Ingredients for Making Pizza with Cottage Cheese
For the test:
- Wheat flour 2 cups
- Kefir fat content of 2.5% 200 milliliters
- 2 eggs
- Fresh yeast 1 tablespoon
- Sugar 1 tablespoon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Butter 50 grams
- Canned tomatoes, shredded 5 tablespoons
- Homemade cheese 150 grams
- Garlic medium sized 2-3 cloves
- Preserved capers 1 tablespoon
- Fresh parsley 1 small bunch
- Mix of dried chopped herbs (oregano, basil, caraway seeds) 1/2 teaspoon
- Vegetable oil for greasing a baking sheet
- Main Ingredients Tomato, Cheese, Yeast Dough
- Serving 3 servings
- World CuisineItalian Cuisine
A tablespoon, a teaspoon, a cutting board, a kitchen knife, a large bowl, a hand whisk or fork, a saucer - 2 pieces, a sieve, a cloth towel or cling film, a serving dish, an oven, a baking sheet, kitchen potholders, a 250 milliliter glass, a kitchen table, deep bowl, plate - 2 pieces
Cooking pizza with cottage cheese:
Step 1: prepare the butter.
To prepare the pizza dough, we need to bring the butter to room temperature in advance. Therefore, we take it out of the refrigerator, put it in a clean saucer and leave it for a while aside. Attention: if you want to speed up the process, then put the component in the microwave literally for 60-80 seconds so that it just starts to thaw.
Step 2: prepare the pizza dough.
Pour kefir into a large bowl and immediately add yeast here. Using a hand whisk or fork, dissolve the last component in the liquid until we get a homogeneous mass. Then, using a knife, break the egg shell and pour the yolks with proteins into a common container. Pour salt and sugar here and mix everything thoroughly with improvised equipment.
When the oil becomes room temperature, knead it with a fork and put it in a bowl too. Again, beat everything well with a whisk and proceed to the preparation of the dough.
Pour wheat flour into a sieve in small portions and sift it over the total capacity. Next, whip all the components so that lumps do not form. When the mass becomes thick, continue to knead the dough with clean hands. Subsequently, we should get a dense elastic dough that does not stick and easily moves away from the walls of the bowl. We give it a rounded shape and leave to insist in a warm place for 30-40 minutes.
During this period of time, the dough should increase 2-3 times. Attention: so that it does not wind off, wrap the container with cling film or cover with a cloth towel.
Step 3: prepare the parsley.
Wash the parsley well under running warm water, shake off excess liquid and put it on a cutting board. Using a knife, finely chop the greens and immediately pour it into a clean plate.
Step 4: prepare the garlic.
We put the garlic on a cutting board and lightly press down with the edge of the knife. Then with clean hands we remove the husk from it and wash it under running water.
We spread the cloves again on a flat surface and finely chop. Pour the crushed components into a clean saucer.
Step 5: prepare the pizza sauce.
Pour canned chopped tomatoes into a deep bowl and pour the chopped garlic and a mixture of dried chopped herbs. Using a tablespoon, mix everything thoroughly until a homogeneous mass is formed. Everything, the sauce is ready!
Step 6: prepare homemade cheese.
We spread the homemade cheese on a cutting board and chop it into thin slices with a knife.
Attention: if the component is soft, then it can simply be broken with clean hands. Shredded cheese is transferred to a free plate.
Step 7: make pizza with cottage cheese.
When the dough is standing and increasing in size, put it on the kitchen table, crushed with a little flour. We stretch it with clean hands in all directions so that it turns into a cake about a thickness 2-2.5 centimeters.
Next, grease the bottom and walls of the pan with a small amount of vegetable oil. We spread the base for pizza here and once again knead it with our hands. We form sides along the edge so that the sauce does not leak out and does not burn during baking. Now, using the fork, we pierce the cake all over the base. This will allow the dough to not rise much during cooking, and this is what we need.
Using a tablespoon, grease the formation with tomato sauce so that it covers the entire area except the sides.
We place slices of homemade cheese on top and sprinkle all with canned capers.
Turn on the oven and heat it to temperature 200-220 ° C. Immediately after that, put the pan on a medium level and bake pizza for 5-7 minutes. As soon as the dough is browned, we take out the container with the help of kitchen tacks and sprinkle the dish with finely chopped parsley. Put the pan back into the oven and let stand 3-5 more minutes. At the end, turn off the oven and open the door. Let the pizza cool a bit.
Step 8: serve pizza with cottage cheese.
When the pizza has cooled slightly, we take out the baking sheet using kitchen oven mitts and carefully transfer its contents to a special flat plate. Using a knife, we cut the dish into portions and serve to the dining table with tea or juice. Pizza is very hearty and tasty, so you can treat it to households even as the main food. Try it yourself!
- pizza from this test is prepared very quickly. Inside it turns out porous and airy, but just in case you can check it with a knife. Make a neat, invisible incision somewhere on the side (on the side of the tortillas) and see if there is raw dough inside. It can be easily determined by appearance. It will be moist and sticky. If so, then extend the baking time of the dish for another 5-10 minutes;
- if you use large capers, then chop them in advance with a knife;
- Do not use ketchup or tomato paste for the sauce. This can ruin the whole dish.