I gonna succeed with my slimming plan.... This is so tempting leh ... LOL

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    1. eh..what slimming plan? no need ..LOL!

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  3. Quick easy and delicious - Haha I like!!! I saw this recipe also, tempted to try it now. Definitely easier than ordering from Pizza Hut@!!

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  4. Love the idea of quick pizza dough. Can prepare pizza in no time! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Smoked salmon would be nice on the pizza... but I think I will go for those JJ readymade doughs.. for people like me.. hahaha...

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  6. I am seriously going to try this soon! thank you for sharing :D

    psst...is there anything you don't know how to make??

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    1. so many things i dont know how to make! next time tell you :D

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  7. WOW! This pizza rounds really quick and easy. I love the topping too, looks so pretty and delicious :)

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  8. Pan fried pizza? That's awesome dear!!! Delicious toppings ;)

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    1. thanks a lot for your compliments!

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  9. . . . .

    It really looks as simple as you described. I'm gonna bookmark this recipe, but will replaced smoked salmon with tuna :) No smoked salmon available here, hehe.

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  10. Your homemade pizza looks really good. I afraid it is too complicated for me, Lena.

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    1. no, not complicated at all, you dont even have to wait for it to proof :)

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  11. Lena,you are the 1st person who brought in this pan-fried pizza, OMG, who did this b4?Love the whole idea!

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  12. Mmmmm that looks very yummy. Have a good weekend. Diane

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  13. A delicious and comforting pizza, Lena. Sounds like a perfect weekend lunch for me.

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  14. Thanks for sharing. This is something new to me. Sounds good!

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    1. welcome, angel..very quick to make too:)

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  15. Hi Lena,
    Can I order pizza delivery from Lena's Pizza Hut?
    Oh! This pizza looks so good.
    mui

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    1. haha...special express delivery on the way....!

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  16. Hi Lena
    Pan fried pizza is something new to me......or am I so back dated ....and I used to toast bread in pan too. This pizza is sure to be delicious and great to have it while watching some movies

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    1. i also just knew it while checking delia's website and thank you!

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  17. Lena , I bookmarked one of Delia's basic pizza dough but I think I'll add some oregano after seeing the dough recipe that you've used :D I love easy peasy recipes lol Your quickest pizza looks wonderful ! Yum !!!

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    1. LOL! all of us do love easy peasy recipes :D

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  18. Hi Lena,
    Looks delicious! Quick to make, and quick to disappear too! YUM! YUM! A great pick!

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    1. thank you joyce! you know i'm so lazy nowadays :)

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  19. Hi Lena! This method sounds interesting... quickest?!

    Qn: Will the pizza base harden after baking in the oven?

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    1. no, chef. it doesnt get hard after baking, pretty nice :)

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  20. Ooohh this sounds fantastic, i cant wait to try this Lena. Sounds like a perfect weekday lunch for me and lou kung :)

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    1. do try this method, really quick and i find it quite nice too:)

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  21. Lena's pizza
    Fast to cook
    Nice to look
    With rich aroma
    Good to eat
    A culinary hit

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. dreamer's poem
      short and sweet
      good and neat
      always nice to read
      thanks very much
      do keep in touch :D

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  22. Lena, your pizza looks so beautiful and delicious! If it is that easy, then I must try it one day :)

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    1. yes, do try it..you can get it done less than 1/2 hour. Nice too:)

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  23. what a quick way to prepare pizza, good. i like this. i will try it. thanks.

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    1. hi xing hui, nice to know you and thanks for coming by. You have a nice blog :)

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  24. Eileen, hundred eighty degreesMarch 16, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Wow, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. From now, I will say bye bye to pizza delivery :)

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    1. hahaha..you really make me laugh with your bye bye!

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  25. Delia's pizza is so easy. My boys (hubby and my son) love to have it so much. "More cheese please"... Gonna make this...

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  26. if this recipe totally doesn't require to use oven, then it will a perfect recipe for one who don't own an oven..

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  27. Hi Lena, this was one of those recipes I was eyeing. It looks really delicious. Love that its so easy to make.

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    1. yes..such a brilliant idea for making a quick pizza base :)

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  28. This pizza looks so good! I am going to mix myself some dough and make this for dinner too! Let's see what I have in my fridge:)

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    1. i've just seen your pizza this morning ! that's a fantastic idea using chinese sausages!

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  29. Never heard about frying the pizza dough. Interesting. Lena, what's your toll free number? Can order not? lol

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  30. woa, it's indeed really easy and fast, Lena
    i shall give this a try! thks for sharing :)

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    1. welcome, alice! Hope it will not disappoint you :)

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  31. Yummy & colorful quick pizza! Quick pizza is what I need to feed my teenagers who are forever hungry! I think I might even ask them to make this themselves! They're taller than me after all! LOL

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    1. yes, get them to make and you enjoy!

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  32. Hi Lena,

    I don't like to self-claim my food being the "most delicious" or "best ever"... I think the word, "best" can be subjective based on individual. However, I reckon the word, "quickest" can't be subjective in its definition... If it is quick, it will quick and can't be slow :P

    Hurray! This quick and easy pizza recipe will be handy for busy mums like us.

    Zoe

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    1. haha..yes if it's quick, it's quick, cant be slow!

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  33. Hi Lena, that quickie pizza of yours look good. Great for lunch too if I can't wake up in time to cook lunch before go to work.

    Have a nice day.

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    1. thank you! if wake up late,dont hv to cook, tapau!

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  34. Hi Lena,
    30 minutes is definitely faster than waiting for delivery! Pizza look so tempting, will try it out the next time there's a request for pizza at home.

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  35. To think that you made the dough from scratch and the entire pizza took less than 30 mins to make! Wow! Impressive!

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    1. the base is actually quite nice, quite like an ordinary pizza..no complaints :)

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  36. Looks super delicious Lena, what a great, simple idea! Love it!

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    1. thank you chris and thanks for coming by despite your busy schedule and with the new born :)

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  37. love the idea of quick pizza using pan to heat up the pizza dough!

    Lena, I've used your flaky egg tarts recipe, thanks for your beautiful sharing!

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    1. Happy to share and tze, your egg tarts looks wonderful...seriously!

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  38. wow i'm definitely going to try this because I always am very impatient to wait for bread to rise hehe. and it looks good too!!!

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  39. Love your blog very smooch!! Can't wait to try this.. :)

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  40. Certainly quick especially for hungry days!

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