Balado Pizza is an an Indonesian fusion cuisine.
Balado is a type of bumbu (Indonesian spice blend) from West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is a hot Sauce that’s made from a mixture of fresh produce and aromatics to make a Paste.
This version of a pizza combines the taste of archipelago-asian cuisine with Italian cuisine.
If you like Meat pizza covered in Spicy Hot Balado Chili Pepper sauce then you are in luck right now.
Making pizza at home can be such a rewarding experience! One reason is that you have complete control over the ingredients and can make it to your liking, whether that means using whole wheat crust, homemade sauce, or adding extra veggies for a healthier option. You can also get creative and try new topping combinations that you might not find at a restaurant.
Another reason is that it can be a fun activity to do with friends and family. Gather around the kitchen, roll out the dough, and let everyone create their own personal pizza with their favorite toppings. It’s a great way to bond and make lasting memories.
Additionally, making pizza at home can save you money and also it’s a more healthier option than ordering out or getting takeout. You can choose the quality of ingredients and you can use fresh and healthy ingredients. It’s also a great way to show off your cooking skills and impress your guests and loved ones. All in all, making pizza at home is a fun, delicious, and satisfying way to enjoy one of the world’s favorite foods. Give it a try, you won’t regret it!
Pizza in Indonesia
A typical meal in Indonesia consists of steamed rice plus one or two main dishes made of Chicken, fish, Meat or vegetables. No, Pizza isn’t served with rice in Indonesia.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Indonesia here.
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Balado Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Balado Pizza either in your woodfired oven or the oven in your kitchen.
Balado Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 2 tsps salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
Balado Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1/4 a small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Balado Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a premade base at your local store.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Leave sitting for roughly five minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can make this delicious pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Add ingredients in a large bowl, and stir or blend well.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready. Enjoy!
- Keep sauce in fridge or freeze for future use.
Adjust the amount of garlic to suit your taste.
Preparing Balado Pizza
Turn your oven on to 450-500 degrees or more and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Spread out the dough in a rough circle, on a floured board or surface.
If you are using a baking pan, then create the pizza in that.
Open the sauce container, and start to spread the Spicy Hot Balado Chili Pepper. Spread the Spicy Hot Balado Chili Pepper around the whole base, taking care to leave a gap at edges.
Add the ingredients in size order, from large to small.
Cheese gets added last.
The toppings to add to this pizza are;
Whilst this pizza is delicious on its own, or why not enjoy it with a fresh salad?
Put the Balado pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After approximately 10 minutes, open oven door and check on pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
The most common type of poultry to eat in the world, is Chicken. Humans have been eating Chicken since around 600BC. It is often prepared by frying, baking, BBQ, grilling and boiling.
The the color of the hen’s earlobes effects the color of the shells on the eggs they produce. Studies have shown that there are more than 33 billion Chickens around the globe. There is scientific proof that Chickens have common ancestry with the Tyrannosaurus rex.
When making Balado Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
These may seem like a weird tool to some, however other pizzaiolo’s swear by using scissors instead of a traditional pizza cutter.
A pizza steel is very similar to a pizza stone, and works the same way in a normal kitchen oven.
OK, so this isn’t vital, but if you make enough pizza, breads, etc it is worth investing in a good mixer for your dough.
Did you know that in any given day, a quarter of the world’s population eats food with Chili Peppers in it? They were being eaten 6,000 years ago, according to scientists.
The active ingredient in chili peppers is capsaicin. When it is eaten, capsaicin triggers pain receptors that normally alert the body to dangerous physical heat. That’s why sometimes it may feel like your mouth really is on fire.
Facts about Pizza
What do you think about these facts?
Salami in space
Pizza Hut made history when they sent a 6-inch salami pizza via a Russian rocket to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Usachov munched on the treat and even took marketing photos.
We love maths
There is a mathematical theorem named after pizza cutting. The pizza theorem is so called because it mimics a traditional pizza slicing technique. It states that the equality of two areas that arise when one partitions a disk in a certain way.
One million deliveries
Pizza chain Domino’s rules the pizza delivery market, delivering at least a million deliveries each day all over the world.
Pizza making FAQ
Planning to make fantastic pizzas at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most common pizza making questions.
What to serve with pizza at a party?
Pizza goes really well with garlic bread, salads and pasta. In fact, you can serve just about any party food with pizza, and it would work.
How long to let pizza dough rise?
Some pizza dough recipes suggest only a few hours, whereas you can also use long fermentation techniques to make it go for 3-5 days.
Which pizza was created to represent the italian flag?
The Pizza Margherita was created in 1889, when Margherita di Savoia, the new queen of Italy, visited Naples. A famous local chef created a pizza using ingredients to match the new flag and named it Margherita.
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