Pizza crust x2 the big pizza issue

Ingredients:

Best pizza crust (makes 5 pizzas):
  • 1/2 l hand warm water
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 bag dry yeast
  • ca. 12 dl durum flour
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 dl olive oil
Cauliflower crust (makes 1 pizza):
  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 dl grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
Tomato sauce (for 6 pizzas):
  • 2 onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 dl olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 800g crushed tomatoes
  • 2-3 dried chili peppers
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

Best pizza crust:
  1. In a bowl mix water, honey, yeast and 3 dl flour for 5-10 min (use a mixer if possible).
  2. Add salt, oil and rest of the flour and mix until dough is smooth.
  3. Cover the dough bowl with a towel and let rise for ca. 3 hours in room temperature (or overnight in the fridge).
  4. Divide the dough to 5 parts. Roll the dough as thin as possible, that way it will cover the whole baking tray. Add tomato sauce and fillings and bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until crust is crunchy.
Cauliflower pizza:
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C
  2. Rinse the cauliflower. Put all the flower parts in a blender. Cover with water. Mix until consistency is similar to rice. Sieve to get rid of the excess water.
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients together.
  4. Spread your crust thinly on a baking tray. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  5. Take your pizza crust out of the oven, add toppings and crust for 10 more minutes in 275°C.
Tomato sauce:
  1. Fry chopped onions and garlic cloves in olive oil. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add tomato puree and let sauté for a couple more minutes.
  2. Add rest of the ingredients and let cook for ca. 30 minutes.
  3. Season according to your taste and mix the slightly cooled sauce silky smooth in a blender.

Our philosophical thoughts of the recipe:

Happy new year 2016!! We celebrated it by making 6 pizzas :)

Some ideas for the toppings:

Margarita: 250g fresh mini cherry tomatoes, 1 mozzarella ball , 150g grated mozzarella cheese, fresh basil on top

Salmon pizza: 150g smoked salmon, 100g smetana, 150g grated mozzarella cheese, fresh rucola on top

Hawaiian pizza: 100g ham, 100g Saint Agur blue cheese, 150g grated mozzarella cheese, 1 jar canned pineapple chunks, fresh rucola on top

Quattro formaggi: 4 cheese sorts you prefer. We used gouda, emmental, mozzarella and grated mozzarella.

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