by Karimah bint Dawoud, author of “Heavenly Bites, the Best of Muslim Home Cooking.”
Easy to make pizza that is at least half the price of the pizza shop ones but is healthy and more flavorsome.
I used to think it was difficult making pizza, getting the dough to rise and all that kneading but now you can get bread mix with the yeast in it and all you have to do it add water, mix and leave it some where warm then make you pizza…easy peasy!
Most supermarkets like Siansburys, Asda and Lidl do a bread mix, buy the wholemeal version, it better for your heart and digestion.Its good when you are fasting for sustained energy.Whole contains all the original vitamin and mineral as well as the wheatgerm and bran.
Home Made Wholemeal Pizza
Take away pizza are so expensive and once you get the hang of it you will wonder why you ever gave those shops your hard earned money for cheap white flour and cheap cheese.
500 grams 1/2 bag of bread mix(I used whole meal)
250 ML of warm water
1/2 jar of pasta sauce
1 tea spoon dry basil herb
1 tea spoon dry oregano herb
1 packet of mozzarella cheese
1 onion cut into slices
5 mushrooms cut into slices
sweet pepper cut into slices
200 grammes cheddar cheese grated
salt and pepper
chilies optional bangala touch
oil for baking tray
TURN OVEN ON TO PRE-HEAT
Electric Fahrenheit 400
Electric Celsius 200
add 250 ml of warm water to 500 grms of bread mix. it already has yeast in so you don’t have to ad it, you can see it bubble.
Mix with your hands
cover bowl with lid
cover and tie inside plastic bag and leave some where warm, like near window where sun comes in or by radiator, you can do this before you go to work even.
LEAVE IT FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES.
When you see it has fluffed up and got bigger put some flour from the packet on the work top and tip out of bowl, if it s bit sticky add a bit more flour with your hands and start to kneed, this add air in it,
fold it over,
then press down,
put some sunflower or vegetable oil on flat baking tray and rub all over with your hands,
put pizza dough on tray and spread out to edges with your fingers,
spread out evenly to corners of tray,
take half a jar of pasta sauce and your herbs
add 1 teaspoon of basil and 1 teaspoon of oregano to sauce and stir
spread this mixture all over pizza base with spoon,
take packet of mozzarella and open over sink as its in salty water
cut into small pieces and spread over tomato sauce on pizza base,
add slices of onion, you can use red and/or white onions
add sweet pepper or bell pepper slices, you could add some chillies here if you must
add sliced mushrooms,
grate cheddar cheese and spread all over
add olives, you can use green or black,
place in oven on middle shelf for 25 minutes
Any left overs wrap in foil and reheat the next day…ENJOY!