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Home made pizza (by Karl)

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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!
Ingredients (makes 8 individual pizzas)

1 kg flour (type 00, Pizza flour or Bread flour), plus more for rolling
1 tablespoon sugar
1 envelope instant dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 2/3 cups water, lukewarm
1 tablespoon olive oil


In a mixing bowl (or even better a Kitchen Aid mixer bowl) add warm water.

Sprinkle the yeast over the water and wait for it to dissolve.

Next, add half of the flour. Start mixing with a dough hook at the slowest speed. Then add the sugar and the salt.

Continue mixing and add the remaining flour a little at a time until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and forms a ball.  Continue mixing for a few minutes.

Add some olive oil to the outside of the dough. Cover the dough in the bowl with plastic wrap and leave in a warm area to let it double in size, about 3 hours (or longer).pizza applying sauce

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into as many pieces as you want pizzas.  Make little balls out of the divided dough and cover.

Take one ball and press it from the center out leaving the outer edge fluffy.  Stretch until it’s the desired shape.

2 pizzasTop 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 250°C) for 8-10 minutes depending on the temperature of the oven and the size of the pizza.

pizza into the ovenKarl has some special toys to do a perfect pizza like a special shovel to put it in the oven with and special pizza stones 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.

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