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Homemade Pizza Night


Tonight we made supper for our small group and we decided to make homemade pizza. We don’t normally make a lot of pizza…I don’t think I’ve made it for 2 years! But tonight was a special night. Bella and I made the dough in the bread machine during the day, and then assembled the pizzas right before everyone arrived. The crust was soooooo tasty, that I just had to share the recipe. It’s super easy to make pizza dough in a bread machine, just set it to “dough” and you’re good to go. Our machine takes 90 minutes for the dough cycle.

* 2 teaspoons dried granulated yeast
* 3 cups bread flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 cup water, plus 2 tablespoons water (warm / 80 deg)

After I pulled it out of the machine, I put it in a bowl greased with olive oil and covered it with a wet towel. This kept it moist for a couple of hours until we were ready to make them.

Our toppings were pretty simple…just sauce, mushrooms, and cheese. Well, rice cheese. I’ve gone dairy free again (and feel soooo much better), so I picked up some rice cheese yesterday with the hopes that it would melt a little and remind me of the oooey gooey mucous-forming cow’s cheese that I’ve grown to love. I was pleasantly surprised…it did melt quite well and tasted really good! Yay. Don’t worry, I didn’t subject our small group to the rice cheese. I even added pepperoni to their pizza 🙂 We made some romaine salad with homemade balsamic dressing and it was a perfect meal.

Side notes:

  • My favorite homemade pizza topping combination is artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, fresh basil, and feta.
  • The best vegan pizza I’ve ever had at a restaurant was in Boulder, CO at Playgrounds Cafe. It consisted of roasted yams, roasted red peppers, tofu, pesto, and tomatoes. Yum!
  • My favorite frozen pizza is Amy’s Roasted Vegetable No Cheese Pizza: shitake mushrooms, roasted red peppers, sweet caramelized onions, and marinated artichoke hearts. So, so, so good.
  • I sent Matt on a mission to find me a bread machine awhile back, and he brought home a really nice one for $6.00. Thank you thrift store!

January 28, 2009 at 4:35 am 21 comments

Pesto Pizza

This was the first meal I made in the kitchen in our new apartment. However…the oven was pretty much worthless and it took about an hour to melt the cheese! They are replacing our oven…yay! It was still delicious.

I started with garlic naan and topped it with pesto. Then I added some sliced roma tomatoes, artichokes, feta and romano cheeses and topped it all off with an Italian blend of cheeses and melted it all up in the oven. Yum. Yum. Yum. It was so fast and easy. Everyone had their own personal pizza and we devoured them.

March 16, 2007 at 9:32 pm 12 comments

Homemade Pizza Night

Yummy! Whole wheat crust topped with olive oil, fresh garlic, fresh basil leaves, heirloom tomatoes, feta and italian cheeses. I made the crust in the bread machine. It was perfectly crispy on the bottom and soft throughout.

Whole Wheat Crust
1 cup water, room temperature
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

This made enough for 2 crusts.

July 27, 2006 at 5:43 am 1 comment


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