Thursday, November 29, 2012


Thinking of other things to post, i checked available photos in my computer and found the first pizza The Specter and I made. We sure enjoyed making it but after seeing the final product, we realized that we overloaded the pizza with toppings. So we justified it by saying .. "It's homemade, it doesn't matter if the topping is too much!" :)

I was told to put the price for every food item that i will be posting. But right now i cannot remember as we made it around four months ago.

The Making of the Pizza

The Crust (Dough)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 cup warm water (100-110 degrees Fahrenheit, yes i do have a food thermometer..)
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon olive oil
The Pizza Sauce
  • recipe may be found here or just use canned tomato paste
The Topping
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Ground beef pan-fried in olive oil with salt and pepper to taste (just a substitute since i can't find pepperoni...)
  • Beef meatloaf
  • Red and green bell peppers
  1. Mix a little sugar into the warm water. Sprinkle yeast on top and Wait for 10 minutes or until it gets all foamy.
  2. Pour into a large bowl then add flour, salt, olive oil. Stir to combine. Knead for 6-8 minutes until you have a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (add a bit more flour if you need to).
  3. Cover and let rest for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Lightly grease a 12-inch pizza pans. Sprinkle with a little bit of cornmeal (this is optional).
  5. Divide dough in half. Place a half on a pizza pan and pat it with your fingers until it stretches over the whole pan. Try to make it thicker around the edge.
  6. If desired, pre-bake at 175 degrees C (350 degrees F) for 10 minutes. Makes two 12-inch pizza crust. I only made one so I put half of the dough in the freezer for future use. Form remaining half of the dough into a ball, rub olive oil over it and place it in a freezer bag. 
  7. Spread pizza sauce onto dough and place the toppings.
  8. Bake the assembled pizza in pre-heated oven 175 degrees C for 10 minutes.


  1. Didnt quite like the pizza sauce though. The taste as too strong. Or maybe it was because i overdid it by putting on a bit too much.

  2. i loooooovvveee pizza! wish i could have tasted it. it looks really yummy. i dont care about toppings overload. thats how i want it! hehe