Basic Pizza Base, How To Make Basic Pizza Base Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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Pizzas have crossed geographical boundaries to become a hot favourite all over the world! While it is convenient to have Pizzas outside, it is also super fun to make it at home once in a while, because this gives you the freedom to make your pizza exactly the way you want it, with your favourite toppings and sauces, and just the amount of cheese you wish to have.
Although pizza base is readily available in stores, the fresh taste and texture of a homemade one are unbeatable. And, well, it is not such an adventurous activity either. It is quite easy to make at home, as this Basic Pizza Base recipe will show you.
Use this base to make Pizzetta Squares , Cheesy Zucchini and Baby Corn Pizza , Mushroom, Sweet Corn and Spinach Pizza and many more varities of pizzas .
- Combine 2 tbsp of lukewarm water and dry yeast in a small bowl and mix well.
- Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes.
- Combine the plain flour, yeast-water mixture, olive oil, sugar and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
- Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour.
- Press the dough lightly to remove the air and divide the dough into 3 equal portions.
- Roll each portion into a 175 mm. (7”) diameter circle with the help of plain flour and prick each circle evenly using a fork.
- Place all the 3 pizza base on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 5 minutes.
- At step 7, while rolling a portion of the dough, keep the other 2 portions covered with the wet muslin cloth so that they do not dry up.
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Although pizza base is readily available in stores, the fresh taste and texture of a homemade one are unbeatable. And, well, it is not such an adventurous activity either. It is quite easy to make at home, as this basic pizza base recipe | | Indian style pizza base | oven cooked base for pizza with yeast | thin pizza base will show you make delightful pizza recipes with various toppings like the :
For the homemade pizza dough recipe, in a small bowl take dry yeast.
Add some sugar.
Add 2 tbsp of lukewarm water. Dip your finger in water to check if it’s lukewarm or no before adding. Water that's too hot can damage or kill the yeast.
Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes. The rising time will vary as per the climatic conditions and the quality of yeast.
After 5 minutes, the yeast mixture will look like this. You can see a frothy layer on top which indicates our yeast has been activated and is ready to use. If you don’t see a creamy frothy layer then discard the yeast and start over again.
In a deep bowl, take plain flour.
Add yeast-water mixture.
Pour a little olive oil.
Furthermore, add salt. To make a flavored pizza dough, you can toss in a little garlic powder, oregano or dried basil at this stage. You can even try out this Herb Pizza Base
Using enough water combine all the ingredients.
Knead into a soft, smooth dough. Shape the dough into a proper round using both your hands while tucking the edges at the bottom. If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, then make use of it to prepare the pizza dough.
Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour in a warm place or till the dough is double in size. If you don’t plan to use the dough for a day, place it in the fridge straight away; take it out 3-4 hrs before using and then continue the rest of the procedure.
After an hour, the dough will rise and resemble this.
Press the dough lightly to remove the air.
Pour a little olive oil on the dough and also, grease your palms with it.
Knead the dough of homemade pizza dough again to form a smooth pizza dough.
Divide the dough of homemade pizza dough into 3 equal portions.
To make pizza base at home, roll a portion into a 175 mm. (7”) diameter circle with the help of plain flour. While rolling the portion of the dough, keep the other 2 portions covered with the wet muslin cloth so that they do not dry up. If you want to get air pockets and a crisp dough, then don’t use a rolling pin and stretch the dough using your hands. This will prevent the popping of air bubbles.
Prick the circle evenly using a fork so that it doesn’t puff up.
Similarly, roll and prick out the remaining 2 circles and place all the 3 homemade pizza base on a baking tray. If you do not have an oven, then refer this recipe to make basic pizza base without oven.
Bake basic pizza base | | Indian style pizza base | oven cooked base for pizza with yeast | thin pizza base in a preheated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 5 minutes. The time required will vary from oven to oven so, do keep an eye to prevent the pizza base from burning.We do not want to bake it completely as we will be baking them while preparing our pizza. Our website even has authentic pizza base recipes like Thin crust pizza base and Thick crust pizza base
Nutrient values per pizza base
|Vitamin A||63.3 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B3||1.8 mg|
|Vitamin C||0 mg|
|Folic Acid||0 mcg|
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