Thursday, July 22, 2010


I made pizza the other night.  We love pizza!  Now that there are lots of yummy garden veggies, I like to experiment with different topping combinations.

Usually, all the kids get their own mini pizzas to work with.  They knead it, shape it, top it, and we bake it.  But that night, it was just me and Sweetpea.  I went with yellow squash, zucchini, green onions, fresh parsley, and our canned roasted red peppers from last years stash.  Oh, and cheese of course.

Guess what Sweetpea liked the best?

My standard pizza crust recipe is:
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. corn meal
1 scant T. yeast
1 tsp. salt
1 c. warm water
Mix all that together until it's nice and stringy.
Then add in as much white flour as you need to make a nice dough - usually about 1 - 1 1/2 cups for me.  Knead it until it's nice and elastic.  Cover it with a damp towel, and let rise for 20 - 30 minutes.  Flatten, top with whatever, bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes, top with cheese if you want cheese, and bake for another 5 - 7 minutes.   We bake ours on a pizza stone, so cooking times may vary if you use pans.

This crust happens to not be that recipe.  Nick made whole wheat bread dough the night before, so I just used that.  Also truly delicious.

I also made the standard red sauce variety.

Wish it wasn't all gone.  Writing this post is making me want more pizza!!!

What do you like to put on your pizza?


inadvertent farmer said...

Artichoke hearts, Arugala, bell peppers, pinapple, tomatoes, mushrooms, and know the typical vegetarian pizza.

I must say that when I decided to become vegan cheese on my pizza is probably what I missed most!

I am going to try your crust recipe. I'm intrigued at the cornmeal in the crust...I'll let you know how it goes! Kim

alayne said...

Mmmmm... You are making me hungry for more pizza!! I may have to make more.

Yes, I would miss cheese most if I made the jump from veggie to vegan.