Food & Drinks

Recipe • Homemade pizza (+tips for a gluten-free variant)

Pizza. Pizza. Pizza.

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Hey everyone!

This week I’m going to share with you the easiest homemade pizza recipe. It’s so simple, there is no excuse not to try it out. The best part is that you can control all the ingredients you are putting in -this means that you can make the pizza just like you want it to be, and you can also adjust it to the particular diet you follow (gluten-free, for instance).

I know you are hungry, so I won’t say anything else. Let’s get started with the recipe!

You will need:

Ingredients:

*For the base:

2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 package of dry yeast

200-300 ml warm water

3 teaspoons garlic

3 teaspoons onion powder

1 teaspoon dried parsley

pinch of salt

*For the toppings:

tomato sauce

green pepper

fresh mushrooms

pepperoni/chorizo

emmental

mozzarella

pinch of salt

oregano

chilli flakes

(The pizza depicted in the photo does not have green pepper/mushrooms, because we like to try a different combo every time. I suggest you add them, however!)

Instructions:

  1. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, salt), in a big bowl.
  2. Start adding water and stir everything with a fork. I suggest you start with 100 ml water and then keep adding 50 ml each time.
  3. Slowly add a bit more flour or water, until you reach a consistency that you can work with, using your hands. (I cannot give you the exact measurements here, because it really depends on the type of flour you use.)
  4. Wet your hands and work with the dough. Mix everything well, until you manage to get a firm, workable and non sticky mass.IMG_7513 copy
  5. Once you create a ball, pour some extra flour on and under it, cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and let it sit for 1 hour, in a warm place.
  6. Preheat the oven at 220·C.
  7. Roll out the dough on a baking tray, which you have lined with some parchment paper. Make a thin layer!IMG_7518 copy
  8. Add the tomato sauce and the rest of your ingredients on top of the pizza.IMG_7524
  9. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. The baking time can be really variable, depending on your oven and the type of flour you used. It also depends on how thick you made the base. I suggest you start checking your pizza after 10 minutes, and then re-check it very 5 minutes or so, until it’s ready.
  10. Let the pizza cool down a little.
  11. Enjoy! : )

Gluten-free variant: To make the pizza gluten-free, just make sure you use all-purpose gluten-free flour and gluten-free pepperoni (most already is, but you have to check the label in order to be sure). Alternatively, you can substitute the pepperoni with some freshly cut mushrooms!

Be careful, because gluten-free flour can have different properties, depending on which brand or type you choose. It’s better if you use an all-purpose type of flour -we have tried to make the pizza with pure chickpea flour, and the result was rather disappointing. Too fragile and not pleasant to our taste buds.

Tip for Step 5: During wintertime, I like to place the bowl with the dough on a towel, over the central heating radiator. It helps the dough become light and extra fluffy!

Hope you liked this recipe. It is so easy and it requires just some basic ingredients. It is ideal for all these days that you are at home, too bored to cook something complicated and too bored to order.

If you make it, don’t forget to share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #parlezmoideserenite (so we can all see your creation)!

Till next time, everyone!

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Note: All photos belong to our Official Photographer, VCH. Thanks for the hard work -you surely deserved your slice(s) of pizza! : )

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