Pepperoni Pizza

Ingredients:

2 cups plain flour
2 tbsp milk powder
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp yeast
3 tsp brown sugar / white sugar
1/2 cup + 1/2 cup warm water
3 tbsp olive oil
pizza sauce as required, homemade or ready-made
grated / shredded mozzarella cheese, as required
16-18 slices pepperoni
1/2 capsicum, chopped
2 jalapenos, chopped

Preparation:

  1. In a bowl / mug, add yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup warm water and mix well. Keep it covered for 10-15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, add plain flour, milk powder, baking powder and salt and mix well using whisk.
  3. Add olive oil to this and mix well using hand till soft.
  4. Then add yeast mix and about 1/2 cup of warm water, mix well and knead well to a soft dough.
  5. Place it in a bowl and spread oil all over and keep it covered for 2 1/2-3 hours.
  6. Grease a baking / pizza tray with oil and line with a parchment paper and brush with oil.
  7. Sprinkle 1 tbsp semolina on the base of the tray.
  8. Knead the dough again and take 1/2 of the dough and roll to a smooth ball and flatten into circle.
  9. Transfer it to the pizza tray and prick all over with a fork and keep it covered for about 15 minutes.
  10. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius and bake the pizza base for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Then take it out from the oven and spread/ cover with pizza sauce.
  12. Top it with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, capsicum and jalapeno. Then sprinkle some more cheese on top.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or till the cheese melts and sides of the pizza base turns golden.
  14. Remove from oven, let it sit for about 2-3 minutes, cut it into pieces and serve….

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