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.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured board. Let rest for 5 minutes. I put a bowl over the dough.
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.
I used cheese, pizza sauce, and pepperoni on one pizza.
I 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.
Usually, 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.