My Naija Pizza

Hi guys, how are you all doing today? I have been wanting to make pizza for a long time, but my friend Adura will frown at it. So I put it on hold for 8 months. Yep that long πŸ˜‚. 

I have had to make lifestyle changes and the results are amazing. I am loving my new look. Anyways before I digressed, lol. I initially wanted to make a general pizza, but then I thought, surely I can make a Nigerian pizza using all our spices. I have had a huge success with my steak. Oh have you tried that yet? You should, it will blow your socks off.

I thought about it really had and made up a nice pizza combo that we can all enjoy anytime, without the worry of not having the ingredients. It’s readily available.

My pizza dough, is a mixture of various recipes. I have searched hard and wide for a perfect pizza dough, and I must admit, I was glad this one is a winner. I am really excited to share it with you all.

Ok let’s get started shall we πŸ™‚

INGREDIENTS: for Dough
3 and 1/2 cup of Flour
1 and 1/3 cup of warm water
2 tablespoons of Olive oil
3/4 teaspoon of Salt
1 tablespoon of Sugar
2 and 1/4 teaspoon of Yeast

Ata din din sauce
2 large Tatashe
2 Rodo (Habenero peppers)
1 medium sized Onions
1/2 a cup of Oil

TOPPINGS
Sliced beef
Sliced chicken
Shaki (lol yes o)
Uziza spice
Peppersoup spice
Ata gig be (dry pepper)
Knorr cube

Prep time: 2 hours
Cooking time: 45 minutes(30 minutes to preheat the oven, 15 minutes to bake)
Total time: 2 hours: 45minutes

Before you begin. Please read my notes. It is very very important

1: always proof your yeast. Don’t cut corners
2: start preparing your toppings 50 minutes before the dough is due to finish rising
3: pre heat your oven 30 minutes prior to baking

Method: Dough

First of all proof the yeast: add the yeast to a large bowl, pour in the warm water and sugar. Whisk and allow to proof for 5 minutes

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Next sift the flour to get rid of clumps.

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After the yeast has proven (see picture)

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Add the olive oil, salt and finally the flour. Add the flour gradually and mix until well incorporated.

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Remove from the bowl and knead for 7 minutes. Yes you must do this for the dough to come out nicely and fluffy after asking or else the bread part will be hard and up chewable.

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See picture of me kneading.

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After kneading, put the dough in a bowl that has already been lightly greased with olive oil. Roll the dough in it, doth at all of the dough is lightly covered in olive oil.

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Wrap cling film around the bowl and secure tightly. Put the bowl in a warm place to allow it to rise. Allow to rise for 1hour 30 minutes

1 hour: 25 before the dough rises: ATA DIN DIN

Whilst the dough is rising, blend the pepper. Blend the onions separately.

Next, Pour both blended liquids into a medium sized bowl and cook until the water dries up. (20 minutes)

Next add the oil. The reason I didn’t add the oil before is because I wanted the sauce to cook and gather its own taste, before the addition of oil. The sauce for pizza is very distinct and I wanted to do that with our own sauce.

Allow to fry, I used a little oil, as the sauce doesn’t need a lot of oil, it’s just for the taste and texture. (10 minutes)

Finally add the tomato purΓ©e, mix well and cook until both has been well incorporated. (5 minutes)

Set aside.

50 minutes before the dough rises 

TOPPINGS:

Mix all the spices together, dry pepper and knorr cube. (Careful, you may sneeze at some point here. The uziza may cause that, so be prepared 😊)

Slice the chicken and uncooked beef.

Next mix them separately as they both need different cooking times.

Heat up one tablespoon of oil, add the chicken and seal until both sides has been cooked. Remove from the frying pan and set aside. Cook for 5 minutes.

Next fry the beef. Fry it for longer. Add one tablespoon of water after adding the beef. This will allow better cooking. Reduce the heat and cook for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, remove does the heat and set aside.

Chop the peppers and slice a few of them. We that aside. Now that all the things are done, you are almost ready.

Now preheat your oven for 30 minutes

Back to the dough. Once it’s risen, punch the air out.

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Divide the dough into two. brush the other one lightly in olive oil, put it in a plastic bag (nylon bag) and freeze. It will keep for 3 months.

Put the other one back in a bowl and cover for another 15 minutes. This is important. Please do not skip.

In the meantime, put baking paper on the tray you intend to use to bake the pizza. This is so that the pizza will not stick to the bottom of the tray.

After 15 minutes. Remove from the bowl, place it in the tray and start spreading until you get a round shape. See pictures.

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Make sure you lift the edges in order to secure the toppings

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Add the ata din din sauce. Spread it around evenly and generously.

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Next add the chicken, beef and skaki.

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Finally add the sautΓ©ed peppers.

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Sprinkle some cheese on it. But it’s optional.

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Check that your oven has been heating  up for 30 minutes, if not wait until it hits 30 minutes.

Place it in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

All done.

Now enjoy your Pizza. Yum yum yum!

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I will see you all in my next post

Love Duchess O

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