Who says pizza can’t be healthy?? This weekend is all about relaxation. I have sipped wine by the fire reading a book, enjoyed a walk in the sunshine, and had some fun in the kitchen. Homemade pizza – it’s the way to go!
I don’t know where the dough recipe first came from – I have been using it for years. The only modification – I sub in about a 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour – I have yet to have much luck with adding more and keeping a perfect crust.
- 3 cups flour (I usually do 1/2 cup whole wheat, 2 1/2 cups all purpose)
- 1 pkg (2 1/4 tsp) dry active yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- Mix all dry ingredients together, then add
- 1 cup warm water with 2 tbsp vegetable oil.
Knead together until you have a nice consistency in your dough. Makes enough for 2 pizzas. I usually wrap half the dough in saran and throw in the fridge for the next day.
When ready, spread the dough on a large pizza pan, top as desired and bake at 375 F for 20 – 25 minutes.
The beauty of pizza – dress as you like. Today, I ran out of red peppers (they all went on yesterdays pizza!!!), so I added broccoli to the mix. Some thinly sliced sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, sweet vidalia onions, sliced honey ham and crumbled goats cheese to round out the toppings and voila – a delish pizza on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
#1 Balsamic Vinegar – reduce to make a thicker sauce and drizzle – adds a little extra zing and loads of flavour
#2 Rocket/Arugula – so good for you in so many ways, also adding a fresh flavour and nutritious goodness!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend. It’s pizza time!