Homemade Pizza in Minutes
Today we’re going to make pizza. I’m very experienced; the family even prefer homemade pizza made the quick and easy way compared to supermarket bought, delivered and made from scratch.
I bought this fantastic pizza kettle. Once all of the toppings are added, the pizza cooks in less than 5 minutes.
I’ll show this one first because it is a favorite for everyone. With two pizza makers, I think they are that good you can feed a football team within 20 minutes.
Baking For the Home aims to make from scratch, so we’ll start with the making pizza at home.
Pizza From Scratch Made Easy
This is how we make pizza at home, and you’ll be eating in less than 10 minutes.
What you need.
We like Helga’s.
Wraps are perfect because they come gluten-free and in large and mini sizes for kids.
- Tomato Paste
- Kettle Pizza Maker.
Take Wraps from the freezer, smear with a not too thick spread of tomato paste, add the toppings, add the cheese and pop on the hot pizza stone in the Pizza Kettle.
Not everyone has a pizza maker at home, so we’ll also look at making Pizza from scratch then taking a few shortcuts as we do at home.
Pizza Toppings To Please Everyone
Choose what you like.
If you’re having a Pizza Party and not sure what people like, here are the top 10 favorites.
- Cheddar Cheese
- BBQ Chicken
- Green Peppers
If you’re making Pizza for kids, they’ll be asking for
- Ham and Cheese
- Ham and Pineapple
- Chicken and BBQ sauce
- Pickles and Olives
- Corn and Chicken
- Tomato Sauce and Cheese
Gourmet Pizza Toppings
- Feta Cheese
- Sweet Potato
- Goats Cheese
- Fresh Herbs
Choose the freshest toppings you can find; it will be worth it.
Pizza From Scratch
I’m going to show you how to make everything from scratch the dough, the sauce, and we’re going to top it with favorite toppings.
If you don’t want to make the dough use a Wrap Base, any type will do. For the Wraps, read the label and choose the one with the lowest sugar content as these can burn quickly on a pizza stone.
The first thing we’re going to do is the dough because it needs to rise for a couple of hours.
All you need is all-purpose or plain flour, some warm water, yeast, salt, sugar and some extra virgin olive oil.
It’s straightforward, with very few ingredients.
Take 2 TSP of rapid rise yeast, a tablespoon of sugar, 1 cup of warm water mix it and let the yeast bloom then add 2-3 tbsp of oil, salt as per taste garlic powder if desired dry Italian herbs you can use fresh herbs mix well and now ready to add flour 3.5 – 4 cups
Knead the dough for about 6 to 8 minutes it will take about more than 10 minutes if you do this job with your hands when done coat the bowl and the dough with oil so that the dough do not get dry.
Now the dough is ready, let it rise until it gets double or triple in volume.
The dough needs to rise so divide the dough into two, roll each into a ball and place each in a bowl brushed with olive oil, so it doesn’t stick.
Brush it on each one. Pop into a warm space, usually in the oven, with the oven, turned off, ’cause you don’t want any draft, any wind, anything like that, from like opening the doors and stuff.
Homemade pizza sauce is not only easy to make, but it’s also fresher and healthier than the store-bought ones as it contains no preservatives, and it’s not just good for pizza but also perfect to make pasta.
First, make some slits on the five tomatoes then put them into boiling water leave them there for about 2 to 3 minutes then drain the water the tomatoes after being soaked in boiling water will be easy to be peeled.
Now cut them in half remove the liquid and seeds inside then chop the tomato flesh into cubes and strain the tomato seeds to get the liquid next chop the onion, celery, and mince garlic.
Melt the butter on medium heat and right when the butter’s melted, put the onion and celery into the pan sautee them for about 3 minutes on medium heat until your kitchen is full of the beautiful aroma of onion, celery and butter then add in the tomato, ketchup, garlic and continue to sautee until the tomatoes get soft.
You may want to add some more water if you feel that the sauce in the pan is too dry then add the seasonings and adjust them to taste.
Simmer the sauce over low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes. A pressure cooker works well to speed the process.
Check, and if you feel that the sauce is too thin, you can open the lid and cook the sauce for some minutes to help the water evaporate, so the sauce is now ready for us to use for our pizza.
Heat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
After 30 minutes, it’s time to check back on the dough. When it is more than doubled, and this can take from 30 mins to 120 mins depending on the warmth and drafts, turn onto a floured surface knead it again.
Roll out two pizzas, spread the sauce, next spread some cheese, then the toppings and some more cheese. Push the toppings down into the dough to keep everything in place once it is cooked.
Place in a pre heated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake pizza for about 20 minutes or until you see the bottom of the pizza crust golden brown color.