Caramelised Onions, Feta Cheese & Black olive Pizza

What’s for dinner? I had some leftover greek feta cheese and I thought of putting together a dish. Incidentally, I was reading the Italian Home Baking book… Wait a minute, Italian cuisine Pizza buzzed in my mind. Excellent choice, did I tell you, I love homemade (my) pizza. Also it is an opportunity to try pizza base from this book.

I made the pizza base as per the book. I was skeptical, since the recipe called for large amount of yeast for very less flour, it worked out pretty good.

Now for the topping, I decided to go with caramelised onion and feta cheese. The saltiness of the feta cheese and sweetness from the caramelised onion goes well together. Since I had craving for olives, I added just a little black olives.

Here is the slice of my Caramelised Onions, Feta Cheese & Black olive Pizza.Caramelised Onions, Feta Cheese & Black olive Pizza


Veg pizza with Basil and Mozzarella

Veg pizza with Basil and Mozzarella

By Kira

Of late my pizza has been quite a success. Improvising is the stepping stone 🙂 Here is the proof.

Simple delight with few everyday vegetables – onion, red pepper, olives. For an extra touch, top with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves. Its a great little treat 🙂

Homemade pizza with Spanish Chorizo, Mozzarella

Homemade pizza with Spanish Chorizo, Mozzarella

By Kira

Homemade pizza is a joy forever. Given the fact that its my first attempt, I was deeply happy with success and very satisfied with the taste as well. Its so fresh and tasted delicious with fresh toppings.

Ingredients – For pizza Base
strong white bread flour 400 g
dry yeast 1 tsp
salt 1 tsp
sugar 1 tsp
warm water 225 ml
olive oil 2 tbsp

Ingredients – For Topping
tomato puree 6 tbsp
dried parsely for seasoning
Spanish Chorizo, sliced 100 g
Mozzarella, teared into large chunk pieces 100 g
black olives, pitted and cut into small pieces 10
yellow/orange pepper, sliced into 5cm length 1/2

Add the flour, yeast and salt to a large mixing bowl and mix them together.
Dissolve the sugar into warm water.
Make a well in the middle of the bowl and add the sugared warm water into it.
Using electric hand mixer with dough hook attachment start to mix slowly and increase speed gradually. When the mixture is roughly mixed, add the oil and knead them until you get the soft dough.
Turn the dough out to floured surface and shape the dough into a soft round ball.
Leave the dough to proof for an hour in a bowl, lightly coated with oil.
Divide the dough into two equal sized balls. Shape them into a ball and roll into a circle of 1 ~ 2cm thickness with rolling pin. Prick the pizza base with fork.
Spread half the amount of topping on each pizza. Spread the tomato puree on the pizza base, leaving 1~2cm around the base.
Arrange the chorizo slices, followed by Mozzarella slices, olives and peppers.
Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 180C (fan oven) in a preheated oven for 12~15 min or until the base looks golden brown.

Its heavenly, the bread itself is prefectly cooked. The chorizo & Mozzarella topping is delicious, with crunchiness from pepper and intense taste from olives.