Monday 31 January 2011

Ham Bacon and Cheese Pizza

I am someone who likes cooking and dont mind taking pictures but then to write a post and blog about it, well that is totally a different matter.
When I make something and if I think it will be a good food to post I click the pictures, download to my computer and it stays there without me touching it for months.
I even have things to post from last year.
I made this pizza and took a picture fast as the pizza was delicious. While hubby and daughter was enjoying their first piece I went to the kitchen with my plate and took some 3 pictures and came back to the table to enjoy the dinner with them.
I made two pizza one with tomato and mushrooms and one with Ham and bacon and you can imagine which one disapeared first the latter one.
The other day I was talking to my sis and telling her about the delicious pizza I made and the dough she was like you should post it so I can also make and that was two weeks back and I am only posting this because she was telling me yesterday she want to make this weekend, so here I am lazily writting a post about pizza.
The recipe for the dough is from Taste Italia Magazine I am always looking forward to get my Magazine in the post and I love the magazine, the recipes and pictures are so good.

 Pizza Dough
1 tsp dried yeast
1 tsp salt.
100 ml water, you may need extra
2 tsp olive oil, plus for greasing
160 gm white bread flour.

Put the yeast , salt and water into a small bowl and whisk intill combined.
Gradually whisk in olive oil, then leave in a warm place for 10 minutes, untill the mixture starts to bubble.

Add the flour and knead for 15 minutes ( if you have a machine use it ), untill the dough is ealstic..
Rub the inside od a bowl with oil, roll the dought around the bowl to coat, then place the bowl, cover and leave for 1- 1 1/2 hours, untill doubled size.

Punch down the dought to release any trapped air, then place on a baking tray lined with grease proof paper .
Cover and leave for 15 minute before using in a recipe.

Tomato sauce.
450 gm chopped tinned tomatoes
I onione finley slized
I garlic
Salt and peper to taste
Oregano and basil leaves a bit, I used dried
2 tbsp olive oil
Mozerall balls 2 or more if you want really cheesey
Few slices of boile ham cut in pieces
Few slices of English bacon in pieces
Few olives.

Heat a pan and add the olive oil, then add the onione and fry for few minutes add the finley chopped garlic, tinned tomatoes and a fill half tin water and pour into the pan. Add the herbs, salt and peper and simmer for 20 minutes. Mix everything using a hand blender or a mixer. Keep aside.
You can make this sauce earlier or a day befroe too.
Assembling the pizza.
Place a pizza stone or heavy based oven tray in the ove, then preaheat the oven to 250°c.
Lightyl dust a worksurface with semolina, then roll the gought into the shape you want, I rolled out in squares and very thing as thin as i coud as we all like here a thin crust pizza.
Place one a pizza trat prick on top of the doug with a fot, spread the tomato sauce add mozeralla pieces add boiled Ham and Bacon and scatter few more slices of mozerall scatter few olices on top and bake for 10 minutes ir untill it is browned.


Priya Suresh said...

My daughter love ham in pizza, sooo cheesyyy!

Laavanya said...

I must try making dough with breadflour... That does look good!

Unknown said...

Looks very appetising

Cham said...

Ham and cheese sounds too good in pizza :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Recently I have been craving for pizzas ;-)) Yours with ham and cheese sounds a perfect one for me.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Looks Yummy! We had shrimp and olive pizza yesterday :-)

Sarah Naveen said...

My favorite...ham n cheese....ooh...Looks so delicious..

Dewi said...

That looks delicious!

Unknown said...

yummilicious...chessy..wish I could grab that piece :-)

Plateful said...

Hi! I'm happy to connect with you and get a chance to see your beautiful blog. The pictures are very appealing and your skills truly commendable!

vandana rajesh said...

"wow" this is how both my daughter and I reacted when we saw ur pizza pic and she now wants pizza for dinner:). Pizza looks temtping

Cakelaw said...

It looks like one delicious HC - thanks for sharing it with us.

Namitha said...

My kids will love this combo..looks too good