GUEST POST : PIZZA IN A CUP

Read the other three Guest Posts on the blog – Maggi with a Twist ! , Mini Chocolate Cheesecake and Cauliflower Fritters.

It’s almost New Year – a time to celebrate.  And no celebration is complete without delightful treats !! Speaking of treats, Pizza has always been one of my favourites. This time though, I wanted to try making Pizza from scratch. So I decided to give it a new look. I tried them for the first time and they turned out quite nice. It’s something which I’d make and eat again and again and again !

I would love to take this opportunity and share this recipe with you all. The recipe is as follows:

Pizza Cups (Makes: 7, Preparation Time: 1 hour, Cooking time: 30 minutes)

For the base

1 Cup Refined Flour

1 tsp Yeast Powder

1 tsp Sugar

1/8 cup lukewarm water

½ teaspoon Salt

1 tbsp Refined Oil

Method:

  • Take lukewarm water and add yeast powder and sugar to it. Sprinkle a little refined flour over the mixture. Set it aside for a while to activate.
  • In the meantime mix salt with your Refined Flour.
  • When the yeast rises, add it to the flour and knead it into a soft dough by adding water. Also keep adding refined oil little by little to the dough. Cover it with a moist muslin cloth and let it rest in a warm place until your dough doubles in size. Best place is to keep it in the microwave. It usually takes about 40 minutes for it to double in size.
  • Take it out and knead it again slightly and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Now, sprinkle some refined flour on a flat surface and with the help of a rolling pin roll the dough and cut in into 7 small circles. They  should be about 3-5 mm thick.

Tip: Do not use hot water for the yeast otherwise it will die and will be of no use.

For the Sauce

2 finely chopped tomatoes

1 finely chopped onion

3-4 cloves of finely chopped garlic

1 deseeded green chilli finely chopped

1 tbsp tomato ketchup

½ tsp sugar

1 tbsp Olive Oil

Salt to taste

Method:

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add in garlic, onion and green chilli. Sauté, until onions become soft and transparent. You can add a little salt to quicken the process.
  • Next, add in chopped tomatoes, sugar and tomato ketchup. Cook until tomatoes soften up.

For the Filling

1 chopped Tomato (Remove the centre so that you don’t have a gooey filling)

1 chopped Onion

1 chopped Capsicum

3-4 sliced Olives

Mozzarella Cheese

Method:

  • Add tomato, onion and capsicum in a bowl along with grated Mozzarella Cheese and mix well. (You can substitute this with a filling of your choice)

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For the Pizza Cups

  • Pre-heat the oven at 200 degrees centigrade for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare the muffin tray. Brush it well with Olive Oil (So that the crust becomes crisp).
  • Place the dough circles as shown in the picture above.
  • With the help of a spoon spread your sauce all around the base and place the filling.
  • Top it with some more Mozzarella Cheese and Sliced Olives.
  • Place it in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 250 degrees centigrade and serve.

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*Drumroll* Tadaa …Care for a Pizza Slice anyone ?? Oh wait sorry. It’s a Pizza Cup 🙂

Photo Credit : Pridhi

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