Hey kids! I'm so excited to guest blog for the wonderful Talia while she's off galavanting in Disneyland! So without further ado, Tasty Tuesday! Yum!
Hello, my name is Ashley, and I'm a pizza addict. Yes, it's true, I'm obsessed. Chris and I probably eat pizza at least once a week. Sometimes we order, but my absolute favorite is when we make it. Mmmmm, delicious. I want to continue the tradition once Chris and I have kids and let them help make it and pick toppings. I'll either be known as the totally cool mom that makes pizza all or time, or the freaky weird mom that doesn't order pizza hut like a normal person. I'll keep you updated.. ;)
Anyway. Here is my favorite dough and sauce recipe. Toss together a quick salad, give your hubby a beer, and you've got a happy family. Enjoy!
• 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
• 1 1/2 cups warm water
• 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for rolling
• 2 teaspoons salt
• 1 scant tablespoon honey
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus some additional for coating the bowl/greasing the trays
In a large bowl, combine the yeast and warm water. Stir to dissolve the yeast and allow the mixture to rest for 5 minutes.
Mix half of the flour and yeast mixture and blend until smooth with your hands. Add the salt and honey and mix to blend. Sift in the remaining flour and mix to blend.
Knead for 5 minutes. Place the dough inside a lightly oiled large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest in a warm place, about 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in volume.
Roll out the dough.
• 1 (4-ounce) can tomato paste
• 1 1/2 cups water
• 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 tomato
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• Salt and pepper
• 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
• 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
• 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Mix everything together in a food processor. No cooking necessary, just spread on dough.
Put on whatever toppings you want. I used mozzarella and feta cheese and black olives. Bake at 450' for 8-10 mins.
Put in your tummy. Yummy.