Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chicken Mushroom Pizza





Makes: 2 medium pizzas

Ingredients:
For the Crust :
1/2 cup warm water (110C)
2 1/4tsp dry instant yeast
1 cup water at room temp.
2tbsp olive oil
3 1/2 cups plain flour 
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
Method for Making Crust:
To make dough, measure the warm water in to 2 cups measuring jug/cup and sprinkle yeast. Stir until yeast dissolves and dissolve 1tsp of sugar. Keep for 5 minutes till u can see forms are creating and swells.
Add the room temperature water and olive oil and stir to combine.
Mix flour, salt and remaining 1tsp sugar adding the prepared liquid little by little until dough forms to a ball. (mix with wooden spoon)
Then knead the dough until forms a smooth and elastic dough.
Form the dough in to a ball and place in a deep bowl and cover the bowl with dampen kitchen towel and let the dough rise to its double size. (Keep covered for 2 hours.)
Then press the dough to re-flat it.


Pre heat the oven to 250C for atleast 30 minutes. (preferably with the pizza stone/ pan in if u have one)
Turn the dough in to lightly floured surface and divide in t tow pieces.
Form both pieces of dough in to balls and keep back in the bowl covered with damp cloth and allow to rest and rise for 30 minutes.
Working with one dough at a time, shape the dough in to round ball and place in the middle of round parchment paper dusted with corn flour. (I used square/ oval shape and my oven is small to make a round
pizza) 
Top with desired ingredients.
Place the pizza on the baking tray or pizza stone and  bake for 15-18 minutes until cheese is golden and brown in spots.

Ingredients for the Topping
200g boneless chicken
100g mushroom cut in to small pieces
11/2tsp vinegar
1tsp salt or to taste
1tsp black pepper
1/4 cup soya sauce
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 tbsp corn flour
3/4 tsp curry powder
1tsp garlic paste
1tsp ginger paste
2 large tomatoes cut in to rounds
4 capsicum cut in to rounds and de-seeded
2 large onions cut in to rounds
100g mozzarella Cheese grated.
2tbsp oil

1egg white
tomato sauce mixture:(1tbsp tomato sauce + 1 tsp olive oil + salt and pepper to taste)
1tsp Oregano + mozzarella cheese 50g


Method:
Cut the chicken in to small pieces and boil with vinegar, salt and pepper in little water.
Drain the chicken pieces and keep the gravy aside.
Dissolve soya sauce and tomato sauce to 1:1with the gravy and thicken it with corn flour under low flame. Keep aside.
Heat pan with 2tbp oil and ginger and garlic paste and stir for few minutes, add mushroom and little salt along with curry powder and stir fry few minutes.Add the chicken pieces and mix well.
Add the prepared sauce and stir till the mixture thicken.
Now the chicken mushroom mixture is ready.




 Assembling the Pizza:
Brush the pizza with egg white. Tomato sauce mixture.
Make holes by piercing the bottom with a fork to allow heat/ air to escape.
Sprinkle with oregano and mozzarella cheese.
Top with the chicken mushroom mixture prepared.
Top again with fresh tomatoes, onions and capsicum.
Finally top it with mozzarella cheese.

Bake in a preheated oven of 250C for 15- 18minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden and brown in spots.
 

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