Thursday, April 26, 2012

Semolina Pizza Dough


This is the best dough ever I made.It is very flavourful and crust you get is crispy outside and chewy inside. Semolina  flour used in this recipe  helps to create the most delicious crispy crust
This homemade Semolina Pizza dough will turn you into a crust lover if you're not one already. Must try once!!!

INGREDIENTS

For Pizza Dough
  • Bread flour/All purpose flour - 3 cups
  • Semolina flour - 1 cup
  • Warm water  - 1&1/2 cup
  • Dry yeast -1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil -  2 tbsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp

 For Pizza Sauce
  • Tomato puree - 1 cup
  • Oregano - 1 tsp
  • Dry parsley (optional)
  • Garlic powder - 1 tsp
  • Crushed pepper - 1/2  tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tbsp
  • Butter - 1 tbsp or Olive oil - 3 tsp
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Salt - a pinch

 For Pizza Topping
  • Red bellpepper
  • Yellow bellpepper
  • Black olives
  • Jalapenos
  • Cheese - ( I used cheddar cheese)


PREPARATION

For Pizza Sauce
  • Melt the butter in the pan and then add tomato puree.Stir continuously and cook till  you see the bubbles coming out of the puree.
  • Then add all the ingredients as mentioned above in the pizza  sauce column .Cook for 5 minutes and turn off the flame.
  • Pizza sauce is ready to use.
For Pizza dough
  • Add  dry yeast and sugar into warm water.Let it rest to rise for 10 minutes.
  • Combine bread flour, semolina flour and salt into one big bowl.
  • When the yeast is ready, add 1 tsp of olive oil and mix well.
  • Then add the combined flour into the yeast mixture and knead the dough for about 10 minutes.
  • After you knead the dough,apply little oil and smooth out the dough and place it into the greased bowl and wrap it using plasti wrap.
  • Keep the dough in the warm place and let it rest for  1& 1/2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 deg F
  • Cut the all the veggies and make the toppings ready.
  • Dust the rolling board with some plain flour and roll out the dough into 11 inch of circle.
  • The rolled dough should not be too thick or too thin.
  • Apply the pizza sauce on the rolled out dough, spread the toppings and cheese.
  • Place the tray into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes ,till the pizza crust becomes light golden in colour  and cheese becomes sticky.



Notes
  • The ingredients I have mentioned above makes two perfect medium pizza.
  • If you don't use all of your dough, you can put remaining dough into well oiled baggies and refrigerate for a day or freeze.