Dec 17, 2008

meals day 8

Vegetarian pizza

us **** out of ****

kids **** out of ****

pizza crust: usually I do the stuff from the box. But sometimes I do this really yummy one:

2 tsp sugar
4 1/2 tsp yeast
mix in 1/2 c. warm water(not really hot, but hotter than skin temp)
wait 5 min.

add 4 c flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 c. olive oil.

add 1 cup water, mix with a fork.
knead 8-10 minutes, add flour if sticky.
oil a bowl and put the dough in. Put an oiled cloth on top and put in a warm area of your kitchen.

let it rise 1 hour.

punch down, let it rise 45 minutes.

stretch the dough out (a good way is to take it out and let gravity do the job, let the dough droop into a flat, fairly even thing. or you can do it the traditional way and try to throw it. I've not had good results that way). Sometimes I cheat and use the rolling pin a little... but go easy on the kneading/rolling at this stage.

bake for 10 minutes.

Add toppings and bake for as long as the pizza takes to be done.

Toppings we like:

garlic alfredo sauce
baby spinach leaves
tomatoes,sliced thin
onions, sliced thin
sliced olives
sliced mushrooms
zuchini, sliced thin
mozzarella cheese (soooo much more delicious on pizza than cheddar)

it's so good. Seriously, guys... try this one. Vegetarian or not, your family will love it.


David L said...

I love your pizzas. I like the dough you make the most.

Heather said...

Yum, that sounds good. I'll have to try it. Here's our pizza crust we usually use:

NoSurfGirl said...

Awesome... a whole wheat pizza crust recipe. Have always wanted to find a good recipe that doesn't use white flour.

NoSurfGirl said...

thanks, Dave. It's nice to get good feedback on the meals I work hard at :)

Heather said...

Here's another pizza dough recipe I found somewhere (I'm not sure where now...). It looks really good, but I haven't tried it yet.

Spinach Pizza Dough

1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, undrained and uncooked
1 T olive oil
1 T honey
1/2 t salt
3 c. whole wheat flour
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water

Dissolve yeast in water, let stand 5 minutes. Combine rest of the ingredients and stir well. Cover and let stand 15 minutes. Knead 5 to 8 times. Roll into desired size crusts. Place on pizza pan sprayed with cooking spray or spread liquid lecithin / oil mixture. Bake 425 for 5 minutes. Freezes really well.

Heather said...

Oh I found the source for that spinach pizza dough:

shanfam said...

I love getting healthy new recipes. Thanks for sharing. Cant wait to try it.

Lucy Stern said...

sounds really good....My bread machine makes really good pizza dough and I have bought the store bought dough in the tubes....Those toppings sound delish......

I will have to check out Heather's whole wheat recipe....