We’ve been living in the Philippines for a long time now, and we’ve been longing for a good pizza for that long too. I have been trying to make pizza since learning how to cook. I made some that it tasted good and some just okay. We like our pizza to be super thin crust. Our kids like to helped out putting the toppings too. In our household we all like meat toppings like pepperoni, ham, sausages, salami and others. Some of us like Hawaiian pizza, I like the pineapple a lot on the pizza.
A few weeks ago I saw a cooking show of Jaime Oliver cooking a pizza in just 30 minutes. Wow, that sounds great and quick too. As I was watching I told Bob we can do that. It was a simple recipe. Almost all of the ingredients were readily available here. The only ingredients I am having a hard time finding was the self rising flour. I went to every mall and baker’s shop here in Davao. Well it well worked with flour and the yeast anyway. For now I got a solution for my dough I have our bread machine to do all of that. I just slap all the ingredients in the bread machine and in no time I have my dough ready to go. Before rolling the dough turn your oven all the way and turn down the temperature a little before putting the pizza inside.
When the dough was ready, just roll it with the rolling pin and make the shape that will fit in a frying pan. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil in the pan, then put the pizza dough in the pan. Put pizza sauce (I use del monte pizza pre made sauce already, if you have sauce of your own you can use that) on top of your dough, then put chunks of mozzarilla cheese, fresh basil leaves, anise seeds, salami, ham and grated parmesan cheese and drizzle a small amount of olive oil. Turn on your stove in medium heat and put the pan with your pizza. Let it cook until the dough turn brown on the bottom, and put in the oven with the pan and cook more until the cheese and the crust turned brown. When the pizza were cooked already it will shaped like the pan. The crust was so crunchy and yummy.
The pizza really is a big hit in our household. The kids will not mind to have pizza 3-4 times a week. They love it. They also like to help out on putting the toppings too. With the kids pizza, basil was not included. They just don’t like the tastes of it. But with our pizza we like to put basil and anise seeds on top. The one with the breakfast sausage, salami and ham really did taste very good. I had to make few batches with our oven I will just put 2 pans inside. Really I can put more pan but the cooking will take longer. Its a time consuming.
You can share your pizza recipe here. We will gladly try your recipe.
Have fun eating!