I have to apologize for not posting anything new lately. I have not cooked anything I deem worthy enough of sharing. Hear me out…
- I tried a Lemon Chicken Slow Cooker recipe, but it was gross – seriously.
- We had a couple of roasts on Father’s Day, but again – nothing to write home about.
- There were the BLTs (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwiches), but with spinach instead of lettuce, so I guess they were BSTs – wonderful, but not original enough to share.
- I made some homemade pizza pockets – but I did not seal them correctly…. tasty, but definitely not picture worthy.
- There were brownies, but I missed a step in the recipe and it is kind of an important step – so, another recipe that will have to wait to be shared.
Geez, who let this girl have a food blog?
Ah, now there is something new I can share with you! We are officially hungryharps.com :) Very exciting, very official. Yay!
Ok, ok a recipe. I am totally excited about this one. Pizza! We all love pizza here in the Harp House, it has the key essentials of a perfect dish; bread, cheese and meat. And I can’t lie, I like the veggies too. This was the first time I had ever made pizza “from scratch” and the outcome was delightful.
Wheat Pizza Crust
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 1/3 cups wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons minced garlic
- Dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution.
- Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
- Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface. Add garlic and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour. Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out. Use for your favorite pizza recipe.
- Preheat oven to 425. If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.
- Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon ground oregano
- 2 tablespoons dried minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground paprika
- Mix everything in bowl
- Let sit for 30 minutes
The toppings I used were as follows:
Cheese, chopped spinach, more cheese, mushrooms, red onions, grilled chicken, more cheese, minced garlic and minced rosemary… and I may have put a little bit more cheese on there too. The pizza turned out delicious, Super Yum!
Pizza Sauce and Wheat Pizza Crust are both recipes adapted from Allrecipes.com