Pizza with tuna
I love Pizza! But the take out pizza in my opinion is too heavy,too cheesy, and too greasy.
And since the invention of dry active yeast making a pizza dough is really easy..
You need for the dough:
2 teaspoons dry active yeast
500 gr flour (or 200 gr flour 300 gr whole grain flour)
300-400 ml lukewarm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
For the tomato sauce :
4 tomatoes or 20 cherry tomatoes (remove seeds,dice finely)
1 clove of garlic (minced)
a few basil leaves (finely chopped)
1 shallot (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon tomato puree (the one in the squeeze tube)
pepper salt olive oil
(Optional : Oregano,Thyme,Rosemary)
Cheese (200 gr of mozzarella or any other cheese u like)
1 spring onion (sliced)
1 can of tuna in water (not oil)
any other ingredient you like on top of your pizza !!!
In a large bowl mix together 100 ml of lukewarm water with the sugar and yeast.Add a tiny bit of flour and beat the mixture.Slowly add more water and flour until you have a sticky, pasty dough,but don't use all your flour yet.
Add the salt,vinegar and olive oil.Now keep adding flour until you get a soft,kneadable dough that doesn't stick to your hands.
Cover the bowl with a clean towel and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
The tomato sauce :
In a small saucepan saute the shallot in 1 tablespoon olive oil until translucent,then add the garlic and tomatoes.Season with salt/pepper then add the tomato puree.Simmer for 5 minutes
Now add the basil leaves and if you like add more herbs.
Now roll out the dough the way you want,just don't make it too thick,because it will rise more in the oven.
Softly pierce the surface of the rolled out dough with a fork,this will prevent the pizza from rising unevenly during the baking process.
Add the tomato sauce and your toppings(cheese tomatoes tuna spring onions seasoning)
Bake at 200 degree celsius until the crust is golden.
The dough makes about 4 pizzas if you make them round like mine,but it also fits on an entire baking tray.
What is your favorite Pizza ?