Recipes by Naima: Pizza

Dough ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yeast
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 3tbsp milk powder
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powdered
  • 1tsp baking powder

Fillings ingredients:

  • 400 grams Chicken breast( boneless, cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 cup tomato salt
  • 100 grams tomato paste
  • 400 grams grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tsp ginger(crushed)
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1tbsp of lemon juice.

Procedure

  1. Into a clean bowl, sieve the flour, add sugar, salt, yeast, baking powder, milk powder, and cinnamon powder…give it a good mix. Add half of the melted butter and continue mixing it well.
  2. Form a depression at the center of the bowl and gradually add the milk and start kneading to form dough.
  3. If the dough is not yet formed well…add a few tablespoons of water as you continue kneading to form a sticky and soft dough.
  4. Smear the remaining butter on the dough and cover the bowl with a clean cloth to allow the dough to rise for about 30 minutes.
  5. Into your favorite pan..add about 2tbsp of cooking oil.
  6. Pour the chicken breasts and add your spices; black pepper, garlic, ginger and curry powder.
  7. Stir well to mix in all the flavors, add about 1/2 cup water and salt and let it cook until the meat is tender and the water evaporated.
  8. Add the lemon juice and set off the flame to allow the chicken to cool.
  9. Check on the dough and deflate it then knead it to about 3 minutes.
  10. Cut the dough into 2 equal sizes and form balls.
  11. Cover the balls with a clean cloth and let it ride for another 15 minutes.
  12. Into another bowl, pour in the tomato paste and tomato sauce and stir.
  13. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  14. Grease your baking pan…of about 8 inches with butter and dust it with flour.
  15. Grease your fingers with oil and take one dough and stretch it on a clean surface with the tip of your fingers to about 1/2 inch thick ( do not roll it with a rolling pin).
  16. Place the stretched dough on the baking pan.
  17. Smear half the tomato paste mixture on the top of the dough.
  18. Place the chicken pieces around the pizza and add half the grated mozzarella cheese to cover the chicken pieces and the tomato paste mixture.
  19. Bake the pizza for about 20 minutes.
  20. Repeat the same process with the second dough to make the other pizza with the remaining fillings.
  21. Enjoy.

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