Aug 4, 2008


My kids love to have pizzas made at home.Since the
home made ones have the toppings of their choice
they like to make at home.This is the recipe I used
to follow from William Sonoma's Baking book .
Ingredients ( for the Pizza crust )
Yeast - 5 tsp
Warm water - 2 1/4 cups
Sugar - 2 tsp
All purpose flour - 5 cups + extra as needed
Salt - 1 tblsp
Olive oil - 1 tblsp
For the Sauce
Tomato chopped - 2 cups
Tomato Puree - 2 cups
Vegetable of your choice - 1 1/2 cups
Fresh or dried Basil ,oregano - 1 tsp each
salt - 1 tsp
Garlic chopped - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tblsp
Mozzarella cheese - 1 cup
Method ( for Sauce )
  • Heat oil in a kadai.Add chopped garlic.
  • Then add chopped tomato and tomato puree.
  • Saute well and add veggies and salt.
  • Now add the herbs.
  • Cook it in the medium flame till get the desired consistency.

For Pizza

  • Dissolve yeast in the warm water for about 5 min.
  • Add sugar , oil , flour and salt.Stir well.
  • Knead the dough until soft and smooth for 8 - 10 min.
  • Cover the dough and let it rise until it doubles 1 - 1 1/2 hrs.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate over night.
  • Preheat the oven to 500 F for atleast 30 min.
  • Cut in half with a sharp knife.Cover the dough and let rest for 10 min.
  • Roll it out into a round 12 - 14 inch.
  • Spread the sauce and cheese over it.
  • Brush oil over the edges of the pizza.Bake the pizza until the crust is crisp and brown ,10 - 15 min.


As mentioned in the book this recipe

makes 2 pizzas.We like the thin crust pizzas.So I cut

the dough to 4 parts.

After seeing Lakshmi's tips I am doing pizzas without kneading

the dough.This makes pizza more soft and crust.


Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Home made pizza, Sound great! Looks so good. YUM! Great to see that u made pizza dough at home. Love it...

Sireesha said...

Home Made pizza sounds mouthwatering and yumm yumm.....I am drooling now...

Divya Vikram said...

Pizza looks really delicious akka..wish I had this now

Cham said...

My son will surely love this cheesy pizza came out perfect! Drooling Kamala!

Anonymous said...

Wow....this looks great! Will try this out :)

rekhas kitchen said...

wow home made pizza so mouth watering

A_and_N said...

Indeed, the best part about home made pizza is that you get to choose the toppings, and there is no limit :D

Suma Rajesh said...

homemadepizza r very gud..i agree

Illatharasi said...

Pizza looks amazing.... home cooked makes it healthy too:)

Sunshinemom said...

Yummy pizza too! I tried looking for vegan Jack Monterey cheese for a substitute and could find any!

Laavanya said...

I usually have the pillsburry dough on hand so pizzas can be made w/o much planning but am sure the homemade crust is very special. Looks so yummy and cheesy.

easycrafts said...

Pizza from the scratch...truely excellent

Priti said...

U have made the pizza base also at home looking yummy...anyone can drool

Anonymous said...

i like the way the cheese has melted on ur pizza...looks delicious!
wherez the zebra cake? u hvnt posted it as yet?

D said...

Nothing beats out the taste of something home made and it is so when it comes to Pizzas too. They look so yum and thanks for sending them over to AWED. :)