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Thursday, May 09, 2013

It's Baking time, Part 1! [PIZZA MAKING]


It's finally a public holiday, 1st of May, Labour Day.
Many of my friends were surprised that i'm actually staying at home during the public holiday eve and the day itself.
Well, not sure if i'm getting older or matured, or maybe just simply dont wanna squeeze with the super crazy crowds in the MRT and Town area.

So, i have decided to bake pizza and gingerbread man cookie with my hubby!
Will blog on the baking of pizza first!

It's my first time baking pizza, so of cos it's not as smooth as i thought it would be.

Ingredients needed:
- 1 packet of dry yeast
- 1 tsp of sugar
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp of olive oil (i have used normal cooking oil though (sunflower oil?)
- 1 1/2 cup of warm water
- 3 cup of all purpose flour
- Tomato paste
- Mozzarella cheese (as much as possible)
- Desired toppings (i got ham, green capsicum, enoki mushrooms, hotdogs)

Things needed:
- Oven
- Measuring cup
- a large bowl
- Clingfilm (i used normal plastic)
- rolling pin
- metal tray
- pastry brush

Ok, so, Let's get started!

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The ingredients i've got (weighing machine is not needed for this baking session) :)

Firstly, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water.
Stir and set to the side.

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Next, combine flour, salt and olive oil in a large bowl.
Mix with your hands or use a spoon.

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Pour the yeast mixture into the bowl and stir until a dough forms

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Spread flour over a working surface and knead the dough for roughly 10 minutes until it is thin and elastic.

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Clean the bowl for another use.
Roll the dough into a ball and place it back into the bowl, then cover it with clingfilm.
Let dough rise for 30 minutes; it should be doubled the size by then.

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Meanwhile, prepare your desired toppings.

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The dough have doubled its size... (looks kinda weird though)

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Flatten the dough with a rolling pin (which i did not)...
So, it looked abit weird... (this is first attempt)

Remember to brush the baking tray with some butter/oil.

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Spread the tomato paste and desired toppings....

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Place it in the oven at 190*C at 15-20mins.

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I actually bake for 20-30 for my first attempt as my dough was rather thick, so i'm afraid that it might not be fully cooked.
Although it doesnt look too great, but it tasted not too bad...
My mummy and bro said its not bad, and they seldom say my food is not bad....

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So, this time round... i started flatten the dough with rolling pin, kept adding flour, to make it tougher and less sticky....

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Since i have got some of these kinda aluminium tarts plate...
decided to make some pizza cupcake...
and it turns out... not bad!!!

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Now we try flatten the dough furthermore, to have thin crust pizza!

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Big flat thin dough.

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Amy is making fun of me again.... the red thing on my head is actually my skirt....

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ok, thin crust pizza is ready!!!

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Mozzarella cheese plays a very important role.... to make the pizza taste yummy!
So buy more!

Although my pizza doesnt look great, but they tasted GREAT!
Yeah.... more baking and cooking coming up soon!
Cos, i'm gonna be 成功男人背后的女人。
I'll be a great wife!

Next post on Gingerbread man cookie making!

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