Chef’s Nectar, “ Pepperoni Pizza” chef Special 😘😘😋


You know a small change on the traditional pepperoni pizza but it makes a big difference to add that freshness to this classic pizza .And the way it pairs with pepperoni is perfection. Oregano is often a key flavor in pizza so why not let it shine bright? Along with other delicious delicacies like tomatoes broccoli and jalapeño peppers. As the kids likes these veggies a most along with the pizza.😃

Ingredients for making the Pepperoni Pizza😋

Pizza Dough (yields enough for 2 13-inch pizzas)

  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water , 110 degrees, divided
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil , plus more for brushing
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups bread flour

Pizza Sauce (yields enough for 3 large pizzas)

  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 sliced tomato
  • 2 tbsp jalapeño
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme (or 3/4 tsp fresh)
  • 1 clove garlic , finely minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste😘

Topping (yields enough for 1 13-inch pizza)

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic , finely minced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese (1 oz)
  • 20 slices pepperoni (I recommend turkey, it’s just as good as the regular)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano (chopped if using larger leaves)
  • Red pepper flakes , for serving (optional)

Method of making the pepperoni Pizza😋👍

  1. For the pizza dough
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine yeast, 2 tsp sugar and 1/2 cup warm water and whisk until yeast has dissolved. Allow to rest 5 minutes. Add in remaining 1 cup warm water, olive oil, salt and vinegar. Fit mixer with whisk attachment, set on low speed and slowly add in 1 3/4 cups of the flour and mix until combined.
  3. Switch to a dough hook and slowly add in remaining 1 3/4 cups flour, then knead mixture on medium-low speed about 5 – 7 minutes, adding in up to an additional 1/2 cup flour as needed, until dough is smooth and elastic (dough should be slightly sticky but should not stick to a clean fingertip). Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rest in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. For the pizza sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Preferably let rest 30 minutes (while dough is rising) to allow flavors to meld.
  2. To assemble pizza:
  3. Place a pizza stone in oven and preheat oven to 450 degrees. While oven preheats assemble pizza. Punch down pizza dough (divide into two equal 16 oz portions, freeze one in a resealable bag for a later use or make 2 pizzas right away). Place a sheet of parchment paper over a pizza peel, then lightly dust parchment paper with flour. Pat/roll and stretch dough on pizza peel to a 13-inch round, while creating a rim along edge of dough.
  4. Using a fork (without piercing all the way through) pierce dough many times over surface. In a small bowl stir together 1 Tbsp olive oil with 1 clove garlic and brush evenly over top and edges of pizza, then evenly spread about 2/3 cup of the pizza sauce over pizza (leaving rim uncoated).
  5. Top evenly with cheeses (again leaving rim uncoated) and pepperoni slices (if using turkey pepperoni, I recommend adding halfway through baking). Carefully slide pizza (on parchment paper) to preheated pizza stone in oven and bake 12 – 15 minutes until crust is golden. Remove from oven, sprinkle top with oregano and optional red pepper flakes.
  6. Cut into slices and serve hot garnished with olive oil which make it more palatable.😋

Published by Avtar Singh Rana

A brief about Chef Avtar Singh Rana Chef Avtar Singh Rana a passionate professional celebrity chef having more than 2 decades of experience. A chef who wears different hats, who ranges from the city Delhi is someone who loves interaction and discovery with a vision of always coming up with the best and true perfectionist at his work, he dwells in photography, traveling and of course food. He started his carrier with Taj Group of hotels, in the year 1998 and since then has only achieved milestones and growth immensely his hunger to learn and explore more got him travelling to the middle east, Oman, KSA , multiple times, where he worked for some of the iconic hotels. His talent also brought him recognition from Radisson, Starwood and Accor, where he was responsible for the preopening of the hotels. An individual who leads by the examples and has the knack of grasping quickly and extend warm hospitality.

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