Pizza Base (Wheat)

As a foodie I'm always on the look out for new recipe & inspired by my family members, friends or food bloggers around me. The other day I was chatting with my cousin who inspired me to make pizza base at home. She mentioned she always makes pizza base at home & it doesn't take much time to make them as its an easy process. I was always reluctant in giving it a try as I was quite skeptical about working with yeast. Finally I decided to give it a try & bake pizza base at home but I was running out of self raising flour, so I decided to make the base with wheat flour.
My verdict- The pizza base turned out exactly similar to the one we buy it from local bakeries or shops. My son who loves cooking helped me in making the base, it was a fun activity for him.
As per the measurements mentioned below you can make 10 mini pizza base of
¼" thickness 
Recipe adapted from WikiHow (with some changes)
Home made mini Pizza with Wheat flour
Ingredients
  1. ¾ cup warm water

  2. 1 tsp active dry yeast
  3. 1½ cup wheat flour + some more for kneading & rolling the base
  4. 1 tbsp olive oil
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 2 tsp sugar
Method
  1. In the large bowl add the warm water, add the yeast & sugar, give it a quick stir and let it sit aside for 5-10 minutes until the yeast is activated & turns into a foam on the top of the water. then add the salt & oil. 
  2. Gradually add the wheat flour as you stir the mixture simultaneously, when the mixture becomes too thick to stir you will know you have added enough flour.
  3. Knead the dough- sprinkle some flour over the kitchen top & knead the flour by adding more flour to make a dough which is not very moist or sticky. Gather the dough, press it with the help of the heels of your hands firmly, pushing forward lightly, the dough should resemble a chappati dough.
  4. Cover the dough with cling film and let it rise up for 1 hour at room temperature. After an hour the dough must have doubled in size. punch down the dough to remove air and knead it well.
  5. sprinkle some flour on the kitchen top & using a rolling pin form a circle of ¼" thickness. I used a circular bowl with sharp edge to make mini pizza base. Prick each pizza base with a fork
  6. preheat the microwave at 180°C and bake the base for 8-10 minutes


    How to prepare Pizza Sauce & toppings?
    1. 4 medium size tomatoes (roughly chopped)
    2. 2 small onions (roughly chopped)
    3. 5 cloves of garlic (crushed)
    4. 1 tsp oil
    5. 1 tsp pepper
    6. salt as per taste
    7. 1 tsp oregano
    8. For toppings-
      chopped Mushrooms, onions, capcisum & grated cheese

    Method
    1. Heat oil in  a pan, add garlic, onion & tomatoes. When the onions turn transparent, turn off the gas and add pepper, salt & oregano. Grind the vegetables to a smooth paste to make pizza sauce.Adjust the salt & pepper as per your liking.
    2. You can add the pizza sauce & toppings along with the cheese over the mini pizza base (Refer to Method no 5 above) & bake it in the microwave at 180°C and bake the base for 15 minutes
      OR
    3. Prepare the pizza base, add the pizza sauce, toppings & cheese & grill it until cheese melts.

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