Monday, October 18, 2010

Crispy Pizza With Homemade Ricotta Cheese & Pesto

The first thing I wanted to try with my homemade ricotta cheese is this healthy rustic looking pizza. With very light and simple topping! I have yet tried anything with pesto before. So, this is my first attempt and I am loving it. I should have try more recipes with pesto sauce after this. Guess, what's in my mind right now? Mint Pesto! ^_^

Ingredients for Cilantro Pesto :
1 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp roasted ground hazelnut
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tspn salt
2 tbsp chopped garlic
(blend all ingredients together untill well mixed)

Ingredients for Pizza Dough :
400gm bread flour
100gm all purpose flour
1/2 tbsp yeast
2 tspn sugar
1 tspn salt
320ml water
30ml corn oil

Method :
Combine all ingredients together to form a soft dough. Knead untill smooth & springy. Then place dough to a large floured-dusted bowl, and sprinkle some flour over the dough. Keep the container covered and leave aside for an hour or untill dough has doubled in size.
Then remove dough from container and knead the dough lightly. Divide dough into 4 portion and wrap with plastic sheet separately. And I only use one portion for this mini size pesto pizza.

(1) divide one portion of the dough into 4 mini size dough.
(2) flatten and place it to oil coated baking tray, leave aside for 15mins.
(3) spread on pesto sauce, follow by chopped sausage and then cover with sliced tomatoes.
(4) add in homemade ricotta cheese and top with shredded mozzarella cheese & sprinkle a dash of crashed black peppercorn.
(5) Bake at 230'c for about 10-15mins or untill brown.

The pesto sauce smell terrific! Oh.... can't wait to take a bite on it.

I think the tomato slices work so well with pesto and the cheese. And the addition of chopped sausage in the middle just about the right amount to flavour up the whole thing. Absolutely marvellous! From top to bottom, everything homemade. And I'm proud to feed my kids with these. Enjoy and remember to have fun!


Suhaina said...

wow.. the pizza is making me drool... everything homemade..sounds interesting.. Pizza has come out so perfectly... I too made hawaiaan pizza yesterday , may be will try ur pizza next week.

penny aka jeroxie said...

K... Im making pizza this weekend! YUMMM

Jet said...

Everything is homemade! That only makes it more satisfying.
They look so good...makes me hungry again.

Wai Kitt said...

I love pizza! And your idea are so good! Thanks for the recipes!

Alice Law said...

Mint pesto?! I have yet trying this at any pizza outlet, really tempted to have one of your pizza now!

Von said...

Mmmm...the pizza base looks very very crispy!! And the pizza looks really really yummy- and this pizza sure sounds fun to make!!

Blackswan said...

Oooooo, looks so good! When can I try your baking?? Hahaha!

Bo said...

Kristy I need you here so you can make pizza for me...I love that you used cilantro pesto...I had a pizza with that on it and loved it...It was a frozen pizza...nothing like your total scrath made one.

MaryMoh said...

Oh wow...that's seriously delicious...everything homemade! I just love it...yum. Wish I can have a piece. Looks like I have to make myself :P

Elin said...

Mmmmmm salivating now ! Gosh the pesto looks delish with the ricotta cheese. Great for kids too. You are a great Momsie :)

The Mint Pesto can go well with pasta...mmmm waiting for your mint pesto recipe :)

Belinda @zomppa said...

That cilantro pesto! What a great complement to your ricotta.

Lyndsey said...

Kristy what a beautiful pizza! I love that you made everything homemade. Did you grow the tomatoes? Hehe! Funny I made pesto this weekend too. The dish that I made with it the photos are not that good. (you know it was late and everyone wanted to eat so rush the pics) Looking forward to your riccata post! Have a good evening!

Fimère said...

je n'ai jamais essayé la pizza avec le pistou, mais la tienne me donne envie d'y goûter
ça doit être excellent, je note
bonne journée

My Little Space said...

Suhaina : Glad you like it too! Hope you will enjoy the recipe.

Penny : haha... ah... craving for one!

Jet : Isn't it nice when you have everything homemade except mozzarella cheese.

WaiKitt : You're welcome and thank you for your kind comment. Hope you will enjoy the recipe.

Alice : haha... maybe it's not so popular here in M'sia!

Von : Thank you and hope you will enjoy the recipe. All the best!

Shirley : Aarrrr... maybe one day! haha....

Bo : No porblem, I'm coming over! haha... Na... just kidding!

MaryMoh : Do you have any other choices??? haha.... Maybe buy one!

Elin : Frankly, I was pretty surprise my kids are LOVING it and is asking for more. haha... Normally, they both hate green stuffs. I don't expect they'll like it. I'm so glad they're starting to love green food. ^_^

Belinda : Yeah, I was amazed by the pesto itself. Very flavourful!

