Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday Night Pizza

Last night we made pizza for dinner. SP made the dough Saturday afternoon in the bread machine. The ingredients:
  • 1 and 1/2 cups milk (instead of water)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 2 tsp yeast

We left it in the refrigerator overnight and around 5 pm on Sunday I got out the bowl of dough. This made enough dough for 2 pizzas. When SP got home, he shaped half the dough into the pizza crust - he didn't use a rolling pin, just his hands. Notice that this time, we sprinkled lots of cornmeal on the pizza paddle so that the dough wouldn't stick like the last time we made pizza with homemade crust!!

Our sauce was the Classico Plum Tomato sauce. The cheese was mozzarella. The toppings were chopped red pepper, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and capacola.We sprinkled some parmesan on top of it all, slid it onto the pizza stone, and baked it at 450 until the cheese was melted and beginning to brown.

This was a tasty pizza with very tasty toppings. My complaint: I much prefer a white crust, not whole wheat. SP & I often have this discussion. He likes whole wheat pizza crust, whole wheat pitas, brown rice, brown bread. I like white flour, white pitas, and white rice (I do actually really like brown bread). It's like our oil discussions: he likes using peanut oil for sauteing veggies and other cooking, he even used it in blueberry muffins once. I don't like peanut oil, not even for sauteing veggies, and I flipped when he used it in the muffins. They didn't taste very good. His defense was that peanut oil is a vegetable oil. I said that if a baked good recipe calls for vegetable oil, then you use vegetable oil, not a vegetable oil like peanut oil. Peanut oil doesn't taste good to me (and here he would argue that it doesn't really have a taste, but I can sense a difference between veggies or chicken tenders cooked in vegetable, olive, canola, or peanut oil).

Back to the pizza. It just doesn't taste like pizza to me with whole wheat flour in the crust. Healthier, maybe, but a truly yummy pizza, no. We are going to have to take turns on pizza crust or start making 2 crusts each time we make pizza, one for each of us!!

1 comment:

  1. I just ate. But oh my goodness, I'd totally scarf down that pizza right now. Looks fantastic! (Sorry if this shows up a gazillion times, Blogger wasn't letting me comment for some reason.)