Monday, June 21, 2010

thin crust margherita pizza with olives and fresh basil specially for my daughter and her father :)

I had seen this pizza base recipe in one of the gourmet books at my daughter's kindergarten's waiting room ,i was just waiting for her and suddenly i grabbed this book which was lying on the table and as i went through the book i found the margherita pizza recipe though the topping was of spinach and feta ,quite different unlike my hubby and  daughter's choice ,but the base recipe was quite interesting ,till now i never tried anything with wholemeal flour and so i thought  i should give it a try .I changed the topping as per my family's need as they just love the margherita pizza with loads of cheese and tomato flavour but my hubby also likes olives a lot,so i added olives and  we just loved this pizza,my daughter was super excited and was standing near the oven all the time eagerly waiting for her favourite pizza,she literally had no patience ,she wanted to have it as soon as possible and im glad it turned out awesomely good , and in no minutes we all filled our tummy :),i had a perfect sunday lunch and dinner with my daughter and her father on this father's day occassion.Sending this over to chaitra's lovely bread mania event.

( makes 2 medium size pizzas )
ingredients for wholemeal thin crispy crust pizza base :
11/2 cups wholemeal plain flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
7 g sachet dried yeast
2 tbsp  oil ( i used olive oil )
1/2 cup hot water

ingredients for toppings :
1/2 cup canned  chopped tomatoes
1/2  cup pasta sauce /pizza sauce ( i used store bought )
1/2 cup pitted olives,optional ( adjust  more or less acc to your taste buds )
4 cups shredded mozerella cheese 
few fresh basil leaves broken by your hands ( optional )
salt to taste
black pepper pwd to taste
olive oil as per required

method :
Combine oil and water together.Mix flour and salt in a bowl,sprinkle yeast ,make well in centre ,add the combined oil and water mixture and make a dough.Sprinkle some dry flour on a dry clean surface and knead the dough for 10 mins or until smooth and elastic.Oil a bowl and place the dough into it and cover it nicely.Keep in some warm place  for about 1/2-1 an hr or until it is double in size.Knead the dough again for few mins till it is smooth enough.Divide the dough into two , grease two pizza trays ( i used one portion for lunch and refigerated the other portion and used  for dinner again ),first roll out one dough large enough to cover the pizza pan( approx 25cms round ) ,meanwhile the second portion keep it covered with a clean kitchen towel,sprinkle some semolina (rava ) on the greased pizza pan and place the rolled dough,brush it with little olive oil,spread the pasta sauce,little shredded cheese,chopped tomatoes,olives,basil leaves and again some cheese ,drizzle some olive oil and bake in moderately hot oven ( approx 200c) for 15-20 mins or till done.


  1. ohh..drooling here..perfect..beautiful clicks as always..

  2. Hi Sonal ,thanks for visiting my blog...

    Perfect way to celebrate!!!Lovely clicks...

  3. Terribly tempting pizza, looks awesome..

  4. lovely pictures and a delicious recipe!

  5. Hy Sonu,
    Thanx for stopping by my space and your sweet sweet comments.
    Really inviting Pizza. My son go craze for this...Am planning to delight him today..Thanx dear for sharing...

  6. Deliciou preparation, looks splendid.

  7. Looks soo delicious pizza..very tempting..

  8. looks delcious and mouthwatering...
    first time here...u have a lovely space...just started blogging..and love to add u in my list..
    ur comments/suggestions r highly appreciated..happy blogging...following u>>>>>>



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