16 May, 2015
Home made pizza (by Karl)
Pizza is Karl’s specialty. It was one of the first things that he cooked for me!
And unlike the full-of-veggies or full-of-healthy-fish things that I often cook, everybody in our family LOVES KARL’S PIZZA! It surely helps that Karl individualizes each pizza with everybody’s favorite toppings.
So for a family evening it is a perfect meal. Preferably to be served with a movie or a board game on the side!
3 1/2 to 4 cups (450-500g) flour, plus more for rolling
1 teaspoon sugar
1 envelope instant dry yeast
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups water, lukewarm
2 tablespoons olive oil
Combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt in the bowl of a mixer and combine on a very slow speed.
While the mixer is running, add the warm water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball.
If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball.
If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into as many pieces as you want pizzas.
Roll the dough to a desired thickness, cover each with a clean kitchen towel rest for a few minutes.
Top each pizza with your favorites (we usually use tomato sauce, spicy chorizo or ham red pepper pieces, olives and cheese), and bake it in a hot oven (as hot as it can get, our goes to 240°C) for 10-20 minutes depending on the temperature of the oven and the size of the pizza.
Recipe based on Bobby Flay pizza dough recipe from Foodnetwork.com
Karl has some special toys to do a perfect pizza like a special shovel to put it in the oven with and special round pizza trays that he heats in the oven before putting the pizza into the oven. If you plan to do pizza a lot, you may want to get these too, otherwise normal kitchen utensils will serve you as well.