Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pizza Classica - Classic Pizza

Growing up is always a tumultuous time... but I think two of the things that got me through the earlypre- teen years was Bruce Springsteen and Mum's yummy pizza on Saturday nights!  It was always such a treat for friends to come over and enjoy freshly cooked pizza from the oven with yummy salads and if we were lucky maybe a dozen empanadas!  I was lucky that mum was a huge Springsteen fan - I think I received far less treats when I moved onto Nick Cave about ten years later ;)

Pizza is one of those great classic recipes that should be a part of your cooking repertoire!  The great thing is that once you get the base perfect... the toppings are endless... and it can be whipped up so quickly... always a favourite!  There are a myriad of pizza recipes out there - this is probably the simplest I've come across and still used in my family today...


  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 3/4 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tomatoes (take out the seeds) and finely chop
  • Mozzarella cheese (whole - sliced peices)
  • Green Olives
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Oil

Preheat your oven to high - around 220 degrees

Put the flour and water into a bowl and mix with your hands until a soft dough is made (if your mixture is too dry carefully add water until soft dough like).

Grab a pizza baking dish and line well with oil.  Extend the dough evenly across the baking dish.  Spread the onions, tomato and oregano evenly over the dough.  Salt to taste.

Sprinkle some oil over the top of the pizza.  Place in the oven for 20mins. 

Take out of the oven and place the sliced mozzarella cheese over the top of the pizza place the olives on top of the cheese.  Place back in the oven until the cheese is melted.  Take out of the pizza dish and cut the pizza slices!

You can of course add all sorts of toppings, far too many to list here... so experiment with your favourites - you can make endless different pizzas!

You can see the live recipe at Cocina de Mama's YouTube channel.

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!

1 comment:

  1. Yummmmm - I love pizza and Springsteen is not too bad either. Nice pic Teesh.


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