IMG_6102… and i continue with my “fascination” of the God of Fortune (财神爷)


IMG_6105Pizza dough
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp of active dry yeast
1 1/4 cup bread flour
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar

Pizza ingredients as desired (i used shredded mozzarella cheese, salami and parsley flakes


IMG_6106– place water inside mixer bowl and sprinkle yeast on it. allow it to sit for 5 mins until the yeast has dissolved
– add in rest of the ingredients and knead till dough is smooth and elastic (probably around 8-10mins)
– coat dough with a light coat of olive oil and allow to rise in a warm place till it doubles in size
– punch dough down and divide into a 100g (for head) and 200g portion (body). the rest of the dough will be used to accessorise the pizza. rest dough for 15 mins

NA201401121502320062-02-091000000take the 200g dough and punch it down lightly. you can choose to use your fingers to spread the dough, but i prefer to use my knuckles ^^

NA201401121502030028-01-091000000body: the dough should be an 8-inches wide disc (crust is 1 inch wide, base being 6 inches)

NA201401121503210028-02-091000000head: shape the 100g dough into a ball then flatten it lightly into an oval shape. then use extra dough, roll it out into a semi circle, and place it on the head (this will be the hat). pinch a small amount of dough and place it in the middle of the face (this will be the nose). you can choose how large a nose you want (❁´▽`❁)*✲゚* i like it big and comical

NA201401121503470014-02-091000000moustache: roll out more dough and use a leaf cutter to cut out 2 leaves. attach just below the nose

NA201401121504500094-02-091000000beard: pinch some more dough, roll it flat, and use a dough cutter to make long impressions on it

NA201401121504090087-02-091000000hat flaps: cut out 2 long triangles from the extra dough and attach to each side of the hat.
hands: shape 2 hands with the remaining dough and make 4 slits with a scissors (these will be the fingers). i had a little bit of additional dough and placed a strip on the hat, and made small snips on it
at this point, cover the completed pizza dough with a lightly greased cling wrap and allow to rise for 30 mins. meantime, preheat oven to 220 degrees C

NA201401121506010002-02-080000000just before baking, brush a thin layer of olive oil on the pizza base (only) and spread with tomato sauce
spread with cheese and filling

NA201401121506320077-02-085000000lastly, pipe eyes and mouth with melted chocolate (⁎⚈᷀᷁ᴗ⚈᷀᷁⁎)

– bake pizza for 15 mins (or till your crust is browned and cheese is golden in colour)


IMG_6107and there you go… a simple homemade pizza is born (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤

I’m submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up event, where the ingredient for this month
is Cheese, organised by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY,
hosted by 
Alice of I Love.I Cook.I Bake

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(16) Comments

  • Qi Qi in the house (January 23, 2014)


  • Ann Low (January 23, 2014)

    哇!财神到!太可爱了,舍不得吃 😀

  • bentodays (January 23, 2014)

    Lovely! So creative!

  • Mel (January 23, 2014)

    I am totally speechless looking at this so creative fortune god! Absolutely so well done and looking so perfect. Your fortune god looking so happily and smiling away. Im sure he will bring good fortune to you! But have you eaten him?

  • 0620 (January 23, 2014)

    这样喜气的pizza我也不舍得吃哦 @@

  • Vivian pang (January 23, 2014)

    Wow ! Wow! Wow! I\’m so amazed with your creation. Thumbs up!!!

  • Veronica (January 23, 2014)

    OMG your god of fortune pizza is absolutely amazing! At first glance of the first photo, I was wondering where you got this kind of pizza mould. However as I read further only I realised you shaped it all by hands. Hats off to you! I really admire your creativity and artistic skills. May you be blessed with good fortune.

  • May Law (January 23, 2014)

    你, 你。。。真是好厉害, 我要抱你一下, 然后带走财神爷, 希望从此财到运也到! 哈哈哈。。。

  • peggy (January 23, 2014)


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  • Esther Lau (January 23, 2014)

    Hi Victoria, do you do home delivery for this cute fortune god? I want to order. ..hehe..

  • Terry (January 23, 2014)

    Victoria 手艺太好了,pizza 财神人人愛。

  • whisksandchopsticks (January 24, 2014)

    Wow. You have outdone yourself this time! 🙂

  • Alice (January 24, 2014)

    as usual, Victoria with the magic fingers! this is awesome!
    thks for linking this to LTU cheese 🙂

  • Zoe (February 5, 2014)

    Wow, Victoria!

    You are so creative! I worship 财神爷 too! No doubt that it is everyone\’s dream to be rich 😀


  • Jessie Ng (February 16, 2014)

    VB, you have a pair of artistic hand/mind! I always found amazing baking products from your blog. I wish that I could try this God of Fortune\’s pizza & hopefully to get some luck from it!

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