Yesterday while Kim was busy making jam, I decided that we needed pizza for dinner. During the school year I buy the crust from either Trader Joe’s or use the Pillsbury ones, but since it’s summer I make it myself! I found a simple recipe from the same bread machine cookbook that makes enough dough for 2 nice sized pizzas. It keeps in the refrigerator for a week, so I will now always make this and not buy it anymore!
I topped the pizza with fresh ricotta cheese from Krieger’s, thinned with lemon juice and a little olive oil. Add salt and pepper and spread on the crust. I added thin slices of zucchini that I got at the Farmer’s Market Saturday, some kalamata olives, a little cheddar cheese that we already had grated from another day, and after it came out of the oven, topped it with a fair amount of basil that we grow at home. Delicious, easy, and I also gave the other crust to Benji and Tionna so they could make a pizza too! We also had a salad courtesy of Birdsong Farm. The lettuce is so good that we are now topping it with only a little good olive oil and balsamic vinegar. And a glass of wine for good measure.
Here’s the pizza dough recipe:
Seminola Pizza Dough
1 1/2 cups water
3 tbsp. olive oil
3 1/3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2/3 cup seminola pasta flour (durum flour) (from Beiler’s Market)
1 tbs. sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. yeast
Place all ingredients in order in the bread machine. Program on the Dough cycle and press start. When it beeps, plop out on a floured counter, knead a couple of times, cut in half, and let rest on the counter covered by a damp kitchen towel. In about 30 minutes you can make your pizza and give the other half away!
This pizza was great! We were going to do this one on the grill but I was behind with doing the jam so next pizza (hopefully) will be on the grill! Also Carolyn now has her own user ID so it won’t be so confusing as to who posted or replied.
I will be trying that pizza dough in the bread machine. Great to have an extra crust on hand. Looks yummy!
Wow – you guys had a busy day in the kitchen! The pizza looks great. Pizza is one of my favorite foods. I was just thinking that one way to use some potatoes is to make a white pizza. I’m totally going to ask Tom for a pizza night for us, inspired by your great pizza here!
JEFF! You must try this potato pizza recipe. It’s so simple that is alarming how good it turns out…have Tom make this for you guys!
Yummy – it looks great. I think we have a new candidate for pizza night – thanks for sharing the link!