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Pizza Puzzle

I’ve baked pizza 4 times now using this recipe and my household no longer wants pizza take outs. We loving it here and enjoying baking together for those bonding moments. Looking at it seems like a puzzle but easy to solve. Buckle up, get your ingredients and let’s dive in. This recipe here does 2 pizzas.

4 cups flour
2 tbsp yeast
1/3cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 large egg
1 cup warm milk
6 tbsp butter or prestige margarine (considering the high prices of butter currently in the Kenyan market. Do you)

Dough preparation
Combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Then add 1 egg and mix to combine. Add milk and butter. Knead for 10 minutes and cover dough for 1 hour.

1 onion bulb
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
3 tomatoes
¼ tsp thyme
½ tsp curry powder
Salt to taste
1 cup water

Sauce preparation
Heat pan, pour 1 cooking spoon of vegetable oil and add all the veggies while adding up your spices for seasoning. Stir to combine. Leave to simmer for 5 minutes after adding water then transfer the mix to a blender to get the puree. This puree is too thick and a lot. You can store some in the freezer for your next pizza days.

4 sausage pieces
2 chicken breasts
Mozzarella cheese
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper

Toppings preparation
Season chicken with salt and put in a high heated pan. Pan sear until brown for 2-3 minutes then flip other side. Pan sear the sausages as well for the same amount of time. Cut the chicken and sausages into small pieces. Box grade mozzarella cheese (2-3 cups). Cut the bell peppers into thin strips.

Assembling the Pizza
Cut the risen dough into halves and use one at a time. Roll it out.
Oil the baking tray with vegetable oil and lay the dough perfectly aligning it.
Coat the bottom with the sauce followed by shredded mozzarella cheese.
The sausages and chicken pieces follow.
Add more sauce.
Sprinkle the bell pepper strips and finally more mozzarella cheese.
Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted at 200oc.
Repeat the same process for the other half dough.

When ready cut it out (if you have no pizza cutter a sharp knife does the job) to desired pieces and enjoy the yumminess. Have fun.