Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Waffle Maker Pizzas

A yeast dough waffle batter, filled with our favorite Italian accompaniments, made for a crunchy hot "pizza".  The cheese was melted perfectly inside the crunchy dough and the pieces were very hot.  We dipped ours in homemade marinara sauce.  Fillings included two cheeses, Italian sausage, diced cherry tomatoes, snipped fresh oregano, sauteed peppers, onions and pepper.  I made the dough this morning and let it rise in a covered refrigerator bowl all day.  This is not necessary. . . I simply was to be gone all day and did not want to mix the dough after a long day.  Recipe adapted from All Recipes.

Yeast Waffle Dough

(Makes 8 squares)

Scald milk;  cool to lukewarm.  Stir in buttery spread.
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup Earth Balance Buttery Spread

In bowl of electric mixer with dough hook in place, beat flour, yeast and sugar mixture with milk and buttery spread for 2 minutes on medium speed.
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Add egg, soda and salt.  Beat for 2 minutes.
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt

Gradually add remaining dough and mix on low for 5 minutes.
3/4 cup whole wheat flour

Place dough in bowl sprayed with olive oil.  Let rise for 45 minutes at room temperature or all day refrigerated.

Stir dough down.
On preheated waffle maker, place 2 tablespoons of batter in each square.  Top with fillings of choice.  Cover with 2 tablespoons of batter.  Close waffle maker cover and bake until brown and crispy. 



1 comment:

  1. Delicious, I am so hungry that I want to have it right now. Going to try it out and hope that it will be as delicious as it looks. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us