We have seen many places how to make pizza pastry but most of the times a ready made dough is used. This recipe is a guide on how to make your own fluffy yet crispy and flaky pastry dough. I will also share on how I added more flavour to the entire pastry.
2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon soya sauce
1 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon quick-rising yeast
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
some small butter chunks
Please check (Measurements)
Process for the dough : Mix 2 cup of flour with yeast, salt, vinegar and butter. Warm the milk and dissolve the sugar in it. Add to the flour and knead into a soft dough. If the dough is very sticky then sprinkle some more flour but not too much. Keep aside the dough for 1 hour covered with a wet cloth.
Once the dough rises, take equal portions and brush little oil on each of them . Roll all the portions in equal circular shape with the help of a rolling pin (nearly 7-inches diameter and less than 1/2 inch thickness but not too thin).Line baking sheet with parchment paper and place them an equal distance apart.
Freeze the prepared pastry sheet for 30 minutes.
(The prepared pastry sheet if kept for longer time might get too much hard that means you will have to allow it to thaw for few minute so 30 minutes time is best for the dough to get cold and little hard.)
Preheat the oven on 350F.
Once you remove the pastry sheets out, spread the ketchup, soy sauce, oregano and butter on one pastry sheet. Add grated cheese, butter chunks and the cover with another pastry sheet. sprinkle some cheese on the top too
Put a 3-inch diameter cup in between and cut them similar to the image. Remove the cup,twist and turn all the divided parts gently. Bake the pastry for 15-20 minutes. Remove it out, brush some butter and it’s ready to serve.