Monday, January 2, 2017

Egg All Around Pizza

An egg makes a great entree, and is an ideal protein source we always have in the refrigerator.  This individual "farmhouse" pizza has a soft whole wheat dough topped with apples, cheese and a little ham and cooked on stove top.  After cracking an egg on top, it's placed under the broiler for 4 minutes.  Voila!  The result is magnificent!  Here's how I made it:

Farmhouse Pizza

(Serves 2)

In the bowl of an electric mixer, with dough hook in place, mix flour, yeast, sugar and seed.  Slowly add warm water.  Mix on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl.
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon rapid rise dry yeast
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon caraway seed
1/4 cup warm (125 F degree) water

Add oil, salt and a little flour.  Beat 2 minutes at low speed.
1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt

Slowly add additional flour, kneading after each addition until dough forms a ball and leaves sides of bowl. 
1/4 cup whole wheat flour 
Place dough in bowl greased with olive oil spray.  Cover and let rise 45 minutes.

Divide dough in half.  Press each half into bottom of 6 inch cast iron skillets.  

Mix ricotta cheese with garlic, basil, Gruyere cheese and apple.
1/4 cup ricotta cheese, part skim
1 garlic clove
3 small basil leaves, snipped
2 tablespoon Gruyere cheese, finely grated
1/4 cup apple with peel, finely diced
Divide ricotta mixture (about 2 1/2 tablespoon each) and place on top of dough in skillets.  Spread and press ricotta mixture into top of dough, pressing dough up sides of pan and leaving about 1/4 inch border around edge.

Top each pizza with 1/2 ounce diced ham, 2 teaspoon Parmigiana cheese and desired vegetables.
1 ounce ham, diced
4 teaspoon Parmigiana cheese, grated
2 tablespoon sweet pepper, sliced
2 tablespoon diced grape tomatoes

Cook each pizza on preheated stove top (covered) for 5 minutes.

Crack one egg on top of each pizza.  Place in preheated oven under broiler for 4 minutes.  Garnish with additional peppers or tomatoes.

 Can you believe, I also ground my own flour for these pizzas?  Seems Santa (my husband) thought I was a good girl and answered my request for a personal flour mill for Christmas.  This one grinds a small amount of grain at a time.  To get the flour for this recipe, I ground 1/2 cup of wheat berries on a fine setting.  The result was delicious!  I'm going to enjoy grinding different grains. 



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