Have you ever bought pizza that just did not hit the spot? Some restaurants in Kampala really have great pizza but the problem is they are inconsistent. You just have to be lucky to always find the best pizza at your favourite joint. However, the best way to make sure you always have what you enjoy is to make it yourself. Try Ms Nanyonjo’s simple and easy way to make yourself and your family a delicious and nutritious pizza in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Let’s get cooking
What you will need
– Flour 400g
– Yeast 10g
– Minced meat 500g
– 1 cup grated carrots
– 1 cup green pepper
– Garlic, onions, coriander, spices
– 1 teaspoon sugar
Put yeast in a plastic cup, with sugar, add warm water (half way), stir and cover with cloth, for the yeast to rise.
Sieve flour with two teaspoons of salt, add two teaspoons of oil, water and knead into dough. Knead for three minutes put the dough in a dish or saucepan, cover dish with a wet clean cloth and place near a source of heat or in a warm place(or warm oven 100°C).. Leave dough to rise for 30 minutes.
As dough is rising, strain out water from the minced meat, add oil, all vegetables, spices and stir. (Make sure there is no gravy).
Put minced meat in a saucepan, pour water and salt and leave it to boil.
Get dough out, after it has doubled in size, divide it into two for easy handling. Smear oil onto your baking tray. Roll out half of the dough into a round shape, lift and place it on the tray, smear oil onto the dough.
Cut it into triangles, grate cheese aside and sprinkle onto the dough.
Put tomato paste minced meat
Cut more tomatoes, onions, carrots and sprinkle on top of the minced meat. Lastly, grate more cheese on top.
Bake in a preheated oven (180°C) for 45 minutes or until the crust starts to brown.
When ready, enjoy with family and friends.
Written by Mary Jackie Nanyonjo
Ms Nanyonjo is a professional dietitian and a foodie.