Time flies, just a blink of eyes already end of Oct, which means the golden month is going to end.... and I still have not completed my menu list for pumpkin yet :(. During this month, I sleep and eat with pumpkin hahahah... so exaggerated again :P. But it is for sure that pumpkin is always in my mind, whenever I see any pumpkin recipes, will definitely got me hooked. My colleagues and family whenever got food offered by me, will ask "pumpkin?", my mil will even helped to lug back pumpkin from market for me lol. And last nite when I got home, my helper told me "Mdm, Ah ma's friend bought you a big pumpkin!" Look like my pumpkin is not going to end today, the stories will be continued.... lol. Haiz... how I wish that Oct will not end so soon....:p
Anyway I must really thanks to Eileen, if is not her, definitely will not make me discover another good ingredient. Because of her, I got to know and explore the different ways to handle pumpkin. And because of her, making my family and friends realize that food with pumpkin can be so tasty. Thank you Eileen!
Now back to today's post, dear daughter has been asking for pizza so instead of regular pizza, I decided to add in mashed pumpkin in for the golden October month. This is also a chance to get my family to consume pumpkin lol.
Recipe adapted from here.
Ingredients: (make 3 x 10"-12" pizza dough)
250g bread flour
50g plain flour
200g mashed pumpkin
50ml lukewarm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1.Place bread flour, plain flour, salt, yeast in a mixing bowl. Mix well and make a well in the center and add olive oil, mashed pumpkin and water. Mix the ingredients gradually to form a soft dough, continue to mix until the dough become smooth and elastic.
2. Shape dough into a round ball and place in a lightly oiled mixing bowl. Cover with cling wrap and leave to rise for 1 hr or until double in size.
3.Turn out the risen dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knock it down to release the air. Give it a few gentle kneading. Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Shape into 3 balls, cover loosely with cling wrap and let the doughs rest for about 10mins.
4.Roll or press out each portion to a round, about 10"-12" in size. Place dough on baking tray lined with parchment paper or on a greased pan.
5.Spread some pizza sauce over the dough to within 1 cm (0.5 inch) of the edge, followed by your preferred toppings. Sprinkle the top all over with grated mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
6.Bake in a preheat oven at 220C for 15-20mins or until the crust has turned golden and the cheese has melted. Serve warm.
There pumpkin taste cannot be detected, no one know that the pumpkin dough is made of pumpkin.I had made another batch of pizza dough without adding in the mashed pumpkin, compared to pumpkin pizza dough which the color is so yellowish bright, the regular pizza dough looked so dull heeheehee.... Surprisingly, the pumpkin pizza finished faster than the regular one, dear daughter and dear husband commented that it is more tasty than the regular dough. I brought some to my office and those who tasted, all given thumbs up! My future pizza making definitely will add in pumpkin again!
This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Eileen's Diary.
& co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House.