1. Wash 1 cup cherry tomatoes in water. Cut a cross at the bottom of each tomato.
2. Soak tomatoes in boiling water for a little while to make it easy to peel them.
3. Heat a sauce pan. Add in 2 tsp olive oil. When the oil heated, add in 2 cloves chopped garlic. Sauté till aromatic.
4. Add in all the peeled cherry tomatoes. Stir fry and press with spatula or a spoon. It’s fine to have some tomato lumps. That actually makes pizza taste better.
5. Add in 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp dried herbs, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tablespoon tomato sauce. Mix all the ingredients well and set aside to cool down.
I found a very inspiring video on YouTube. And this enthusiastic Italian cook showed everybody how he made a perfect pizza. I just followed his guide.
For the pizza dough:
1 1/2 cup bread flour
1/2 cup warm water (more or less due to different flour)
3 g instant yeast
1 tsp salt.
Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Pour yeast water into flour. Knead into a dough. If the flour is too sticky, then add more flour. Fold the dough several times. Then place it in a bowl, cover with plastic and let it rise till 2 times big.
Preheat oven to 220 degree C.
Press the dough into a big thin pizza dough. Brush pizza sauce. Sprinkle a little salt. Drizzle olive oil. Grate Parmesan cheese. Then sprinkle mozzarella cheese (I’m always very generous with mozzarella cheese, that’s why my pizza always looks white on the surface. 🙂 ), and basil leaves. Drizzle a little olive oil again.
Into the oven and bake for 7 mins.
The whole kitchen is full of sweet fragrance . It smells so so good.
So far, this is the best pizza I’ve ever cooked. It tastes so so good.
Very soft, and cheesy. Tomato sauce I made has a special texture and adds more flavor to the pizza. Every ingredient works so well.
I couldn’t remember how many times I have made pizza. Because it’s really simple and convenient. All I just need to do is prepare dough in the morning or before I go out. In the afternoon when I get home, I can easily make pizza with prepared dough. And it only takes around 20 mins. Super quick and delicious as well. My husband is also a pizza fan. So every time I make pizza for dinner, he’s as happy as a child.
Since my “rich experience” in pizza, I can make dough without and measurement. I just mix some flour, a little olive oil, salt, sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Then stir flour mixture with chopsticks and add into water at the same time. Stop pouring water when big flour lumps appear. Then use hand to make all ingredients into a big dough. Drizzle a little extra olive oil on the dough. Spread evenly on dough’s surface with hand. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let it rise till 2 times big.
Preheat oven to 200 degree C.
Press dough into a pizza pan. I always use my skillet. Then poke with fork. Brush tomato sauce. Sprinkle a little cheese. Then cherry tomatoes ( chopped into halves) and black olive slices. Then spread extra cheese.