Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pizza Pizza!

One of my other hobbies is cooking.  I have in my blog description a mention that we are a whole foods family and are very interested in our nutrition and staying fit and healthy.  I've always planned on sharing a little more of that here, I just wasn't sure if there was any interest.
I thought I'd give it a whirl tonight, I made a great homemade pizza today that was easy and nutritious!  If you'd like to give it a try, the whole process took less than an hour.





Sauce:
1 Can crushes tomatoes
1/2 stick butter
small chopped onion
1 Teaspoon beef stock powder (like bullion cubes)
Salt, Pepper, Basil, tiny bit Oregano
1/4 Parmesan Cheese I used Parmesan Reggiano (sheeps milk) 
Combine everything and bring to a boil, let simmer for 15 minutes turn off the heat




Crust: 
3 Cups  White Unbleached OR  Oat bread flour
2 Tablespoons Yeast
2 Teaspoons Sea Salt
2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
1 Teaspoon Basil
1 Teaspoon onion powder 

combine everything and whisk a bit in the bowl

Have ready two cups of warm water and 1/4 cup flour

add about one cup of the water to the flour mixture and keep adding and mixing by hand, until you have a nice dough ball forming. 

once your dough is formed , sprinkle the flour on the counter or pastry board and work in a little bit at a tine to get a very formed ball that is try on the outside and easy to knead.  need for about 2 miniutes. Divide the dough in half and let it rest for a few minutes.  

while the dough is resting , I get out two large  cookie sheets for baking, line with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat ( I use a baking mat).

Take one of the dough balls shape into a log place on lined cookie sheet and roll it out over the pan - I use a 4"inch rolling pin made for pasta rolling. when it is rolled out to cover the pan I sprinkle with olive oil and coat the dough evenly and thinly.  
repeat with the next dough ball and pan.

I think It's more work typing this out than doing it

Use what you have for the toppings
For these Pizzas, I loaded them up with spinach, then added my sauce
added chicken and a bit of sausage,very little shredded Manchego cheese  and a little more sauce.

Baked at 400 for about 15 minutes. 

DeLish!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!
Ginny M







3 comments:

  1. Wow I have been looking for a pizza recipe. I lost mine while we were moving. This sounds awesome. A must use, thank you bunches

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  2. OMG, that pizza looks so rustic and delish! Straight out of Cuisine magazine. I'd truly try out your recipe, Ginny, but the one and ONLY time I tried my hand at pizza dough, I swore never again. Turns out when I have flour spread out all over my kitchen counters, my OCD kicks in high speed!! I turn into a neurotic OCD mess. Crystal

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