Saturday, February 21, 2015

Polar Pizza

A Saturday snow day allowed plenty of time for bread making, and this Arab bread recipe made 2-7 inch pizza crusts and 4 pita breads.

Arab Bread

(Serves 6)

Mix together in mixing bowl:
1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 12 teaspoon dry yeast

Heat water to 125 F.
1 cup water
Add to dry ingredients.  Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.

With dough hook in place, knead on low speed, gradually adding flour until dough leaves sides of bowl:
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

Place dough in bowl sprayed with Pam.  Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise until double in bulk.

Punch dough down.  Divide in 6 pieces.  Heat oven to 400 F.

Roll each piece into a round.  I baked 4 of the rounds on a stone in the very hot oven for 10 minutes each.

I added the remaining 2 rounds to 7 inch pizza pans sprayed with Pam.  Pinch dough around sides of pan.

Sausage & Spinach Pizza 

(Serves 2)  

Top each unbaked dough with:
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
3 tablespoons ricotta cheese, part-skim
1/2  2 ounce Turkey Italian Sausage link, partially cooked and sliced

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shredded 
1/4 cup fresh spinach, snipped
Sprinkle with Mrs. Dash.
Bake for 12 minutes at 400 F.

My tomato sauce is from Vegetables Accidentally 

Simple Tomato Sauce

Saute onion in olive oil until soft:
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 teaspoon olive oil

1 can no-added salt diced tomatoes (I pulsed mine in a food processor for a few seconds to blend)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Simmer for 30 minutes, covered.



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