03 October 2011

making pizza is fun. {vegetarian}

3 October 2011

A little pizza dough can go a long way. It is easy, fun & tastes like self pride--for making a dough instead of breaking down & buying one!

Pizza Dough
makes 1 pizza 

1 TBL yeast
1 tsp. honey
1 1/2c warm water, wrist temperature

  1. combine in a large bowl. Let stand for 10-12 minutes 

31/2c spelt flour or all-purpose flour 
a big pinch of coarse sea salt
a big pinch of cracked pepper
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

  1. start stirring into yeast mixture. Roll out onto a floured surface. 

1-2c flour for kneading

  1. began adding flour & kneading until dough is no longer sticky and becomes elastic.
  2. rub a little olive oil to a big bowl & put the dough in & cover with tea towel. Let rest for 40-60 minutes in a warm, non-drafty place until doubled in size. 
  3. punch dough in the center & roll back out onto floured surface & cut dough into desired dough-ball amounts. For instance, I only made a half batch of this recipe this week because I was all by my lonesome & then cut the dough into 3--therefore, 3 separate meals. 
  4. roll out to desired size & shape. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grease a baking sheet & sprinkle with a little cornmeal. 
  5. roll out the dough, brush it with a little garlic oil & baked it for 5 minutes. 
  6. Then put on the marinara sauce, toppings, cheese & baked for an additional 10-15 minutes until bubbly & slightly golden.

Zingy Tomato Sauce
For this pizza I added caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese & this sauce...but pizza options are endless...let your imagination run wild.

3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 chile, minced
3 sprigs of oregano, leaves picked
extra virgin olive oil

  1. combine in a pot over medium heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes being careful the garlic does not burn.
1 28oz can of organic crushed tomatoes

  1. add to pot and simmer for 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally. 
a swig of balsamic vinegar
sea salt & cracked pepper

  1. add to pot & stir. 

happy eatings & cheers!

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