Incredibly Tasty... First prepare the sauce. Pizza/Pasta Sauce Here is my simple tomato sauce recipe, works perfectly with pasta dishes or when thickened can be used as a pizza sauce: Blend 2-3 tomatoes, 1 capsicum, 1 green chili, small onion and a grated carrot together until smooth. Heat a bit of oil in a pan, like a tbsp. or even less. Then add a bit of garlic paste, followed by 1 tbsp. tomato paste. Once that’s cooked for a couple minutes, add the blended mixture and simmer. Add salt and a tsp. of sugar followed by a bit of tandoori masala or cumin powder or oregano or you can just leave it plain and unspiced according to your taste. Let it simmer until thick and all the water is gone. Then use accordingly! Next, prepare the dough: INGREDIENTS 5 cups all-purpose flour (each is 120gm) 1 ½ cups warm water (or water mixed with some fresh milk) 8 tbsp. oil 2 tbsp. milk powder 2 level tbsp. instant yeast ¼ tsp. baking powder 1 tbsp. sugar ½ tsp. salt INSTRUCTIONS Mix all the dry ingredients and the oil, then slowly start adding the warm water/milk a little at a time. Get it to a soft dough, the softer the better, knead it very well for at least 8 minutes or more if possible. Dab a touch of oil all over the dough, then cover it and place it somewhere warm. Leave it to rise to double its size, takes about 30 mins to an hour depending on the weather. Once risen, punch it down, give it a quick knead and then divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Roll half of the dough to about 12″, then place it on a greased pizza tray. Divide the second part of the dough into small balls, fill each one with cheese of your choice, I used some grated mozzarella. Seal the balls well and place them all around the border of the pizza. Lightly cover the pizza and let it sit for about 15 minutes. For the topping you can use anything that you like. Chicken Mixture / Filling This colourful and spicy mixture works beautifully as a filling for buns, sandwiches, savoury stuffed croissants, and it can even work as a pizza topping if combined with a bit of sauce. INGREDIENTS ¼ kg boneless chicken breast, chopped into small pieces 2 small capsicum, red and green if possible, grated or chopped finely 2 tbsp. sweet corn 1 grated carrot 1 small onion, chopped finely 1-2 green chilies, chopped ½ tsp. garlic paste 1 tsp. chopped coriander salt to taste ½ tsp. grinded cumin powder a pinch of tandoori masala (optional) juice of half a lemon 1 tsp. soya sauce 1 tbsp. butter INSTRUCTIONS Heat the butter in a non-stick pan, add the onions and stir fry until they’re translucent. Do not brown them. Add the chopped capsicum and grated carrot, stir-fry for about 5mins until they start to soften. Add the raw chicken pieces and keep stirring until they start browning. Add the chilies, garlic, salt, cumin powder, tandoori masala and sweet corn. Sauté until the chicken pieces become tender and well-done. If the mixture sticks to the pan and the chicken is not yet done, add a tbsp. of water and cover until ready. Make sure that the mixture is completely dry. Finally, add the coriander and soya sauce, mix well and switch off. Pour the lemon juice on the mixture, and whilst still hot, use a wooden spoon to smash the small pieces of chicken so that they become shredded. Adjust salt/chili to your taste. PS: You can smoke the mixture with a coal and some oil to give it a nice bbq aroma. Pizza Toppings Some red and green capsicum. Pineapple chunks and sweet corn. Thinly sliced onions. Makes for the most PERFECT combination on a pizza imaginable. You will also need: Mozzarella and/or cheddar cheese. 1 beaten egg yolk mixed with 1 tsp. milk sesame seeds When about ready to bake, take a knife and poke small slits a few times all over the base of the pizza to prevent it from swelling up during baking. Preheat the oven to 180 C Spread the pizza sauce, sprinkle some cheese, and then add toppings of your choice. Sprinkle some more cheese on top. Then brush the balls on the border of the pizza with the beaten egg and sprinkle sesame seeds. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the pizza is well cooked and golden. You can first place it on the lower rack for about 10 minutes, then bring it up a notch to the center rack and continue baking until done. Serve!