Wednesday, February 9, 2011

First Impressions Count

And I have impressed myself no-end I'll have you know. 

This weekend hubby and I set out to try and copy my sister-in-law and my brother's fantastic recipe for homemade pizza on the weber. The results have me still wagging my tail four days later.


Perfect Pizza Topping: Basic tomato mozzarella base with 
Spanish chorizo, fresh rocket, avo, a parmesan-like cheese and pepper...yum.


QUICK PIZZA DOUGH

Makes about 5 large pizza’s

Ingredients:
1 x 10g instant dry yeast sachet
10ml salt
45ml olive oil
45ml honey or sugar
350ml lukewarm water
500g (890ml) cake flour

Method:
1. Mix yeast, salt, oil and honey or sugar together.
2. Slowly add flour and mix with a wooden spoon until a kneading dough is formed.
3. Knead for 10min on a flour-covered surface.
4. Let the dough rise for about 30min (in a warm spot)
5. Knead and roll into a circular base.

Alternatively
Do it my way – throw everything together in a mixer and continue from step 4.

Tomato base:
2 x 250g tins of plumb tomatoes
absolutely masses of garlic (and I do mean at least 5-6 cloves)
salt & pepper
Throw into a blender until smooth

Get your weber fired-up. Hint: your coals should be spread evenly.

We made these on the weber with a pizza pan from Woolies. For toppings start with your basic ‘Margerita’ add anything you can ‘cook’ to that and your fresh ingredients afterwards. I used the fabulous Col’Cacchio’s menu for inspiration.

Not bad for a first try...

3 comments:

tjou-tjou said...

oo, aarde ons gaan dit moet uit-try in my pizza oond. jy weet wat my spoeg nou aan my doen!

Freshly Found said...

Very inspiring. I think I must tell DH about this. The Weber is his department and the limit of his cooking contribution, so he may be able to expand his repertoire!

Heloise said...

I hope the experiment is successful - it really does make for easy entertaining and the boys get to play with fire :)