පාන් පීසා හදමු

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Craving a cheesy, satisfying pan pizza but don’t want to order takeout? Look no further! This Sinhala-style pan pizza recipe is easy to follow and delivers restaurant-quality results right in your own kitchen.

Ingredients:

✔ අවන් නැතුව ක්ෂනික පාන් පිසා ලිපේ හදමු (උදේට/රෑට) Simple & Easy Bread  PIZZA by Apé Amma(paan pizza)
✔ අවන් නැතුව ක්ෂනික පාන් පිසා ලිපේ හදමු (උදේට/රෑට) Simple & Easy Bread PIZZA by Apé Amma(paan pizza)

For the Dough:

  • 2 ½ cups (315 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) warm water
  • For the Toppings:
  • ½ cup (120 ml) pizza sauce
  • 1 cup (200 grams) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup (100 grams) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Your favorite pizza toppings (onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc.)
  • Dried oregano (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Make the Dough:

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  • Pour in the olive oil and warm water.
  • Using a spoon or your hands, mix until a shaggy dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-7 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

  • 2. Prepare the Pan:

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F). Lightly grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet or oven-safe pan.

  • 3. Assemble the Pizza:

  • Punch down the dough and transfer it to the prepared pan.
  • Using your fingertips, gently press the dough out to the edges of the pan, forming a crust.
  • Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edge.
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella and cheddar cheese over the sauce.
  • Add your desired toppings.
  • (Optional) Sprinkle some dried oregano for extra flavor.

  • 4. Bake the Pizza:

  • Bake the pizza for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

  • 5. Slice and Serve:

  • Let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Enjoy your delicious homemade pan pizza!

  • Nutrition Facts (per slice):

    Calories: Approximately 350 (depending on toppings)

  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Sodium: 500mg (depending on cheese and toppings)

  • Please note: This is a general estimate and the actual nutritional content of your pizza will vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.

    Conclusion

    This Sinhala-style pan pizza recipe is a great way to enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal at home. The dough is easy to make and requires minimal rising time, while the variety of topping options allows you to customize your pizza to your taste. With its cheesy goodness and crispy crust, this pan pizza is sure to become a family favorite.

    FAQs After The Conclusion:

    1. What kind of flour can I use for this recipe?

    All-purpose flour is the best choice for this recipe, but you can also use bread flour for a chewier crust. Whole wheat flour can be used as well, but it will result in a denser crust.

    2. Can I use pre-made pizza dough?

    Absolutely! Using store-bought pizza dough can save you time in the kitchen. Just follow the package instructions for thawing and preheating the dough before assembling your pizza.

    3. What are some other topping ideas?

    The possibilities are endless! Here are some additional topping suggestions:

    Sliced cooked sausage or pepperoni

  • Diced cooked chicken or ham
  • Roasted vegetables (peppers, onions, mushrooms)
  • Pineapple chunks (for a Hawaiian twist)
  • Chopped fresh herbs (basil, oregano)

  • 4. How can I make my pan pizza healthier?

    Use whole wheat flour for the dough.

  • Choose lean protein toppings like chicken or turkey.
  • Load up on vegetables for added nutrients and fiber.
  • Use a light hand with the cheese.
  • Opt for a low-sodium pizza sauce.

  • 5. How can I reheat leftover pan pizza?