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Monday, January 6, 2014

Yummy Mummy Monday: Home Made Pizza!


Since it's resolution time, I bet a lot of you have save more money somewhere on your list. ;)
And I bet another one is eating healthier? I bet I have you all figured out, don't I????

To help you on your road to success, why not try making homemade pizza next time you have a craving for delivery? (I'll try not to sound like one of those 'it's not delivery...' commercials)

I usually make my pizza dough in my bread maker, but the dough recipe below will also work if you mix it by hand & allow it to rise for an hour or two. There's so many variations, you'll be able to make your family's favourites; I've listed the ingredients for a variety of favourites below!

Yummy Mummy Recipe: Homemade Pizza!

For the Dough:

2 tsp dried granulated yeast
3 cups all purpose flour (I usually do half whole wheat and half unbleached flour)
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup water
Plus
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp warm water if making dough by hand
If you're using a bread maker, follow the manufacturer's instructions for what ingredients to add first. 

For the Toppings:
(based on one pizza)
1 can pizza sauce
1- 2 cups grated mozzarella and/ or cheddar (or your favourite!) depending how cheesy you like your pizza
For pizza topping combos see options below!

Directions:
1. To make the dough by hand, activate the yeast by mixing in a cup with warm water; let sit for a few minutes.
2. While yeast is activating, combine other ingredients in a bowl
3. Add yeast & combine well
4. Roll dough into a large ball; remove from bowl, coat bowl with olive oil & return dough to bowl; cover and allow dough to rise for an hour or so.If making dough in a bread maker, the allotted time allows for the dough to rise
5. While dough is rising/ in machine, prepare your toppings
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
7. When dough is ready, turn onto a floured surface and roll to approx 1/2" thick; place rolled crust onto baking sheet/ pizza pan
8. Partially cook pizza crust for 10 minutes, or until just turning golden brown (you may need to pop a few bubbles)
9. Remove crust from oven; scoop & spread pizza sauce over crust, followed by toppings & cheese
10. Cook for another 10 minutes, or until crust & cheese is cooked & melted the way you like it!

Deluxe
1 green pepper, diced
1/2 white onion, diced
5-6 mushrooms, sliced
1 can sliced olives
100gr ham & pepperoni, sliced thin (ok, so not so healthy, but a yummy treat!)

Hawaiian/ Ham & Pineapple
100 gr ham, sliced thin
1 can pineapples, diced
BONUS: 100 gr bacon= my fave!!!

Vegetarian:
1 green pepper, diced
1/2 white onion, diced
5-6 mushrooms, sliced
1 medium- large tomato, sliced thin
1 can sliced olives

Margherita:
1 medium- large tomato, sliced thin
1 bunch fresh basil, chopped (approx 1 cup, unpacked) 

I hope the above combos give you a good jumping off point of how much you'll need (I didn't list anything for classic faves like pepperoni or cheese, because I figure those are pretty self explanatory). Obviously once you've made a few, you'll know how much your family likes and adjust accordingly. Great. Now I want pizza. Haha, enjoy!!! <3





Image Source: http://www.thefoodielovers.com/2012/07/pizza-margherita-with-home-made-pizza-base/