Friday, May 23, 2008

easy pizza

I saw this recipe on a show the other week.

This show features many O-ne (o-nay) or effeminate males. It is amazing how open they are about showing these guys off on television, but no one really "talks" about being gay.

Anyway, the recipe is really easy and takes no time at all.

Adapted from O-nemans television show.

Crust: Makes 1 crispy crust pizza (25 cm or 9 inches)
3 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon herb de provence
salt and pepper to taste

Mix well until a dough forms.
Spread parchment paper on the bottom of your frying pan.
Press out the dough until you get a very thin crust.
On low heat, cook the first side for 10 minutes
After 10 minutes, flip over and cook for another 4.

Easy sauce: enough for two or three pizzas
1 400g (32 oz) can of whole tomatoes
1 clove garlic, crushed with knife
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
3 leaves basil, julienne

Heat oil and add garlic, take off heat.
Add tomatoes and break up. Put back onto medium heat.
Add bay leaf, basil and seasonings.
Heat for 7 to 8 minutes.

Putting pizza together: After cooking crust, paint on some oil and then put some sauce, add your toppings and cheese. Let cook on low until cheese melts (about 4 minutes).


NOTES: I had a hard time getting the dough to spread out onto the pan, but once it was on the parchment paper, it was easy to cook. It is best to cook your toppings before putting it onto the pizza. Also, do not to put too much sauce.

Satoshi felt it was too bready. I think I need to spread the dough out thinner. I also want to try making my own bread crumbs, the panko that they sell in Japan is made with shortening.

UPDATE: I tried this recipe again, this time, using a rolling pin to flatten out the dough. And dividing the dough in half to make 2 small sized pizza crusts. Put the dough in between of two pieces of parchment paper. Roll out very thin.

Wanted to show you what happened when I put this in the oven to re-heat. The element in my oven is on top and comes down when I toast or grill...I guess it touched the parchment. The scary part was that the parchment paper didn't smell like it was burning, so I didn't realize it was....

Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

I would have never thought to use panko for a pizza crust, so interesting!

I also just made pizza the other day and realized the same thing...should have rolled it out a little thinner.

Tamakikat said...

Hi there.

That's an interesting oven function you have.Glad only the paper burnt and there was no smell/real mess to clean up.

How did the 2nd pizza taste?

Actually I saw the same show however when the presenters went OTT (=Over The Top) doing the cooking segment it put me off wanting to try the recipe out. Your post has made me curious though.


K and S said...

I hope you give it a try, Lori & Tamakikat.

The 2nd time I tried it, I thought it came out thinner, didn't let Satoshi try it though. :(

Take care you two.

Rowena said...

OMG! The idea of effeminate asian males and food on a cooking show was just to hard too resist looking up on youtube. Is this it? Hehe...just before finding that though, I found another show called Hard Gay and the Cooking Show. Too funny, man u guys got some great stuff on tv. Hard Gay was cracking me up!

K and S said...

Yup, that's the show, Rowena! I'm gonna check out the other link you left on the comments :)

Take care.

K and S said...

Rowena, that Hard Gay guy is actually straight, he got married last year and has a baby. The O-nemans are for real!!

Take care.

Rowena said...

I love Hard Gay! (and yep, I read the comment where somebody said he was married with a baby). I think his show is just too funny, he's hilarious! And the people who think it's weird, especially the clip with the kids, well they are just too prissy. Heck he got that cute little japanese boy to eat green bell peppers with peanut butter! What parent can actually pull that off?

K and S said...

A few years back when he was popular, Rowena, you should have seen all the kids going around saying "Foo!" all around the place and posing like him, too funny!

Take care.