Handmade Matcha Pizza

Matcha naturally interferes with yeast, so this Matcha Pizza recipe calls for more yeast than a standard pizza recipe.

Try making this with friends and loved ones!

Makes 2 pizzas.

An original recipe prepared for us by Aiya Japan.


    Pizza Dough

    • 2 Tbsp Aiya Culinary Grade Matcha
    • 1 ½ cups bread flour 
    • ½ cup cake flour 
    • 2 tsp dry yeast 
    • ½ tsp salt 
    • 4 oz lukewarm water 
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil

    Tomato Sauce

    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tomatoes
    • ¼ onion
    • 1 clove garlic
    • ¼ cup soup


    • ½ cup shredded mozarella
    • 1 tomato
    • Basil (optional)
    • Anchovies (optional)


    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°F oven for about 10 minutes.

    Tip: Bread dough isn’t too temperamental so you don’t need to worry too much about how long you let it rise.


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