Pizza Al Tegame August 6, 2008Posted by live2cook in Cherishing Dinners, Flat and Fried Breads.
Tags: Non yeast stove top pizza
“Mommy! shall we go to Pizza hunt?”, asked my little kid. It is his way of calling “Pizza hut”.
“No honey! not today”, replied me.
Eating out is a luxury and not a necessity is my point and I want him to learn that. Unless its a special occasion, he will get “no” as an answer always. I don’t know whether he understands my views or not.
“Shall we make pizza?”, asked him next.
Thinking, “Oh! For the goodness sake, I don’t keep any ready made dinner helpers at home”, I replied to him, “Honey, it takes so much time to make pizza. Can we make it this weekend?”.
Though he agrees and we make pizza on weekends, I was on a recipe hunt to make these “Pizza hunt” moments more fun. I almost screamed when I came across the recipe for “Pizza Al Tegame” in the book “Vegetarian Dishes from around the world” by Rose Elliot. This is a non yeast pizza recipe that can be made in half hour.
2 Cups whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp oil
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6-8 Tbsp Cold Water
Your favorite sauce and toppings
1. Mix the flour, baking powder,oil and salt. Knead to a soft but not sticky dough using the water. Add more water if needed. Allow to rest until you prepare the toppings.
2. Divide the dough and shape into 8 inch circle.
3. Heat a cast iron griddle or pan and coat with oil for shallow frying.
4. Place one circle of dough and allow it to brown on one side.
5. When browned, flip carefully and allow the other side to brown.
6. When both sides are browned enough, spread the sauce and add the toppings.
7. If topping with cheese, the recipe asked to finish the pizza by melting the cheese in oven or a broiler. But I tried a different approach which succeeded without the need for an oven.
8. Heat a griddle or cast iron lid that will cover the griddle or the pan that has the pizza.
9. Cover the pan with the heated griddle and keep on heat. Reduce the heat and allow 2-3 minutes. The cheese will melt perfectly.
10. Slice and serve.
We enjoyed the pizza making a lot. My son helped me with such an involvement that for once he forgot his Thomas trains :)
When we finished shaping the pizza , he expected that I was going to put it in the oven . But I didn’t. He asked me pointing at the oven,” Mommy ! are we not putting it in there?”.
“No, Honey!”, I replied.
“But, Why?”, He asked.
“Well! hmmmm…..”, I stopped to find a reason.
“Its for the computer, Right Mommy?”, asked him. :)
Well! he understands me and my actions. Doesn’t he? :D
This is my entry for the “A.W.E.D – Italian” Event hosted by DK.