Lyndz : Yeah, you're right! haha... Except I don't plant them myself. The weather here is very heaty lately and all my plants already dried up. My poor orchids are almost gone! I am so sad! =o(

Fimere : Merci, I'm glad you're loving it! Enjoy.

Thank you everyone for visiting and spending your time here with me today. As always, you all make me smile! I am loving this pizza very much and hope you will love it too. So, enjoy and have fun.

Have a fabulous day!

Cheers, Kristy

myfrenchkitchen said...

Every time I see you header, I have to smile!
This looks so is just perfect for a Friday evening...a good movie..or front of the fire...sigh!

Jeannie said...

I just had pizza lastnight, and I am still wanting more! Great idea to put pesto in place of tomato paste. Looks delicious!

lena said...

you made the pesto yourself? wow, pesto and ricotta sounded so must be really good..wish i cld just have a bite now!

Emily Malloy said...

This looks absolutely incredible! It must just melt in your mouth!

Anncoo said...

Kristy, I am always amazed by your new creations looks so yummy! Tell me what you cannot do... ;DD

Heavenly Housewife said...

This looks wonderful. One day I really want to try making pizza from scratch too.
*kisses* HH

pigpigscorner said...

Love pesto, it's so versatile!

cleffairy said...

I just had pizza the other day. My friend treat me to it. LOL... now you're making me drool for it. =.=

elra said...

Truly delightful, especially using your own cheese !

Jay said...

super tempting recipe Mary...makes me drooooooool

Tasty Appetite

Cooking Gallery said...

This sounds wonderful and totally delicious...! Ricotta cheese with pesto and pizza...Hmmm...I can even smell it here. Thanks for sharing :).

Julie said...

Wow, I'm so impressed that you made your own ricotta! The pizza looks just divine :)

tigerfish said...

I am so hungry now. Can I have a slice...or two? :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

any pizza left for me, it look so delicious !

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Kristy, you nvr fail to impress me, can pass me some, I am hungry now!

Peanutts said...

oooooooh cilantro pesto , must give that a try, looks delicious

Priscilla said...

who doesn't love pizza?

The crust looks so light abd soft, next time i make pizza dough I'm using your recipe!

Have a great day!

Reeni said...

Your pizza look so delicious Kristy! Especially with your homemade ricotta making them extra special!

Barbara said...

I made my own ricotta cheese recently and was amazed at how simple it was! Never thought to try it on a pizza though. What a great idea, Kristy. This really looks good!

Brownieville Girl said...

These could just be the nicest pizzas I have ever seen!!

Little Inbox said...

I'm so impressed by your "everything home made" pizza. Great job!

MacKenzie @ Fighting the Pudge said...

Kristy, you rule yet again :) Love this pizza idea ... totally trying this!

Cheah said...

Thumbs up, Kristy. Trust you to come up with fantastic combo!

Angeline@安琪琳 said...

I plan to make pizza..but till now stil dun have that lil time to bake it. Guess ended up at Pizza hut! Lol

☺lani☺ said...

I'm gonna love this, I also make my own ricotta cheese and I love it. Thanks for the bday greetings, Cheers!

My Little Space said...

Ronelle : Thank you! Glad you like it too. Glad to see you around.

Jeannie : Thanks!

Lena : Oh my, what a compliment! I hope I am as delicious as you mentioned! HAHAHA....

Emily : I think the pesto goes so well with the pizza.

Ann : Thank you for your nice comment! I am really appreciate it.

HH : I am waiting!

Pigpigcorner : Yes, it is!

Cleffairy : Haha... you should make one! It's cheaper.

Elra : Thank you very much, Kakak!

Jay : Thanks alot!

Cooking Gallery : Oh yes, really fragrant!

Julie : Thanks! And glad to see around.

Tigerfish : You're always welcome!

Sonia : I'm sorry! Have to wait for the 2nd batch. hehe...

Jess : Next round, OK! haha...

Peanutts : Hope you will like it!

Priscilla : All the best!

Reeni : Thank you!

Barbara : Isn't it cheese making easy!

Browneville : Thank you so much for your nice comment. Hope you will like it!

Little Inbox : Thank alot!

Mac : Welcome back! Glad to see you.

Cheah : Thanks!

Angeline : Faster & hassle free, right!

lani : you're welcome. Hope you will like it too!

Thanks alot for visiting and spending your time here with me. Glad that you like this recipe too. Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Cheers, Kristy

Pegasuslegend said...

I will be diffinitely trying these Kristy...lovely. Not sure you were able to stop by and check out my list...I got that idea from you however I dont know how to link latest post love how you did yours years ago thank you for the idea

Martha (MM) said...

You have no idea how bad I want this right now!

Shirley said...

Am sure my kids would love to live in your house!

Beth said...

What a great looking pizza! I am so impressed with your homemade ricotta!

Deeba PAB said...

Home made ricotta is right up my street. What a yum pizza!

Otehlia said...

Looks great! I love mini pizzas. And with homemade ricotta, they must be so delicious!

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