July 11, 2010

Grab That Dough

And make some pizza. I have been craving pizza for days. I could taste the doughy, chewy dough and all I wanted was for it to be in my mouth. Tonight I finally got my wish.

The dough is homemade! The first time I've had, and helped, make dough from scratch. The recipe was modified from here, but subbed whole wheat for 75% of the flour, agave for honey, and added a tsp of ground flax. Oh, 1/2 tsp each of rosemary and thyme was added as well. There was enough for two hefty personal pizzas.

I topped mine with my white bean spread, but modified a bit. This time I used:
- 1 15oz can (no salt added) cannellini beans
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp reserved bean liquid
- Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tsp oregano
- S&P

Then layered on lightly caramelized onions, crimini mushrooms and fresh basil. Baked at 475 for 12-15 minutes until the doughy, chewy crust is complete.

This pizza was superb. The dough was perfectly dense and chewy, the onions left an interesting sweet taste on the palette and the lemon worked really well in the "sauce". I was apprehensive about combining lemons with onions and mushrooms, but it all worked quite well; the freshness of the zest combined with the fresh basil was quite lovely and bright.

I had two pieces plus:

Mocktails a la Kath (sparkling mineral water + lime)

and a salad monster

Now I'm sipping tea while watching I Love Lucy (marathon on Hallmark!). Wonderful Sunday indeed.


  1. Oh, I love pizza. This one looks good. The fresh basil must have been great.

  2. Few things are better than fresh herbs. Mmm.

  3. Looks heavenly. Nothing beats a homemade pizza in my opinion.

  4. I was actually inspired by you, Heather! I want to start doing a weekly pizza night and experiment with new kinds each time. :)

  5. I take that as a huge compliment! I look forward to your experiments.