‘Pepper Corn Arugula Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mayonnaise Pepper Drizzle’. Does that sound intriguing to you? This would made make a classic and flavorful pizza for a Friday Pizza Night. Plus, making this from scratch is super easy.
It is intriguing to me. You want to know why?
For me, it’s not just a title of the pizza. It was not easy to come up with. I thought and thought and thought and then it came to my mind. Well, actually I debated with myself.
My inner self told me, “It’s too long for a title, cut short it”. And then I told to my inner self, “But I want all these delicious words in my title. I want to use it. This title has everything that fascinates me. And trust me, everyone who will read this, will love it.”
Inner self, “Do whatever you want to do. And anyways this time you wouldn’t listen to me. Do whatever you want to do, but don’t come telling me later that I should have listened to you. Huuh.”
And this is how this time I won over my inner self. And my long title got approved.
How many of you have these types of conversations (ARGUMENT) with your own inner selves. I assume everyone does that. Don’t worry, I am only including the conversion part here, and not the argument part! 😉
I think sometimes having such dialogues is amusing! We get to play with ourselves! So do it on very light matters, and let your stubborn self win. This way you will feel good about the winning, and you would remember yourself as a victor.
But when there are some big issues, you let your inner self win! You know, gut feeling is mostly right. This is because gut feeling is given to us for a reason. So it’s a win-win. 🙂
There is a little story about this title. While I say this, I am hoping that you like my stories. At least this is what I think! 🙂 So please, don’t let me know if you don’t like them. 😉 Let me live with this MISCONCEPTION! I would be the happiest creature in the whole wide world! 😉
A little story about why I wanted to have only this name?
Ok, so here it goes. Basically, I really wanted to create an intriguing name for this awesome pizza. Since this is Summer, I tend to think that the name should be a little Summery.
After drafting so many names, I finally ended up with 3 finalists.
And then I texted all my close friends and cousins who LOVE pizza like anything. And of course I sent a picture of this pizza too, so they can dream about this pizza when they are voting on the name. Hahaha, I know you want to say, that’s very clever! Really, this does wonders, try it sometime. 🙂
Then they all replied to me with their rankings, and here I am with the most voted name. That’s the reason I had to fight with my inner soul for this particular name. Of course at the end, this name for this very exotic pizza seemed like the best fit.
Who doesn’t love pizza? And a fascinating name of a pizza makes it even more desirable. So ‘Pepper Corn Arugula Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mayonnaise Pepper Drizzle’ it was. Now what kind of a pizza it is?
Everyone knows how to make a classic cheese pizza. So this time I chose to make some exciting pizza. I love classic cheese pizza, but time I was looking for something new and equally interesting.
While I was preparing for this pizza, Abhishek said, “Honey, please make my favorite pizza.” And I questioned back, “Okay, what is your favorite pizza”?
Abhishek: “I don’t know. You are the one who makes pizzas. SO, you should know. I only know one thing, it should be with my favorite pepper, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella. Everything else you decide.”
Alright! So after some fumbling in my fridge, I came up with this classic idea. At this point I was 100% sure and confident in what I am making, and that made me excited about it.
And then it was time to think about the sauce. I thought something with a sweet and spicy kick would work so much better here. So then entered the Mayonnaise Pepper.
Like many of my dishes, this pizza is again super simple, and so good. So there is red bell pepper, corn, sundried tomatoes, shredded and sliced mozzarella cheese, some red onions, pickled yellow peppers, arugula and then a drizzle of sweet-spicy mayonnaise pepper. This drizzle is amazing, and you don’t want to avoid it. So make sure to drizzle it at the end! 🙂
And your perfect summery pizza is ready. Actually, pretty perfect. What do you say? 🙂
It was a superhit. We enjoyed every last piece of it! 🙂
And this is kid-friendly too because it’s not too spicy. They would just love to have a slice and would call it, Mmmmm, nummy! 🙂
So the whole family would just love this! 🙂
Let’s learn to make this simple yet exquisite ‘Pepper Corn Arugula Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mayonnaise Pepper Drizzle’.
For the Dough:
In a bowl, combine water, yeast and sugar. Mix with a spoon, then let it sit for 10 minutes or until foamy. Take a large bowl, and add flour and salt to it. Mix well. Add yeast water and olive oil. Mix to combine using your hands or stand mixer with dough the dough hook attachment. Knead until it comes together or form into a dough ball. Cover the dough ball with cling film and let it rest in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour.
Knead the dough again and divide the ball into two pieces. Roll them into a ball again. Now sprinkle little flour on the bottom of a tray. Place these dough balls as shown in the picture. Cover with cling film and keep the dough in refrigerator for 24 hours. Your dough is ready. You can start assembling the pizzas.
!to assemble the pizza: Preheat the oven to 325°F/175°C.
Lightly flour a counter to roll the dough. Use your hands or a rolling pin to roll the dough out until you have a flattened disk of desired size.
Place the pizzas on a floured baking pan and then use your hands to gently tug. Spread pizza sauce over the pizza dough. Sprinkle grated cheese. Now place sliced cheese.
Now add bell pepper, corn, pickled yellow pepper and sliced onions. Sprinkle some oregano on top. Bake the pizza in a middle rack for 30-25 minutes or until the cheese is all melty and gooey. Transfer pizza to the lowest shelf and bake for 5-7 minutes. This would give such a nice crisp to pizza.
Remove the pizza from the oven and and sprinkle with fresh arugula and drizzle mayonnaise pepper. Slice into desired shape and ATTACK!