for the dough
2 cups flour
1 tbsp yeast
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup milk
water to knead very little if needed
Mix everything together and knead into a smooth soft dough. Leave the dough aside to double about 1 to 2 hours depends on the humidity etc :)
* If you are not using instant yeast, froth the yeast and sugar with about 2 to 3 tbsp warm water.
I use the same dough to make savoury baked buns.
for the sauce
2 cups tomatoes
1 tbsp oregano optional *
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp onion
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 cup minced meat *
1/4 tsp chillie powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp turmeric
Heat oil sauté onion, garlic and minced meat. Add tomatoes, spices and salt. Cook until the sauce is thick, if adding oregano add towards the end.
* Other types of herbs, that you prefer can be substituted.
* If vegetarian make the sauce by sautéing onions, ginger and garlic. Then add the tomatoes with the spices and let it simmer till the sauce is thick.
for the topping
1 cup cheese grated
1/4 cup red pepper
1/4 cup green pepper or jalepeno
1/4 cup onion
1/4 cup tomato
1/4 cup mushroom
1/4 cup pineapple
* the toppings can be anything you prefer, use some or all of the suggested.
Roll the dough and prick all over it with a fork. Then put the prepared sauce and put some cheese over it before putting the toppings. Put more cheese over the toppings.
Prepare a pizza stone with olive oil and cornmeal. Bake at 400F for 10 to 15 minutes till the bottom of the pizza is golden brown.
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