Pizza is one of the meal that I can cheat the kids to eat more vege. With the cheesy topping that over powered all the vege inside the pizza., kids eat happily with finger licking good. If you are a mummy with a picky kid at home like me, you will get what I mean.
My favorite seafood Tom Yam pizza. Prawn, squid marinate with Tom yam paste, salt, sugar, fish sauce, chili flakes, chopped corriandar and spring onion.
I like to make pizza because I find it quite easy for me. I have plenty of ready homemade pizza tomato sauce and bell pepper sauce in my freezer. So making pizza in a scratch is not a problem. I just need to finely grate some carrots, finely chopped mushroom, finely chopped steam broccoli etc and place on the dough before the cheese topping.
I always have an odd pizza as I need to reserve a portion for my boy. He doesnt eat spicy and no squid for him too. Only vege and prawn for this time.
Here is the dough recipe has been with me for many years which is from 孟老师的一百道面包
For the dough:
150g plain flour
150g bread floor
15g caster sugar
1/2 + 1/4 teaspoon salt
15g olive oil
Knead all the ingredients until a smooth dough and cover for 80 minutes proofing. (for panasonic bread maker use program 11 for 15 minutes kneading process)
Punch out the air and shape into a round ball again then rest for 10 minutes
Roll out the dough as thick or thin as you like. Spread desire tomato pizza sauce or pasta sauce. Spindle some shredded cheddar cheese and add toppings like vege or meat or seafood. Sprinkle another layer of shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
Let the dough rest for further 15 minutes. Bake at 230C for 15 minutes.
The pizza best serve while it is still warm as the bottom part is crispy and able to hold all the ingredients on top by using hands to eat. Once it cold down, the dough will turn soft like bread which my boy like it that way. As for me and my hubby, we like to reheat the bottom part of the pizza to make it crisp up again. Place the pizza on a pan, turn on medium heat on stove for about 3 to 5 minutes. It's so good to have crispy bottom bread with gooey cheesy toppings.