Servings : Serves 3-4
Our favourite home-made pizza, better than any bought pizza, any day! Served here with some fiery hot peri peri fries.
Ingredients for Pizza Dough
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose/plain flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 tbsp oil
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast (use 2 tsp. for colder climates)
- 2 pinches baking powder
- warm milk mixed with a bit of water for kneading
Ingredients for Peri Peri Fries
- 1 kg potatoes
- 1 tbsp margarine
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- salt to taste
First, prepare the pizza sauce and toppings using these recipes:
Pizza Toppings or Spicy Chicken Topping
Next, prepare the Pizza Dough
Mix all the dry ingredients and the oil, then slowly start adding the warm milk a little at a time.
Get it to a soft dough, the softer the better, knead it very well for at least 8 minutes or more if possible. Dab a touch of oil all over the dough, then cover it and place it somewhere warm. Leave it to rise to double its size, takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the weather.
Once risen, punch it down, give it a quick knead and then roll it out to about 12 inches diameter and place on your greased pizza pan/tray.
Again cover the tray with a light cloth/towel and let the base rest/rise slightly for about 15-20 minutes. For step by step instructions, check HERE
Peri Peri Fries
Peel the potatoes and cut them into strips then fry them twice to make them extra crispy.
Heat 1 tbsp. of margarine, then add 1 tbsp. of spanish paprika and 1 tsp. of chilli powder plus some salt to taste.
Once the margarine starts to bubble, get the pan off the heat and slowly add the fries into it, stirring gently with a wooden spoon to make sure all the fries are well coated. Squeeze in some lemon juice if you like and serve!
Hi fauzia, can u plz guide me that how to store yeast properly I bought big pack of yeast but
Not sure how to properly store it
Hi, keep it sealed at all times and refrigerate. Remove a small amount in an airtight container for your daily usage, but store that too in the fridge.
Hi Fauzia, step by step
Hi Fauzia, step by step instructions link is not working…can you people please fix it (as soon as possible)?
Try it now. 🙂
Try it now. 🙂
Yes, it’s working now…Thank
Yes, it’s working now…Thank you 🙂 The pizza turned out great…i will share the picture soon!!
My dough from top remain
My dough from top remain uncooked. i cooked it for long dough getting hard but uper side remains same.
i dnot know whats the problem plz tel me
Could be that there is no
Could be that there is no heat coming from the top of your oven. Please check on this. There should be an even distribution of heat from both the top and bottom.
I want to make this yummy pizza for guest but wants to prepare it before a day to save time.should i have to bake the pizza with toppings before a day or just to bake its crusts also guide me how much i ve to bake before a day plus how to freeze it?.also tell me why sometimes the dough gets shrink while pressing or rolling on pan?.
W/Salaam, you can partially
W/Salaam, you can partially bake the base then just add the toppings and finish it off before serving the following day. Make sure the base is wrapped well so that it doesn’t dry out and do not over-bake it. It should still be soft and pale in colour after half-baking.
Hi fauzia…doing gr8 work
Hi fauzia…doing gr8 work jazak Allah ..I huv tried ur pizza recipe n it was very yummy except my cheese didn’t melted the way it should b …is it becoz I used sliced cheese instead of the cheese bar …I even grated the slices n tried to increase the heat but didn’t work n by doing so it started burning from the top plz do reply Thank u
Hi, thank you. Yes, the
Hi, thank you. Yes, the sliced cheese is not ideal for pizzas, use a different cheese.
Chicken Pizza, lovely, just
Chicken Pizza, lovely.. excellent recipe.
salaam i tried making the
salaam i tried making the pizza and once i took it out of the oven the base was still runny from inside and the rest of the pizza was cooked i tried putting it back in oven but that only led the toppings getting more cooked
any advise please?
W/Salaam, could be that your
W/Salaam, could be that your toppings were a bit on the soggy side. You could try to partially bake your pizza base before adding the toppings otherwise make sure the toppings especially the sauce are not watery as that will make the base soggy.
Assalamu alaikum fauzia,
Assalamu alaikum fauzia,
The chicken and the toppings were awesome but my dough didn’t turn out well. It didn’t get cooked in the middle. What do you think was the problem? i kneaded for more than 10 minutes.
W/Salaam, please check on
W/Salaam, please check on your yeast, it might be off. 🙂
salaam..your recipes are
salaam..your recipes are awesome..helped me alot..I made pizza today..dough was excellent but my cheese did not spread properly..I dnt know why..I followed ur recipe..use electric oven with upper rods on..plz help what may b reason
W/Salaam, the cheese isn’t
W/Salaam, the cheese isn’t supposed to spread, it just melts. So please ensure you are using a good quality melting cheese and sprinkle it all over.