Monday, May 13, 2013

Pizza Night!

We've still got tomatoes in the greenhouse and they are the redest, sweetest tomatoes ever. But they weren't going to last for ever so we thought, why not have some home made pizza.
I made some dough in the breadmaker. I couldn't find my wee recipe book, so I went online and found one that I hadn't used before.
It was lovely and had a great flavour, so here it is.

Pizza dough recipe
2 teaspoons dried granulated yeast
3 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup water, plus
2 tablespoons water

Once the dough has been made leave it for around half an hour in a well oiled bowl, then you can roll it out. This made 4 very, very thin based pizzas.

I had to adapt it a bit as it was too solid, so I actually added about another tablespoon of oil and same again of water. This loosened it up a lot. It was still thicker than the usual dough I make, but it actually rolled out a lot better, so I think I'll use this one again. ( but another reason it may have been more solid is that I think my yeast was dead!) 
Lovely tomatoes and some basil. (in one of my bowls!)


 We have very basic pizzas in our house. So all we put on them is some cooked down, home made passata, some home made feta ( or mozzarella) some tomatoes and some basil. And that's it.



We didn't light the pizza oven this time, we just used our oven in the house with the pizza stone, and apart from some pretty terrible sliding of pizza by me, they were perfect!!


 And yesterday was mother's day. I am a doggy mum, so to celebrate this fact we had lovely crepes for breakfast. Yum.

15 comments:

  1. Looks quite yummy! Happy Mother's Day to a wonderful Doggy Mum. xox

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    1. Aw thank you! we had a lovely day :)

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  2. Gorgeous looking pizza, you can't beat the simplest of pizzas made with the best homemade/homegrown ingredients can you.

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    1. I totally agree, we never go for the million toppings pizza. Most we'd add to this is perhaps a wee bit of pepperami!

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  3. What lovely pictures, and your pizza looks delicious :)

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    1. it was so good - and when I say 'it' I really mean they - we had 2 of them!

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  4. Hi Laura, lovely looking pizza. Do you keep your yeast in the fridge?

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    1. I dont! I did once though - the only problem is that I buy a big jar of the dried yeast and never use it all before it goes out of date - the one I used was out of date by quite a bit!!

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  5. Anonymous7:20 pm

    The pizza's look amazing. Everything from you own garden is a good feeling. Louise

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    1. yep, there's something about being able to go out and 'pick' dinner.

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  6. Nothing beat homemade pizza. It looks superb! And so fresh with all your homemade/homegrown ingredients!

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    1. I want another one tonight!!!

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  7. Yum. My brother-in-law has a wood oven and he tried a new dough recipe the last time we visited. Half flour half yoghurt! I think it's a Jaimie Oliver recipe. The bases were light, chewy and very moreish! Have a great weekend! ♥♥♥

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    1. Oh I so need to have a look for that recipe sounds wonderful. Thanks x

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  8. That pizza dough recipe might come in handy in the future. Thanks for the recipe! And pizza really tastes great when you have fresh ingredients for the sauce, especially one that came right from your own wee farm. :)

    Carlene

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