Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pizza from Scratch

I researched on the internet how to make Pizza from scratch and combined the different recipes I found online.

Pizza Sauce

1 T. Olive oil

1 small white onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 400-gram can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hands in a ceramic bowl

1/2 tsp. dried oregano or pizza seasoning

2 pcs. Basil leaves or 1/2 t. Dried basil leaves

1 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper

1-2 tsps. Sugar

Sauté onion in oil until transparent. Add the garlic, continue sautéing for a minute more.

Add the crushed whole tomatoes and the rest of the seasonings. When it boils, lower heat and simmer for 45 minutes stirring every 5 minutes.

Pizza Crust

1 3/4 C. Bread flour

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 C. Lukewarm water

1 tsp. instant dried yeast

1/4 tsp. sugar

Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl.

Dissolve the sugar and yeast in water and let it stand for 5 minutes.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour the yeast mixture into it. Mix using a spatula or wooden spoon.

Knead with the dough hook attachment of the Kitchen Aid for 5 minutes.

Turn onto a clean surface.

Dust with flour. Roll out dough with a rolling pin.

It makes 1 big rectangle or 2 round crusts.

Spread the pizza sauce.


8 oz. Mozzarella, grated

1/2 C. Parmesan cheese, grated

Top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Choose any topping you like.

I made my pizza half Shrimp and Garlic and the other half, bacon.

Bake in a pre-heated 450-425 oven for 12 to 15 minutes. I read online that in the absence of a pizza stone, one can use a Silpat mat instead.

It was a huge pizza!

I let everybody try it! Sophie said it tasted like Yellow Cab Pizza. My Kuya liked it! I haven't heard yet from PD. The helpers said it was good.

I am glad my experiment turned out well. Do I plan to make again?

Why not! My only problem was it took me almost an hour to reach the right electric oven temperature.


I baked Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans this afternoon.


Hermie is back already from her vacation and look at the pasalubong she gave me!

Native garlic! Ampao! Bukayo! Batwan.

She said she will report back to work on May 1. Good thing I hired temporary help for summer.

The Wriggly Chronicles

Say HI to Sabrina!

Another one of Wriggly's housemate. She was born upstairs!


  1. Your pizza and cookies look yum! Sabrina is cute! How old is she? Why was she named Sabrina? I hope she, Wriggly and Lizzy are getting along.

  2. Hi Vicky! I think Sabrina is about 2 years old. Wriggly and Sabrina are getting along well but Lizzy would bark at her sometimes.
    Sabrina, one of the Charlie's Angels. She used to have 2 more siblings but they died. It was Jing who gave the name.