Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Pizza Night

For years now just about every single Friday I make pizza for the family. I know it sounds like it can be boring after awhile but trust me I find all kinds of ways to make pizza!!! Most of the time I use what's in the garden or in my fridge! Sometimes I use my leftovers. I love to make Mexican a lot on Thursdays cause then I have some yummy tofu and cooked veggies for me! The boys have to have their meet!!! I don't give it to them all the time cause I'm mean LOL but I did this time cause the past few times I didn't LOL well I did have some fake chicken on it a couple weeks ago and nobody know any different!!! LOL suckers!! Lately the girls want nothing on their pizza and take everything off so I decided to make some of my pizza plain for them. I added flaxseed meal and vegan parm! Gotta try and sneak in a little bit of healthy stuff! So here's the recipe I've been using for a very long time! I just started adding the Agave Nectar to it and love it! Last week I had no Olive Oil and had to use oil and the crust came out amazing!!!

Pizza Dough
3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour ( I've use whole wheat but never had much luck, it comes out too hard!
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 tsp salt
1 Pkg of yeast
1 Cup of Luke Warm Water
1 tsp Agave Nectar or Honey
Mix flour & salt in a mixer , I use my Kitchen Aide cause I can't live without it :) Make a well in the middle and pour your water in and add the yeast. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then ad the Agave Nectar or Honey, use the bread attachment for mixing and mix away! Take out and roll in a ball. Add the oil to the bowl to coat the bowl. Put your ball of dough back in and cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for about 1 hour. Then poke a hole with your finger to deflate the dough. Put some flower on your hands and knead the dough a bit. Make a ball again and put back in bowl. Put towel over it and let it rise for about 45 minutes to an hour. Now you are ready to make pizza. This recipe will make a big thick pizza or 2 kinda thin pizzas. I normally use a big cookie sheet to make one big one. But now that I eat Vegan cheese I make 2 pizzas. I like to use a glass from the cabinet to help me roll it out on my cookie sheet. Then use whatever yummy stuff you wanna top it with and bake at 375F for about 25-30 minutes deepening on how thick it is! Just let it get nice and crispy!

The Boys Pizza
What I used
~ sauce
~ mozz cheese
~ bacon ( pre- cooked )
~ onions
~ green peppers
~ fresh tomatoes
~ mushrooms
~ garlic
~ & a few jalapeƱos

Before Baking

After Baking!! Sorry everyone dug in so fast I didn't get a pic in time till after dinner!

The Girls Pizza
what I used
~ Vegan Mozz
~ Vegan Parm
~ Yellow Squash ( pre cooked)
~ Green Peppers
~ Onions
~ Garlic
~ Black Olives
~ Fresh Tomatoes
~ Italian Herbs
~ Rosemary
Before Baking

After Baking

So I'm still unsure what I'm putting on the pizza tonight? I wish I had fresh herbs to make some pesto sauce!!! Guess I'll have to go dig around the cabinets and see what I come up with!! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!! ~ Lisa ~

1 comment:

NanaDiana said...

OMGOsh- That looks absolutely delicious! Wonderful and healthy! Hugs- Diana