We had at exchange student from France last year staying with us for 2 weeks and he was immensely surprised that a pizza could be made at home – fast, easy and delicious. The main trick here is thin yummy crust made in the microwave. Yes, yes, you got it right – microwave!
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
Mix and let sit in the warm place for 15 minutes. Here is what it should look like.
3.5 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
4 tbsp olive or sunflower oil
Knead into pliable dough, cover with plastic wrap. Now exciting part:
Place covered bowl with dough into a microwave and heat for 25 seconds at 50% Power level
Leave in a microwave for 30 minutes, take out, knead well, cover again and heat in a microwave for another 15 seconds at 50% Power
Pre-heat oven to 220C
Poke the crust with a fork and bake till half-ready – about 10 minutes.
I slightly overbaked the one on the picture below, it has to be lighter.
Now, you have a choice – make pizza right away or wrap half-baked pizza crust in plastic and freeze until needed.
1. Spread sauce on the pizza crust – whichever one you like – tomato, white sauce, even mayo
2. Add your favorite toppings! I used Italian sausages (cooked and sliced), black olives, red bell peppers – sliced.
3. Add lots of shredded cheese.
4. Bake at 220C till ready – about 15-20 minutes. If using frozen crust, do not de-freeze, just increase the baking time to 25-30 minutes.
Compliments of Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty
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