Single Gourmet

I haven’t written the Single Gourmet blog for a while.  I either haven’t make anything worth writing about or forgot to take a picture.  It is still hard to cut recipes down for just one.  I still cook for two or more and have lots of left overs.

Yesterday, I wanted to make pizza.  I do have a good recipe for two 7″ pizzas. There is no waiting for the dough to rise.

Recipe:  Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Ingredients :  1 1/2 tsp. dry yeast   1/2 tsp. sugar   1/2 c warm water   1 1/4 c flour   1 Tbsp. olive oil   1/2 tsp. salt.

Dissolve yeast and sugar in water.  Let set for 10 minutes.  Add flour, oil and salt.. Beat until smooth.  I use the dough hook in the stand mixer.

IMG_2182Turn dough onto a lightly floured board.  Let rest for 5 minutes.  I put a bowl over the dough.IMG_2183




Cut into two pieces. At this point, you can make two pizzas or freeze one for a later date.  You could also make one larger pizza from the whole dough.  Roll into a circle.  If you like a thin crust, roll it thin.   Transfer crust to a lightly greased pan.  I use 7″ pie tins.  Add desired toppings.  Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

IMG_2184I used cheese, pizza sauce, and pepperoni on one pizza.      IMG_2185

IMG_2186I didn’t want two pizzas, so wondered how it would be if I made a dessert pizza using one apple, some raisins, nuts, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  It was not very good.  It would have been better with a pie crust, not a pizza crust.  Not wanting to throw it away, I whisked one egg with 1/2 c milk and a little sugar, cut up the dessert pizza and baked it for 30 minutes at 350.  Delicious bread pudding.

IMG_2188Usually, I make my own red sauce, but I was lazy and bought a can at the store.  There was some left over, so I froze it in little tins.  I’ll take it out of the tins, transfer it to freezer bags and put it back in the freezer for later use.


Have a great day and happy quilting.

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