Monday, April 22, 2024

In The Kitchen with Kanta: Homemade Pepperoni Pizza


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Prep and Cook time: 45 mins

Serves: 4


  • 568g flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fast rise yeast
  • 235ml water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 58.75ml tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • 510g pepperoni slices
  • 340g of mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • (You can also use cheddar cheese)


In large bowl, mix first 4 ingredients; flour, salt, sugar and fast rise yeast. Mix the water and oil and add to the flour mixture. Combine using your hands and turn the mixture onto a floured surface – knead it for 2 minutes. Now place it into a greased bowl. Cover and allow it to rise for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes passes, punch it down and place it on a greased 12inch pizza pan. Pat it down to flatten it into a circle. Now prepare the topping; mix tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and black pepper and spread it over the crust. Spread some pepperoni slices on top of the sauce; and then sprinkle with 1/2 of the mozzarella and 1/2 of the parmesan.

Put the rest of the pepperoni on, and top it with another layer of cheese.

Bake at 180 – 200 degrees C for 20 minutes or until light brown. Garnish with your choice of topping


Serve hot with a beverage of your choice.

Kanta Temba is a Cake maker and decorator|Lusaka Times Food columnist|TV show host





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