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First Successful Pizza

Steve H's picture
Steve H

First Successful Pizza

xaipete's picture

Looks nice, Steve. Broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, fresh mozzarella? Tell us something about this delicious pizza.


Steve H's picture
Steve H


Thanks for the compliments.  Your toppings analysis was very close!

I used this recipe for the crust, just a basic dough:

3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons yeast
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt


Oh yeah, and i threw in some whole flax seeds into the dough for flavor.

Let it rise for only about 50 minutes, then prebaked it on a stone for 3 minutes at 550F.

Rubbed it with olive oil, and topped it with sauce.  The sauce was just a can of diced tomatoes (drained) in a blender with a tablespoon of oregano, two to three tablespoons of dry red pepper, a few cloves of garlic, and a tablespoon of oil.  This made for a spicy sauce.

The toppings were fresh mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, chopped broccoli, and regular yellow onions.  There was also a bit of extra sauce that I threw on top of everything.

Back into the oven at 550F for 7 minutes.

The crust was very thick and two slices of this pizza was rather filling.

xaipete's picture

Thanks, Steve. I could see the onions but wasn't sure whether they were red, yellow, or sweet. I love thyoure use of broccoli. I'll have to try that on my next pizza.


Nomadcruiser53's picture

What crust did you use?

SylviaH's picture

Great looking pizza for a first won't be a last!


hsmum's picture

Wow, that looks absolutely delicious.