Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Duo Pizza - Thin and Crispy (Italian Type)

Receita em Português

Fiz estas pizas para o jantar no outro dia, ficaram uma delicia, já há muito tempo que não comia piza assim, sem estar oleosa e fofa, só fiz uma coisa que modificava, mas foi por preguiça. Nesta só me ti cheddar queijo, quando devia também ter posto mozarella, mas não estava com paciência para ir a loja, então podia ter ficado mais gostosa, mas também teria ficado mais calorifica. hehe O que se há de fazer?

Recipe Ingredients: (enough for 4 or two hungry ones)
  • 2 tall glasses of strong plain flour
  • 1 tall glass of water (+or-)
  • 1 glass grated cheddar
  • 1 glass of grated Mozarella (I didn't put this but is definitly better with it)
  • 1 glass of pitted black olives
  • 1 glass of mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  • 1 large onion very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 glass of tomato pulp (tempered with: a little salt and black pepper, a tea spoon of oregano, and a pinch of garlic granules)
  • 1 tea spoon of instant fast action east
  • salt
  • olive oil


A very simple and fast recipe to accomplish. In a bowl I placed the flour and the east, which I mixed well, then followed by a large pinch of salt and the water (preferably warm), mix it well in with your hand, until it comes away from the walls of the bowl, transfer it onto a floured table, and sprinkling more flour kneed it stretching it to break down the starch in the dough making it silky and smooth, do this for around 5 minutes. Split the dough into two balls, and roll them with a rolling pin to the size of the trays you wanna put them in, with a tissue rub some olive oil at the base of the tray and then place the dough there, and you cover it with some kitchen cloths (sprinkle a little coarse polenta so it doesn't stick to the cloth) place them in the oven (switched off) for around 30 minutes, to allow the dough to rise a little.

After that remove the trays from the oven, and turn the oven on to preheat to 180-200c.
Split the sauce between the two pizzas, making sure you leave off around 1cm from the edge, leaving the dough exposed there, so you get a nice crust. Then put half of the mix of mozarella and cheddar dividing by the two pizzas over the dough. Followed by the toppings, (half for each) olives, onions, mushrooms (i made one without mushrooms as one of my kids do not like e'm), then followed by the remaining mixed cheddar and mozarella, a sprinkle of oregano on top of each, and oven with them for around 18 minutes, until golden, then I served with a little mixed salad and balsamic vinaigrette.

Remember you put whatever topping you want, and that this is also great to use left overs, of cooked meat or fish etc... (or even use ham, pineapple etc). just cut them into chunks and on top they go. Very nice with a glass of nice light red wine, like a good Californian red.


Nina's Recipes said...

Hi Rico, this duo pizza looks amazingly delicious! Save some for me, will you?

Ricardo said...

Better than that Nina, hehe make you fresh ones...haha....thanks for visit and comment. loved it :) xx

Chef E said...

When I was a kid, and I still am at heart, this was my favorite dish! My mom said I wanted vegetable pizza when every one else wanted Pepperoni... You have made the little girl in me very happy friend!

analı kızlı her telden said...

Hııımmmmm pizza soul into the hand health

Ricardo said...

And you have made the little boy in me very proud with a comment like that, thanx Chef E. xxx :)

Thank you so much.analı kızlı her telden, I love seeing you here..cheers :) xx

Nila Rosa said...

mmmm..Ive been eating way too much pizza lately. Looks great!

Sophie said...

Hey my dear friend!
Your home made pizza looks fabulous!! I love it all the way,....!!! Yum!!! Lovely enjoyed with a good glass of red Italian wine!!

Ricardo said...

Hi ya Nila, well that is not my fault, and any way one more won't make much difference lol...just kidding :) xxx thnks for visit and comment. xx

Sophie Thank you and the wine good choice. cheers for visit and comment. :) xx

Donna-FFW said...

I Love pizza that looks like that. Hand me a cold beer with it and I am one happy happy girl!

Ricardo said...

Well Donna your wish is my command hehe... thanks for visit and comment. :) xx

Anonymous said...

Great looking pizza! Very yummy!

The Duo Dishes said...

Who doesn't love a cheesey pizza! More cheese please!

Ricardo said...

Thank you a million, 5 Star and Duo Dishes....for your always great and generous comments...cheers!! :) xx

Tangled Noodle said...

Ahh! Truly homemade pizza - it looks wonderful. I need to wean myself from the premade pizza crusts that I normally buy. Your recipe for the dough looks so easy!

Ricardo said...

Appreciated sweetie, is lovely and easy to do ..thanks for the comment and visit. xxx :)

vietnamese said...

All of your recipes and photos are very nice. Thanks for sharing

Ricardo said...

Thanks for visit Vietnamese and comment. I do try my best. :) xx

jlarson750 said...

Rico, this looks great. I've been looking for a simple dough recipe, excited to try yours! I make my pizza sauce the same way you do, it's the best. As always, another delicious recipe!

Ricardo said...

Thank you jlarson750, there you are simple dough, sauce is always similar if to taste authentic, cheers for visit and lovely comment. :)


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