Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wholemeal Pizza

Suddenly got the urge to make pizza and thought that it would be fun to get the kids involved in assembling it.  So, I plough through my stack of recipes and found this one that I used to make when SMALL FAN was a baby.  I top the pizza with ham and cheese for the kids, as well as pork floss and mayo.  I think the kids really enjoy putting the pork floss onto the pizza while eating it at the same time.  However, was really disappointed with how the pizza turn out.  The crust was ok, but the Regu pizza sauce doesn't have much taste and the mozzarella cheese I used was totally wrong.  I used the slice version and thought it would be easier, but the cheese doesn't melt like the normal mozzarella cheese ;(  My boy keep telling me he don't like the cheese....sigh....  I will probably make it again but this time round, going to just go for the traditional mozzarella cheese instead.

Ham & Cheese Wholemeal Pizza
Here's how the pizza look inside
Pork Floss Wholemeal Pizza

Kids enjoying themselves putting the toppings for the pizza.

Final product before baking.

Here's the recipe:

Wholemeal Pizza

Pork Floss Wholemeal Pizza

Pizza Crust

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Pizza Toppings
  • Japanese Mayonnaise
  • Pork Floss
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Ham Mozzarella Cheese
  1.  In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle yeast over the top, and let stand for about 10 minutes, until foamy.
  2. Stir the olive oil and salt into the yeast mixture, then mix in the wholemeal flour and 1 cup of the all-purpose flour until dough starts to come together. Tip dough out onto a surface floured with the remaining all-purpose flour, and knead until all of the flour has been absorbed, and the ball of dough becomes smooth, about 10 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover loosely with a towel, and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. When the dough is doubled, tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and divide into 8 pieces for 8 thin one-person size crust. Form into a tight ball. Let rise for about 45 minutes, until doubled.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Roll a ball of dough with a rolling pin until it will not stretch any further. Then, drape it over both of your fists, and gently pull the edges outward, while rotating the crust. When the circle has reached the desired size, place on a well oiled pizza pan. Spread pizza with mayonnaise, then sprinkle with pork floss or ham, and cheese.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes (depending on thickness) in the preheated oven, until the crust is crisp and golden at the edges, and cheese is melted on the top.

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