This is the first Home Baker’s Challenge, a monthly baking event initiated by Priya’s versatile recipes and for this month’s HBC’s challenge Divya picked pizza.

Made Pizza with homemade pizza sauce and mixed veggies n paneer toppings. Loved baking it and enjoyed it.

For the pizza: Recipe Source – Martha Stewart
APF – 3 and 1/4 cup (more for dusting)
Instant Yeast – 2 and 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1/4 tsp
Warm Water – 1 cup
Olive oil – 3 tbsp
Pizza sauce – 2 tbsp
Veggies – 1 cup (onions, tomato, bell pepper,sweet corn)
Paneer – 1/2 cup
Mozzarella Cheese – 3/4 cup (grated) 

For the sauce:
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
3/4 kg – Plum tomatoes 

3/4 tsp – Dried oregano
1 tsp – Salt
1/8 tsp – Black pepper

How to make sauce:
Heat oil add chopped tomatoes cook for 15 – 20 mins and cool it.

Blend them and sieve it and heat it again and add salt, oregano and pepper mix them cool it.

How to make pizza dough and assembling:
Take warm water, mix the sugar and yeast and let it sit for 10 mins till the yeast becomes frothy.

In a bowl combine all purpose flour, salt and to this add the yeast mixture and start kneading.

Take a bowl, oil the surface and place the dough and cover it with plastic wrap and place the set up in a warm  place till the dough has doubled, almost 1 – 1 and 1/2 hour.

Now punch the dough and knead for 3-4 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450F.


Place the dough on the tray and roll out that it fits the pan spread the sauce arrange the veggies and paneer and add fresh mozzarella and bake till the edges turn golden brown and the cheeses are melted, approximately 15 – 20 minutes.

Take out and slice and serve immediately. 


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