Monday, December 27, 2010

Spinach Pizza

I couldn't believe that my husband is such a great cook! He made the below pizza all by himself! here is the recipe, its really sweet of him that he made this for us.
The crust recipe is something I picked up here (Thanks Dominio's Pizza!)and the toppings can be anything you like! The below would make two "10-inch" pizza crust's.

Ingredients:
For Crust:
All Purpose Flour: 2 1/2 cups
Sugar: 1/2 tbsp
Salt: 1 tsp
Instant Yeast: 1/2 tsp
Warm Water: 3/4 cups
Extra virgin olive oil: 1 tbsp.

Method for Crust:
Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly and keep the dough aside for 5 mins and then kneed the dough again for about 3 to 5 mins.
At  this point, if the dough is too crusty, add another 1/8 cups of water and kneed again. Divide in to 2 equal halves and store 1 of the lumps in an oiled bag. You can also freeze this now.
Allow the dough to raise in room temperature for about an hour. You can also lightly cover this with a clean cloth.

After an hour, make a 10 inch pizza in a pizza pan. I used my hands here.

Toppings: we used the below but you can get creative here.
Spinach: 1 bunch, blanched
Mushrooms: 1/2 cup, chopped
Chopped olives: hand ful
Grated Cheese: Any cheese, as much as you want
Sauces: You can use any sauce, below is what we used
Tomato sauce: 3 tbsp
Hot sauce: 1/2 tbsp
Sweet and sour sauce: 1 tbsp

Layering the Pizza:
Pre-heat the oven to 450 D F. Mix all the sauces together and layer this first on the crust.
Second layer is going to be spinach.

Third layer is going to be Mushrooms.
The 4th layer is the cheese.
The final layer is going to be olives. Keep this in the oven until the crust is slightly browned. It took me about 20 minutes. Keep checking after that until the desired brownness.

9 comments:

  1. whoa, amazing !!! Simply delicious looking..kudos to your hubby!!

    US Masala

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  2. simply amazing!love the crust recipe.

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  3. grt dear never tried pizza at home. always buy from outside. will try your recipe

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  4. Simply tempting, spinach pizza looks absolutely divine..

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  5. 'Spinach Pizza and Husband Made', that's so nice...
    Hey madhu, this shows how much he cares for you.
    Interesting pizza indeed and inviting too...

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  6. Home made pizza looks absolutely delicious..loved the topping..looks divine

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  7. Absolutely awesome Pizza ...The recipe sounds simple too..Madhu, Indeed ur hubby is a great cook...Love the healthy toppings too..Bookmarked it. Wishing u guys a happy new year..and more and more of such awesome pizzas..lol.

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  8. A very Happy new year to you n ur family , loved going thru ur wonderful blog !!!

    - Smita
    www.littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
    (fun foods for little eaters

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