FARAH'S COOKBOOK: pizza - base and sauce from scratch

pizza - base and sauce from scratch

                              These pizzas tasted soooooo good! I doubled the below recipe and made 2 pizzas...I couldnt click a picture before we cut the pizzas!.......sorry! but will definitely be making it again...so will update this post and add more pics :)

                               I got the recipe for the base here. Iv tried other recipes for pizza base before. But this is a winner. The sauce was the same one I use for my tomato base pastas! Topped with veggies and cheese...........ahhhhh!!..........satisfaction guaranteed!

for the dough/base:
3/4 cup wheat flour
3/4 cup plain flour
1 tbsp yeast (I used instant yeast so no need to proof)
1/8 cup oil
1/2 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup water, boiling
1/4 cup milk

for the sauce:
 1 can tomatoes (411 g)
1-2 tbsps garlic, minced
1 big onion, chopped finely
2 tbsps tomato puree
1 tsp sugar
oregano, rosemary - dried, to season
chilli flakes, as per need
5-6 leaves fresh basil
6-7 capers (optional)
salt to taste

 pizza toppings:
pesto (optional)
I used black olives, capsicum and mushrooms. You can use whatever you wish :)

  • Take a huge mixing bowl and place the oil, salt and sugar in it. 
  • Add boiling water and mix until the sugar dissolves. 
  • Add the milk now to bring the mixture to room temperature. Add the yeast and mix well. 
  • Add the flour and knead into a dough. Place the dough in a greased vessel and cover it with a damp muslin cloth. Allow to rise until double in size (Approx 1 hour)

  • Take the dough and roll it out using a rolling pin (like how I did)
  • grease a pizza pan and spread the dough using your hands. Fold about one inch of the corners of your pizza as shown in the pic.

  • spread enough sauce over the base. Spread a bit of pesto 

  •  add your toppings and cover with enough cheese

  • bake at 180 deg celcius for about 20 -25 mins.

for the sauce:
  • heat 2 tbsps oil in a wok and saute the garlic.
  • Add the onions and saute further till transparent
  • Add the canned tomatoes and salt and stir.
  • Add the chilli flakes. close the lid and let it simmer for about 10 mins.
  • Add the tomato puree and the basil leaves.
  • Add the sugar, capers and the seasonings.
  • Add the capers. cook on low flame till the sauce is of desired consistency.

sending this recipe to '60 days to christmas' event hosted at divya pramil's page


PT said...

wish i could grab those from the screen.. i am a die hard fan of pizza.. but never tried it at home.. will give a try for sure :)

Priya R said...

wow Farah this looks like a super weekend meal :) you have done it so well and thanks a ton for linking girl... someone is turning into a great bread baker love it!!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow u are tempting me too much,make me hungry now...

kausers kitchen said...

I luv PIZZA ...YOURS LOOK SO TEMPTING..can u please pass a piece...

Have a lovely week ahead :)

Vimitha Anand said...

Would love to join you... looks so cheesy

Asiya Omar said...

Wow! Yumm....

Roha said...


divya said...

looks so yummy & nice clicks!

Jay said...

looks especially tasty
Tasty Appetite

Priya said...

Mindblowing,wat an excellent job.. Fantastic pizza.

Julie said...

wow.sauce looks flavorful dear!!
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Nandita Pai Shirali said...

YUMMMYY!!! Bookmarked it :D Super duper awesome :)


Delicious pizza..that too homemade, sure heaven!!!