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Tuscany Pizza Recipe

Tuscany Pizza
How To Make Tuscany Pizza

About Tuscany Pizza Recipe: An authentic Tuscan pizza, complete with the flavours of jalapeno, tomato pilate, basil, mushrooms, bell pepper and olives besides oozing with mozzarela!

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 05 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of Tuscany Pizza

  • For making dough:
  • 1 kg maida
  • 10 gms salt
  • 10 gms sugar
  • 70 ml olive oil
  • 450 ml lukewarm water
  • For tomato sauce:
  • 3 kg tomato pilate
  • 20 gms garlic (peeled), chopped
  • 40 gms onion (peeled), chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 20 ml olive oil
  • to taste salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 50 gms basil leaves
  • For topping:
  • 5 gram bell pepper, julienne
  • 5 gram mushroom, sliced
  • 5 gram baby corn, sliced
  • 4 olives, sliced
  • 5 gram onion (peeled), sliced
  • 2 gram red jalapeno, sliced
  • 100 gms mozzarella (diced)

How to Make Tuscany Pizza

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Making the pizza dough:

In a large bowl mix together the water and yeast and then add sugar in it. Set aside and let the yeast activate.
Combine the flour with salt and olive oil in a different bowl.
Combine both the mixtures and knead the dough by hand until it forms a smooth dough. The dough will be soft and stretchy and no longer sticky.
Keep the dough in the deep bowl, and lightly apply a bit of olive oil all around the outside of the dough. This will keep it from sticking to the sides of the bowl once the dough proves and grows.
Cover loosely and let rest at room temperature for the dough to leaven.
Divide the pizza dough into 14 balls of equal weight.

Making the pizza sauce:

In a large sauce pan heat olive oil and add garlic. Sauté and stir till the garlic softens. Add onion and sauté.
Now add the pilate tomatoes, and mix well and let them cook.
Add salt and simmer until the tomatoes have completely cooked and the sauce has thickened.
Now blend the sauce and keep it again for cooking.
Add basil, oregano and freshly crushed black pepper and stir well.

Assembling and baking:

Preheat the oven to 250 C
Use a rolling pin to roll the dough ball. Roll the dough from the center towards the outer edges for the most even pizza dough.
Prick the dough with a pizza docker, this prevents the crust from puffing up when baking. Now brush the surface of the crust with olive oil.
Spread the tomato sauce on the pizza in a thin, even layer. Leave about an inch of dough around the outer edges free from sauce for a perfect pizza crust.
Top the sauce with mozzarella cheese.
Place the vegetables on top of the cheese, making sure to spread the toppings evenly.
Bake the veg pizza in the preheated oven for 5-7minutes, until the cheese melts and the crust is golden. Garnish with pesto sauce.
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