Garlic flavored pizza


1 cup water

1 envelope (2 and 1/4 tea spn) active dry yeast

1/2 tea spn sugar

3 cups(approx) all purpose flour

1 tea spn salt

Olive oil

1 tea spn chopped garlic


Heat water till it is lukewarm (105 F). I usually microwave it for 10-20 secs.Now add the yeast, sugar, 1 tea spn olive oil. Leave it for about 10mins till the yeast becomes active. You can see some bubbles on top which shows it’s active.In a pan, heat a little olive oil and fry the garlic till it becomes brown.Now add salt, 2 cups of flour, garlic and mix. If necessary add more dough till it can be handled easily (but still a bit sticky. I would say something like chapathi dough). Knead it on a lightly floured surface for few mins. (Do not knead for long, just 2-3mins is enough).Apply olive oil to a large vessel. Transfer the dough to the vessel. Cover the vessel with a plastic wrap and leave in a dry warm place for about 1 and half hours (or until it is doubled in size).Take the pizza dough out from the vessel and spread it into a large disc. Drizzle some olive oil on top.Spread a little corn meal over the pizza stone. Keep the disc on it.How to assemble pizza:Preheat the oven to 450F for 10mins.Top with your favorite sauce(I use marinara sauce), vegetables(I use olives, onions, capsicum, sun dried tomatoes, jalapenos) and mozzarella cheese. Spread a little pepper and salt(optional). Drizzle little olive oil.Bake at 450F for about 12-15mins.Serve hot with your favorite sides.