Why is it that time is just never enough to get through all the things you need to do around the house. The title of this article suggests that women are always busy. That is the case and their work around the house is an ongoing activity. Does it mean that fathers are never busy? Maybe! The title will sound strange if you were to change it to "How to make a corn flour pizza dough for busy fathers". It would suggest that fathers are just too lazy to cook properly. Anyway that is another story. So how do you go about making the corn flour pizza dough or pizza base?
The easiest way is what takes about 5 to 10 minutes cooking time. Ingredients that are needed are as follows
Vegetable oil or any oil that you prefer
You will also need a frying pan large enough to hold the dough.
2 transparent plastics large enough to cover the dough
How to prepare
You pour enough corn flour into a bowl and add a little salt and enough water. What is enough corn flour? You might want to make enough dough to keep in the freezer for later. You can use your judgment in deciding what is adequate. If you have a large family, then you will need more corn flour. You knead the dough to a good consistent mixture. It should not be too hard or too soft. How do you know when it is too hard or too soft? If you take a handful of the corn flour you have mixed and try to make a round ball of it. If it sticks to your palms, it might be too soft. You need to add more corn flour. If it is too hard you will know by just touching.
Once the consistency is right, you place one of the plastic "cutouts" on the work table. You take a handful of the dough and shape it into a round ball. You place the dough in the middle of the plastic and place the other plastic on top of the dough. The plastics are used to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands. Now get a regular large plate that you normally use to serve meal. Place the plate on the dough and put pressure on the plate to flatten the dough. You should obtain a round even dough. If you don't, you must have messed things up along the way. You will need to peel the top plastic and make the dough into a ball, then, give it another try.
When you have achieved the round dough to the size you want, it is time to heat up the frying pan. You might want to heat up the frying pan a couple of minutes before in order to save time. Remember you are a busy mother. You add a drop of oil on the frying pan and use a serviette to spread it evenly on the frying pan. The oil is there to prevent the dough from sticking to the pan. You are not here to fry the dough, you just want to heat it and get a pizza base.
Once the frying pan is hot enough, peel the top plastic from your corn flour dough and carefully peel the bottom plastic while the dough rest on your palm. If you palms are too small (not your fault), peel the top plastic and guide the dough onto the frying pan whilst you hold on to the bottom plastic. You cook the dough for about 2 minutes on each side. How do you know when it is properly cooked? You need to make sure it has a golden brown consistency. If it goes black, you know you've gone overboard and will have to throw that first attempt in the bin.
When your dough is cooked, it will not stick to the frying pan and it should not break. When you do this a couple of times, you will be able to prepare and cook everything in less than 15 minutes. Practice makes you better
The corn pizza dough you made could be frozen and used later. It doesn't have to be for pizza only. You could put whatever you want on it and have your way with the corn flour dough. Unlike dough made out of wheat flour, corn flour is heavier and will fill you quickly. If you have a hungry family and you don't want to spend the whole day making tens of dough, the corn flour is your best bet. If your family still can get satisfaction, you might need to seek medical help. Now that you've got you pizza dough ready, what toppings could you add? You could read more on minced meat pizza toppings for your corn flour pizza dough.