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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tuna Pizza

It was so hot yesterday and all I thought of was food. Maybe the heat made me hungry and bored.
And so I made a tuna pizza! I was inspired to blog about this after 2 food bloggers commented on my last post. ;-)

When I cook, I always play by my own rules. I make my own list of ingredients, and sometimes, my own measurements, so bear with me. Also, I got so excited because it would be the first time I will get to use my new (old) Cook's Notes. It's something I bought from Booksale over a month ago. It's a notebook, just that.


So here's what I made.
Presenting, my first attempt at pizza!

Tuna Pizza a la Simonette
 
Here's what you'll need (assuming you're also making one, haha!)

the dry ingredients

the wet ingredients


For the dough:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tbsp salt
80mL water
80mL fresh milk
1 tbsp cooking oil

Notice there's no yeast? I purposely used a recipe without yeast because we had none! haha :) Original recipe for the dough can be found at Easy Pizza Crusts.com. I just substituted the water with milk. Because I wanted to.

Never forget to pre-heat the oven. Set it to 400 degrees, according to the website. But I set mine to 395 degrees farenheit. Oil the pizza pan if you have one. In my case, I used our trusty Tefal pan.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Gradually stir in the liquids.
Knead the dough. Because I had no rolling pin, I used a tall glass to flatten the dough out. See how I tried to improvise on a lot of things for this recipe?


I rolled in the edges after flattening it out. I have read somewhere that this actually helps in keeping the toppings within the pizza.

For the topping, I used my imagination (or basically what was available at home).

- Hunt's tomato ketchup sachets which I got for free from McDonald's.
Here in the Philippines, you can just go to the counter and ask for more condiments. :) They give them to you in sachets. I know they don't do that in other countries.
- canned Tuna flakes in oil, drained
- a whole tomato, sliced
- a whole onion, sliced
- a clove of garlic, diced
- cheese, grated

Just layer and you're set for baking!
I placed the cheese inside the freezer so I had trouble holding it, it was soooo cold! Which explains why there isn't that much cheese on my pizza.


Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of your crust.

Serves about 2 people, depending on how hungry you are.
I could have finished this on my own but I saved some for my mother and brother.

The verdict.
I loved my pizza. I love pizza and I love tuna.
I should have made the crust thinner though, it would have been perfect for a thin-crust pizza.
My mother loved the crust, but hated the smell of tuna.
My brother said the crust should have been thinner, and less tomatoes and onion (he doesn't like them).
More cheese. I totally forgot about adding more before eating because I was too excited.
Eat while it's hot.
My self-rating? 8.5/10. Not bad for a first time. It just lacked some taste though (more cheese, more, more!!).
I'm trying chicken next time. Or white sauce.
But I'm also thinking of Fish in Thai sauce.. ooohhh. I'm hungry again!

3 comments:

  1. Hey! this is cool. I must try, I must! :) interesting you didn't use yeast - so how did the bread turn out? And did you use yellow tomatoes?

    By the way, here in Spain, you can also just go to the counter and ask for more ketchup in sachet ;-)

    Spanish Pinay

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