Saturday 7 September 2013

Pizza Ree-a ( Ree Drummond ) 比萨

Pizza Ree-a ( Ree Drummond ) 比萨

Recipe source :  The Pioneer Woman

After reading Mich's post I hopped over to The Pioneer Woman's pizza recipes as I was intrigue by the pizza crust that requires more than 24 hours to proof. And after reading Ree's posts on pizzas,  I had a hard time deciding which pizza to make because all the featured pizzas looked awesome! 

Pizza Ree-a is all vegetables. I adapted the original recipe. I added ham to cater to my family's taste buds. I prefer a plain base, so I omitted using pesto as a spread.  And I baked the cherry tomatoes together with the crust instead of pouring them over the baked crust and is supposed to be eaten as tomato-basil salad.

Ingredients For The Crust

1 teaspoon dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil 

Preparation Instructions For The Crust

1.  Sprinkle yeast over 3/4 cup warm (not lukewarm) water. Let stand for a few minutes.
2.  In a mixer, combine flour and salt. With the mixer running on low speed, drizzle in olive oil until combined with flour. 
3.  Next, pour in yeast/water mixture and mix until just combined, and the dough comes together in a sticky mass.
4.  Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, and form the dough into a ball. 
5.  Toss to coat dough in olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until you need it.

Note: Ree said it’s best to make the dough at least 24 hours in advance. ( I made the crust 42 hours in advance )

Ingredients For Topping

Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup prepared pesto                          ( I did not use pesto ) 
5 cloves minced garlic
170g red and yellow cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise 
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce                  ( Ree used balsamic vinegar )
16 whole basil Leaves, shredded
Parmesan cheese
Mozzarella cheese

Note :  I used only Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese 

Preparation Instructions For Topping

1.  In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. 
2.  Add garlic and stir, lightly frying for about a minute, removing before the garlic gets too brown. Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.
3.  Add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, basil, salt and pepper to the bowl. 
4.  Toss to combine, then taste and add more basil if needed, and more salt if needed. Set aside.
5.  Roll out the pizza dough as thin as it will go and transfer to an oiled baking tray. Drizzle a little olive oil on the dough and smear it around with your fingers. 
6.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
7.  Sprinkle with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
8.  Place pieces of ham on top. 
9. Spoon the tomato-basil mixture on top. Sprinkle with more cheese.
10.  Bake pizza for 12-15 minutes at 200 degree C or until crust is golden.
11. Cut into squares or rectangles and serve!


Before baking

After baking 

A slice of the awesome pizza

I am linking this post to "Cook Like A Star" 

Hosted by Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out, 
Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids and Mich from Piece of Cake  

I am also submitting this post to  Aspiring Bakers #35: A Palate for Pizza (September 2013) hosted by Joey from Little accidents in the Kitchen


  1. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com8 September 2013 at 05:49

    Doris, so tempting and yummy. I am coming over!

  2. Hi Doris,
    My family is one great fan of cherry tomatoes, the kids included! This would be gone in no time! Looks delicious!

  3. Hi Doris,

    Indeed, your pizza looks awesome! The amount of tomatoes toppings on your pizza looks super generous!


  4. Oh Wow! This pizza looks delicious full with colorful tomatoes . Inviting indeed!

  5. Doris, the tomatoes make the pizza look very colorful and delish!

  6. Your pizza looks so good! Love the toppings of cherry tomatoes...

  7. Hi ladies,

    Didn't know there are so many tomato fanatics out there!

  8. Looks soooooo healthy! I especially like that you use so many different types/colours of tomatoes ;)

  9. I watched your show about your New Pizza Restaurant and I cannot find the recipe for the pizza sauce you made. Where can I find it? Also the recipes from the show. Thank You


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