Coming to the final recipe of the Pizza series, this was my most favourite among the three. While the other two were less spicy, this one was so spicy because of the onion and pepper used. The pepper also had some nice crunch in it which made an awesome texture change for the otherwise soft pizza. And with generous amount of cheese, it was so delicious. Relish it when hot from oven. Reheating it doesn’t do good for the flavours.
As for the cheese, I used my home made mozarella (click on the name for recipe) which was so amazing. As you can see in the below photo, it was so stretchy and stringy, I was super proud at my work. And using green bell peppers, the pizza turned out so bright and colourful. You can also find a video in my youtube channel for the home made mozarella. It is quite easy to make. I added two layers of grated cheese, one after the sauce and one after the topping. So the pizza has a double cheese layer which gives you double the delight.
Makes three 7″ Pizzas
For The Base:
Flour – 2 cups
Salt – 1 1/2 tsp
Instant Yeast – 1 tsp
Olive Oil – 1 tbs
Water – 1 cup – 2 tbs
For The Topping (for one pizza) :
Mozarella Cheese Grated
Garlic – 1 pod grated
Green Bell Pepper – 1/4″ thick slices
Onion – 1/4″ thick slices
Olive Oil – 1/2 tsp
For The Base:
In a bowl mix together flour, salt and yeast.
In another bowl mix together water and oil.
Add the water oil mix to the flour and mix to form a soft dough.
Transfer to counter and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
Place in a well oiled bowl and cover with cling wrap.
Set aside for 1 or 1 1/2 hours or until double in volume.
For The Pizza:
Preheat oven to 250°C.
Grease a baking tray with oil.
Punch down dough and divide into three equal portions.
Roll a portion into a seven inch round disc.
Place it on the tray.
Spread some pizza sauce on top of the disc.
Sprinkle the grated garlic on top.
Sprinkle generous amount of mozarella cheese on it.
Place the pepper and onions evenly on it.
Top it with generous amounts of grated mozarella cheese.
Drizzle some olive oil on top.
Place the tray on the lowest rack of the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is melt and the base is cooked.
Remove from oven, transfer to a chopping board and cut into wedges using a pizza cutter.