Healthy homemade pizza recipe from the basics without any processed food, colourants or added ingredients.
Although, it takes a bit longer than pick up the phone and order pizza from the local restaurant, with this easy pizza recipe I can please the family any weekday or weekend.
As anyone might have guessed, pizza is a popular meal in our family. It’s on the menu at least once a week. So I can easily say that recipe is tried and tested. Simple to make and disappears quickly from the dinner table. And honestly, it’s not much hassle at all. The dough doesn’t need a long time to rise, topping is simple to prepare so we can easily have pizza for dinner any weeknight.
- 500 grams plain flour
- 3 grams yeast
- 0.1 litres milk
- 0.1 litres lukewarm water
- 0.1 litres olive oil
- Pinch of salt
- 3 medium sized tomatoes
- A pinch of salt
- 200 grams cheese (mozzarella, Parmesan, Gouda, Edam)
How to make healthy homemade pizza from basics:
1. Combine lukewarm milk and yeast in a cup. Leave it for about 5 minutes until it gets foamy.
2. In the meantime add the flour, water, olive oil and salt to a big bowl.
3. Pour the foamy mixture into the bowl too and knead until all the flour is incorporated, and the dough is smooth and elastic.
4. Set the oven as hot as it will go and let it heat whilst the pizza dough is rising and preparing the topping.
5. Leave pizza dough in the big bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel and set it aside in a warm place whilst you prepare easy pizza toppings.
6. Wash tomatoes, cut in quarters and put them into the food chopper with 4 basil leaves, oregano and a pinch of salt to chop and mix them a bit. (Pizza topping is always tastier if you use fresh basil and oregano.)
7. Pour chopped tomatoes into a frying pan and cook about 5 minutes. Stir whilst cooking.
8. Grate cheese and get it ready to put on pizza.
9. Take pizza dough out of the bowl when you finished preparing toppings, in about 20 minutes. It should more or less look like this:
10. Divide it into two pieces with a knife or scraper. Work with one piece of the pizza dough at a time. Form it into a large disk with your hands or a rolling pin and lay it on the baking paper.
Work from the middle of the dough outwards, using rolling pin or your palm. Stretch the dough until it’s the size of your baking tray. If you like thin crust (as we do) roll a bit more or use your fingers to press the extra dough to the edge and leave it at the side of the tray.
11. Spoon half of the sauce into the centre of the pizza and spread it out to the edges.
Pile on any toppings you like. We usually go with the easy 4 cheese topping.
12. Slide your pizza into the oven and bake it about 15 minutes until crust is golden-brown and the cheese looks toasty.
13. Whilst baking the first pizza repeat the process with the second one.
14. Let pizzas cool for a little bit then slice, serve and enjoy!
Don’t forget the basics:
Kneading out the every day life nuisances under the low humming noise of the airflow oven.