Make Dominos pizza with perfect dough and crust
I got tired of the soggy chip shop pizza and the overpriced dominos pizza so I decided to try and make my own pizza at home. The first thing I learnt before making this pizza dough recipe is that the secret to a perfect pizza is in the dough. Homemade pizzas turn out as a fail because of the ingredients and method used in making the dough.
Pizza dough is easy to make with just five basic ingredients, once perfected, you can easily make any type of pizza with the dough. This pizza dough recipe is perfect for a restaurant-type pizza and it is very easy to follow the instructions.
Pizza dough ingredients
Surprisingly, you only need five ingredients to make a pizza dough; you need, 420g of all-purpose flower (to make two medium size pizzas), ½ of tablespoon of sea salt, 2 teaspoon of honey, ½ tablespoon of active dry yeast and warm water. Using this recipe, you can sub honey for sugar and active dry yeast can be subbed for baking soda or baking powder. For best result, it is better not to substitute pizza dough ingredients.
How to sauté vegetables for pizza topping
Cut the mushroom into thin slices. Place a saucepan on the hob and set it to medium heat. Add 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil in a saucepan, let it heat up for 2mins then toss the mushrooms in. Stir with a spatula for 3mins, leaving a few seconds between each stir. Sautéing vegetables meant for the pizza topping reduces the chance of the pizza getting soggy.
How to make pizza tomato base
You can make your pizza better by making your own pizza tomato sauce. This pizza tomato sauce recipe can serve four medium size pizzas, it is rich in flavour and cost effective. The ingredients needed are: crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic cloves, extra virgin olive oil, dry basil, dry oregano, sugar, grounded pepper and salt (pepper optional).
Add 2 tablespoon of extra olive oil and pressed garlic to a saucepan and heat on medium heat for 1-2mins. Add 1 can of crushed tomatoes, 1 can of tomato paste, ½ tablespoon of sugar, ¾ teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of basil, ½ teaspoon of oregano, 1 teaspoon of grounded pepper. Stir all together. Cover the pot and allow it to simmer on low heat for 30mins to an hour.
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Frequently asked questions and Tips
Is pizza dough made with milk or eggs?
You don’t need milk or eggs in pizza dough. All you need is warm water, all-purpose flour, dry yeast, salt and honey/sugar. You can also add olive oil but this is optional.
Can you replace dry yeast with baking soda in pizza dough?
Baking powder, baking soda and yeast are leavening agents used in baking. Though active dry yeast is commonly used to make pizza dough, baking powder and baking soda work quite well as a substitute. If you need to make quick pizza dough, you will also benefit from using baking powder for pizza dough because you wouldn’t need to leave it to rest before using it.
On the other hand, yeast reacts with sugar, causing it to ferment. The fermentation then results in the production of carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide gets trapped in bread dough and becomes little air bubbles responsible for making dough to rise.
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