Yesterday's dinner was pizza! Inspired by Kitchen Wench's post, (here).
I decided to mesh her recipe for her dough to the one that comes with the yeast packets.
Here's what I came up with: Pizza Dough: makes one 12" pie.
300g (3 cups) flour
1 sachet instant dry yeast (6g)
pinch of salt
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp olive oil
Mix flour, yeast together.
Add salt, water and oil. Combine well.
Turn onto floured board and knead.
Let rest for 50 minutes.
Let rest for another 10 minutes.
Roll out and add sauce and toppings.
Bake at 200C(400F) on pizza stone for 20 minutes.
Toppings: store bought pasta sauce, eggplant, red bell pepper, mushrooms, thinly sliced red onion, salami, several grinds of fresh pepper. Cheeses: mozzarella, emmental (a type of swiss) and parmigiano-reggiano. I pre-cooked the eggplant and red bell pepper to take out most of the moisture and pre-cooked the salami to take out the oil.
The pizza really poofed up! I think I should have pricked the dough like Ellie did. Still, it tasted great!
Notes: Next time, I will make my own sauce, the store bought one was a bit too watery. And I will add some Italian seasoning to the dough to give it more flavor. Will also try to roll out the dough thinner and prick it. And at the end, put it under the broiler to give it a little more crispiness.
It is a rainy and cold first day of October...I had to make a quick trip to the D.I.Y. store to pick up new tulip bulbs. The ones we had from last year were all clear and a bit soft...ick! I planted the new bulbs--so we'll have to wait until April to see what happens!
Have a good week!