Thursday, April 22, 2010

good friday pizza

I'm going to share a pizza dough recipe that is perfect for Friday nights. It is quick and easy - really the only person I know who could not make this is my mum. We used to have it on Saturday nights growing up and it was the one thing my dad made better than mum. I even watched her try and make the dough one time and it didn't work - the strangest thing. Anyway - here is the recipe for the dough.
2 c flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 c milk
1/3 c vegetable oil

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl until they form a dough. Divide in two and roll each half into the shape you want your pizza - it will make 2 - 12" pizzas.
Top with your favorite toppings and bake for 25 minutes at 325 deg F.

Here I topped the pizza with tomato sauce, torn spinach leaves, sliced mushrooms, sliced red pepper, sliced onion, crumbled feta and grated parmesan - for Good Friday. Here is the baked and half eaten pizza.

I have several favorite versions of this - one is to top the dough with a good amount of pesto followed by onion, spinach, mushrooms, ham or bacon and feta/parmesan. Another current favorite is to top the dough with grated mozarella, carmelized onion, torn pieces of prociuto (sp) and lots of grated parmesan. Other combinations include roasted red potato slices with rosemary, feta, olives, onion and parmesan or barbequed chicken, bechamel, onion, mushrooms and get the idea. Experiment in your kitchen. Eat and enjoy!

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