Homemade Pepperoni Pizza
- 83⅓ g flour
place the flour in a bowl, and form a well.
- 4⅛ g fresh yeast
- 50 ml water
- ½ tsp sugar
in a measuring cup combine warm water, yeast and sugar. Stir.
pour yeast mixture into the well, and stir with a little flour (this will feed the yeast). Set to bloom in a warm place for 15-20 minutes.
- 4⅛ ml olive oil
- ⅓ tsp salt
after twenty minutes of blooming, it should look something like this. Add the olive oil and salt (quick note: do NOT pour the salt into the yeast. It will kill it. Form a little border with the flour and pour it there.) Stir, then knead.
knead for ten minutes. I know it sound like a lot, but it is totally worth it. Coat with oil and cover with a plastic bag and a kitchen towel. Set to rise for about 30 minutes in a warm place.
after thirty minutes, the dough should have risen to about double it’s size. Punch and knead for a few minutes, then set to rise for ten minutes.
- ⅓ green onion
- ⅛ tbsp vegetable oil
while the dough rises, chop and sautée two green onions. (regular onions are just fine. I just use green because we grow those in our garden.)
- 83⅓ ml tomato puree
pour in a can of tomato purée, and season to taste. I recommend using oregano, chili flakes, paprika, salt, pepper and sugar. Let boil for a few minutes, then set aside
once the dough has risen, cut in half and shape each piece into a ball. (this recipe makes two medium-sized pizzas.)
roll as thin as you want. I like my pizza to be super thin and crispy, but whatever suits your taste is right.
place rolled dough over a baking pan (make sure to oil it before.), and coat with tomato sauce, leaving a bit of a crust. Bake at 475 degrees Farenheit (220 degrees Celsius) for about twenty minutes, or until the bottom of the crust is golden brown.
- 83⅓ g cheese
- 16⅔ g pepperoni
- pizza seasoning
once the crust is golden brown, take it out of the oven and, working quickly, add your favorite cheese (it has to be a kind of cheese that works good for melting, such as mozzarella.) and pepperoni. Season with oregano or pizza seasoning. Place in the oven and bake for about ten more minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
serve and enjoy!