[RECIPE] Pizza Burger / The Basics


 

This is the recipe for S01E05, Pizza Burger.

SAUCE

Ingredients (makes 450g of sauce)

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 400 g of tinned plum tomatoes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Method

  1. Put saucepan on a medium heat, add the olive oil and butter and allow it to melt. Now add the chopped onions and garlic and stir. Let it cook down for 3-4 minutes until the onions are soft and transparent.

  2. Add rest of ingredients to the saucepan, add the tomatoes, oregano, basil and tomato puree. Season with a little salt and pepper and stir well. Bring the sauce to a boil and turn the heat down to a simmer. Allow it to cook for 20 minutes.

  3. Allow the sauce to cool before using. This sauce can be stored in a container for a week in the fridge.


DOUGH

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

Method

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.

  2. Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.

  3. Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour.

  4. Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out. Use for your favorite pizza recipe.

  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.

  6. Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  7. Go fight some crime.

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