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Matcha recipes: Handmade Matcha Pizza

Matcha recipes: Handmade Matcha Pizza: Matcha naturally interferes with yeast so this recipe calls for a more yeast than a standard pizza recipe. For fun, try making our Handmade Matcha Pizza with a loved one the next time you have some free time!

[Serves 2]

[Ingredients]

For the Pizza Dough:

Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha............ 2 tbsp
Bread Flour......................................... 1 ½ cups
Cake Flour.......................................... ½ cup
Dry Yeast............................................ 2 tsp
Salt......................................................  ½ tsp
Lukewarm Water.............................. 4 oz
Olive Oil.............................................. 2 tbsp 

                                                                            For the Tomato Sauce:

                                                                            Olive Oil.............................................. 1 tbsp
                                                                            Tomato............................................... 3 tomatoes
                                                                            Onion.................................................. ¼ onion
                                                                            Garlic.................................................. 1 clove
                                                                            Soup..................................................  ¼ cup

                                                                           Toppings:

                                                                           Shredded Mozzarella........................ ½ cup
                                                                           Tomato............................................... 1 tomato
                                                                           Basil.................................................... as desired
                                                                           Anchovies........................................... as desired

Tip: Bread dough isn’t too temperamental so you don’t need to worry too much about how long you let it rise.
Note: Feel free to be creative with your pizza toppings; use whatever you like!  Also, feel free to change the amount of cheese.  This recipe was made with a standard ¼ cup per serving volume in mind.

[Directions]

  1. Sift all the dry ingredients except for the yeast together and set aside.
  2. Add the yeast to the sifted ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add the lukewarm water and olive oil and knead together until it forms a smooth dough.
  4. Lightly coat a bowl with vegetable oil, form the dough into a ball, place in the bowl, and cover.  All the dough to rise until it is about 3 times its size.
  5. Mince the garlic and chop the onion and then saute in a pot with the olive oil.
  6. Boil some water in a separate pot and make X-shaped slices into the top and bottom of the tomatoes.
  7. Lightly boil the tomatoes until the skin begin to wrinkle.
  8. Transfer to an ice bath to cool them and then carefully peel away the skin of the tomatoes.  Chop them.
  9. Add the tomatoes to the onions and garlic and then pour in the soup.  Simmer together.
  10. Split the pizza dough into two and roll each out into a circle to your desired thickness.
  11. Put sauce, mozzarella, basil, anchovies, and whatever toppings you want on your pizza.
  12. Bake in a 400 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes.

 

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