Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mini Broccoli Pesto Pizza ~~Home Bakers Challenge

Baking is one of my stress burster, i can bake for hours and i love it. Actually while chitchatting with some of our buddies, suddenly we planned to start a baking group and this is how this beautiful Home Bakers Challenge, our new baking baby group was born. Every month a host will give her choice of bake and bakers from this group will bake the posted recipe within a month, between 10th -12th of each month we will post our tried recipes in our respective blogs. How easy na, yep anyone who love baking or to experiment their baking skills can join their hands with us.

For our first month of Home Bakers Challenge, the host of the month Divya Prakash of Divya's Culinary Journey chosed Pizza with 4 varieties, one with pizza sauce while the another one is without pizza sauce,the third one is with pesto sauce and the last but not the least is naanizza, an Indianized version of pizza with naan.I chosed pesto pizza and baked few mini pesto pizza with homemade basil and walnut pesto with our family favourite veggie broccoli. Each and every baker of this group can chose their toppings with their favourite veggies or cheese,watever this group members are really very amazing and they baked varieties of pizza with beautiful toppings.Thanks to Divya for suggesting us pizza for the first bake of this group and we loved it.

Recipe source : Martha Stewart

2+1/4 tsp Active Dry Or Instant Yeast
4 cups All-purpose Flour
1 tsp  Salt
1tsp Sugar
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sprinkle yeast over 1 1/2 cups warm (not lukewarm) water.

Combine flour,sugar and salt in a bowl,drizzle in olive oil until combined with flour. Next, pour in yeast-water mixture and mix until just combined.

Coat a separate mixing bowl with olive oil, and form the dough into a ball.

Coat the dough with olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until you need it.It’s best to make the dough at least 24 hours in advance, and 3 or 4 days is even better.

Basil Pesto:
2cups Fresh basil leaves
1/4cup Walnuts
2nos Garlic cloves
Olive oil (as per need)

Bring boil two cups of salted water, drop the basil leaves,within few seconds drain them and let them cool completely.

Pat dry them completely.

In a food processor, take the nuts,basil leaves,garlic,salt,pepper,process until the nuts are finely chopped.

While the machine running, pour the oil and grind until smooth. Transfer the pesto to an air tighted box.

Basil pesto is ready..

Assembling the pizza:
Broccoli florets (as per need)
Grated mozzarella cheese

Take enough pizza dough,roll it as small sized circular discs.

Transfer the rolled pizza dough to a baking sheet placed over a baking tray.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Spread the pesto sauce to the rolled disc,arrange the broccoli florets over the pizza base finally sprinkle the grated cheese over the veggies.

Bake this vegetarian pizza in the middle rack for 20-25minutes until the cheese melts.


  1. Love pesto so i am sure i will love this pizza.

  2. love the cute little serving spoon.lovely pizza.

  3. Looks very delicious.. lovely pic.. drooling here..

  4. mini pizza is appealing to eye and nice presentation...

  5. Lovely pizza, delicious and mouthwatering

  6. cute pizzas.. love both pesto and broccoli!

  7. This one looks very cute dear.

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  8. Nice and delicious..good for kids especially the broccoli can be sneaked in

  9. Looks very yummy priya. I love home made pizza base from scratch thats made at home!
    Pesto looks amazing!


  10. Beautiful Pizza, that broccoli topping looks so cute.

  11. What a yummy,cute goodness there Priya...It's an absolute treat..Love to grab this from screen..So tempting.

  12. mouth watering pizza , a perfect party dish...

  13. looks super delicious.....awesome clicks.....Priya ur photography is so perfect that the clicks themselves look yummy!!!

  14. lovely pizza sis..Am sure all love this cuties..

  15. supera irruku akka.. nice presentation..

  16. I love pesto pizza and these look yum!

  17. very yummy looking pizza :) love the variation in pesto using broccoli is very new :) you rock as always aks :)

  18. delicious pizza!!! love the pesto sauce instead of the regular sauce.. also would be joining you guys for the challenge from June!!
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  19. They are so cute and delicious..

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  21. Yum, these are super delicious!


  22. Love that you have made mini pizzas, Akka.. I have become a fan of pesto pizza after trying it recently..

  23. Mini Broccoli Pesto Pizza is looking awesomest. Very delicious. Loved the crockery also.

  24. Wow back with bang Priya. Pizza looks very delicious and the brocolli topping is just amazing. :)

  25. Mini pizza looks simply superb!!

  26. Pizza looks very beautiful and delicious.

  27. this luks really yumm n delicious..

  28. Broccoli and pesto pizza! you have successfully combines the healthy with the sinful :) Looks great!

  29. Wow...pesto pizza with our family fav broccoli looks so delicious n inviting! Cant wait to try this pesto it!


  31. aw! this pizza looks darn cute, i would dare to spoil the way it looks!


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