Friday, April 02, 2010

Home baked pizza topped with mint leaves and cottage cheese

10am to 12pm
3pm to 5pm
7pm to 8pm
the above timing is of the regular power outage in our residential area ,keeping this schedule in mind i thought of baking pizza one fine evening ,done with the topping preparation i was waiting  sharp at 8pm but that evening power outage was increased  ,may be due to sudden increase in temperature in northern india, :-( ,desperate and hungry i thought of using stove top to bake pizza but thanks god we didnt had to wait for long ,..;-) maybe god tests our patience sometimes..
coming back to the recipe
Recipe name fresh baked pizza with mint leaves and cottage cheese
recipe source for the pizza crust -cookbook
preparation time 2 hrs
baking temp - 220 degree centigrade
baking time 10 mins
ingredient needed
450gm all purpose flour
one tsp salt
two tbsp olive oil
pinch of sugar
half tsp active dried yeast
In 300ml of warm water add yeast and sugar and leave for 5 to 10 mins until frothy.
In another mixing bowl sift the flour and salt and make a well in the centre 
add olive oil and yeast mixture
mix to make a smooth dough
knead on a lightly floured surface for few minutes
place the dough in a floured bowl ,cover and leave to rise in warm place for two hrs.
After 2 hrs preheat the oven to 220 degree centigrade/425 degree fahrenheit/gas 7
knead the dough for 2 minutes and divide into equal pieces
roll out each piece to 25cm round and place on lightly oiled baking sheet.
for the topping
cottage cheese
mint leaves
grated cheese
tomato sauce
ingredient for tomato sauce
tomato 2
garlic clove 6
bay leave 1
salt as per taste
pepper powder
vinegar two tsp
olive oil one tsp
procedure for tomato sauce
heat oil in non stick wok
lower the flame add garlic clove,bay leave 
followed by tomato,salt and pepper 
keep frying till tomatoes are half done 
now add vinegar and let it simmer for a minute and two and remove from flame.
to assemble
spread tomato sauce on each dough round
brush the edges with olive oil and top the dough round
with sliced cottage cheese,mint leaves and shredded cheese
or any topping of your choice ;-)
bake for 10 mins till golded brown and crisp.

event entry
home baked pizza crust topped with mint leaves and cottage cheese is off for bake off event at
stories from an indian kitchen.
and to Global Kadai event started by Cilantro and hosted this month by Lavi of home cook recipes theme this month is Indian flavoured pizza.
btw this was my first attempt to make pizza base at home ,i really liked the taste of home baked pizza crust so in future its gonna be just home baked pizza crust,..loved the flavour of mint leaves with cottage cheese too,..thats all frens take care and happy blogging,..