Thursday, April 7, 2011
Multigrain Pizza/Whole wheat Pizza/Regular Pizza
THIS PIZZA BASE IS BAKED WITH MULTIGRAIN FLOUR AND HERBS
Today is Day 4 of Blogging Marathon#4 started by Srivalli and it coincides with SWEET PUNCH challenge of this month which is the brain child of Ria, Divya and Maria. I guess i am very lucky since this month's sweet punch challenge was to bake a pizza which happens to be my daughter's favourite.....another Kids delight!!!!!!!!!!!. I had to bake a recipe from Pioneer Woman, but since i wanted to do a healthier option as well i tweaked it to suit my requirement.
FOR THE DOUGH
Whole wheat flour/Multi grain flour/All purpose flour 2 cups
Active dry yeast OR fresh yeast 1 tsp OR 2 tsp
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Oregano 1 tsp
Chilli flakes 1 tsp
Water nearly 1 cup
Olive oil 1 tbsp
FOR THE TOPPING
Capsicum( green, yellow) 1 each
Corn 1/2 cup
Cherry Tomato few
Basil few leaves
Olive oil 3 tbsp
Mozzarella as per taste
FOR THE TOPPING
In a pan add a tsp of olive oil.
Saute the onions, capsicum in a high flame for a few minutes. Add the cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle little salt on it. Mix well and switch of the heat. Alternatively you can broil the veggies too
FOR THE BASE
Take 1/4 cup of luke warm water and add sugar to it. Mix well. Sprinkle the yeast on this and let it prove.
Mix the Multigrain/whole wheat or the all purpose flour in a wide mouthed bowl.Add salt to this
If you are using any herbs add it to the flour.
Pour in the yeast-water mixture to this. Mix well
Add more water and knead it to a pliable dough- nearly for 10 minutes.Let it rest for 45 minutes for it to double.
YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE OF THE TWO TYPES OF DOUGH AFTER 45 MINUTES. THE DOUGH WITH THE ALL PURPOSE FLOUR SEEMS TO RISE FASTER.
Make 3 balls from each.
Roll it into a circle(square).Thickness depends on individual taste. We prefer thin crust
Prick it with fork all over
Spread pizza sauce on it.
Arrange the veggies over it evenly.
Sprinkle the cheese
Drizzle olive oil all around this and bake it for 10 to 15 minutes at 220 C or till the cheese melts and the crusts browns very little.
Here you have a healthy option of whole wheat pizza (ofcourse with less cheese)
and a regular pizza for the kids with the fresh oven baked flavour.
Had a great pizza now off to have other yummy recipes from the bloggers who are running the marathon with me
Diabetes Diet/Management: Srivalli, Champa, Harini, PJ
Kid Friendly Recipes: Kalyani, Shylaja,
Seven Days of Soup:Usha, Sowmya
30 Minutes Meals: Priya Suresh
Seven days of Cakes: Anusha