Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pizza Monday!!! (2 Recipes)

Most of you know Fridays is movie night and pizza! I love trying out new recipes for the dough, sadly I have been too adventurous on toppings do the boys. The dough is fair game!!! Here are 2 new ones I've tried out and loved!
Also had a thought that I should start a Monday Recipe Meme. What do you think? Would anyone like to link up? I love the Make Something Monday but I think I may be the only one still doing it and I love new recipes so thought it might be fun to start a new Monday link up :). Let me know what you think, maybe I can come up with a cool name and a button. Any Names you think of let me know :).
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First Pizza is from the Food Network.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Recipe Courtesy of Curtis Aikens

Ingredients

  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Proof yeast in a measuring cup with lukewarm water.

In a food processor add whole wheat and all purpose flours, proofed yeast, oil mixed with honey and salt. Pulse processor to combine all ingredients. Then process until the dough forms a ball on the blade. Remove dough to a large oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until dough has doubled in bulk.

Punch down dough and transfer to a floured board and knead briefly. Divide dough into 4 equal portions and roll each piece into a ball. Place the balls of dough, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Bring the dough to room temperature before proceeding.

On a floured board roll and stretch each piece of dough into a 7 to 8-inch circle. Place each circle on a wooden pizza peel or pizza pan and top as desired.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. and bake 7 to 8 minutes per pizza.

ALEXIS NOTES: I used our favorite Turkey Pepperoni, I also used it as one pizza instead of two. It was a nice thick crust and I made a little lip like the a real pizza store :).
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Our second pizza was a twist on a bisquick pizza. I'm not sure I really like the twist that was made. From the sound of the recipe the toppings would kind of sink into the dough. When I did the recipe the dough wasn't really sticky like you would think. I may have to play with it again.

Crazy Crust Pizza found on About. com
Ingredients:

1-1/2 lbs. ground beef

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1-1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning blend

1/8 tsp. white pepper

2/3 cup milk

2 eggs, beaten

4 oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cup shredded Colby cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 cups pizza sauce

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook ground beef and onion in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until beef is browned and onion is tender, stirring to break up meat. Drain well and set aside. Lightly grease 14" round pizza pan and dust with flour. Set aside. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, seasoning blend and pepper and mix well. Add milk and eggs and stir just until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan, tilting pan as necessary so batter covers bottom of pan. Sprinkle cooked ground beef, onions, and drained mushrooms over batter.

Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes until pizza is golden brown. Remove pizza from oven, drizzle with pizza sauce and sprinkle with shredded cheeses. Return to oven for 12-18 minutes until crust is deep golden brown and cheese is melted.

ALEXIS NOTES: It felt like it needed a little extra liquid in the crust. I used whole wheat flour and skipped the mushrooms since everyone here is not big fans. I think it needs a little tweaking to make it just right.

19 comments:

  1. I'd like to make a whole-wheat pizza crust that my family would actually eat. :) Thanks for this recipe!

    I have no ideas for a Monday meme name, but if you start one, I'll link up. I can't promise every week, but probably a couple of times a month.

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  2. Yummy! I'm so with you on the mushrooms yuck! Hope you had a great weekend:)

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  3. i HATE mushrooms too...
    and oh do you think it says something about me that you can make me SO TERRIBLY hungry at 10:30 in the morning... lol

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  4. that is so yummy poser. I love mushroom though. I think you should do a link up. I know a ton of people will come. I do not cook much but I could join in..

    What's cooking in your house?
    could be a name or button..

    Have a great day..

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  5. I have mixed results with whole wheat things. I LOVE whole spaghetti, but don't like whole wheat mostaccioli noodles at all.

    I am intrigued with using it in pizza though.

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  6. Great recipes! Thanks for following my blog. I am following both of yours! You live in Tacoma?? That is my hometown! Wow!

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  7. superb, I love pizza, used to make my own, maybe after reading these recipes I may start again xx

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  8. we had pizza 2nite :D i dunno why but i just couldnt stop thinking about pizza alllll wkend! so i spent this morning preparing tomatoes and herbs from the garden for a slow all day cooked pizza sauce then made dough and whipped up pizzas and ohhh boy it hit the spot!

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  9. You have some really great pizza varieties on your blog. I love that you branch out and keep varying the same food. It's fabulous!

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  10. The whole wheat dough with the honey sounds delicious. Hubby is the pizza maker at our house, I'll give it to him! We always use the turkey pepperoni, too. It tastes exactly the same as the regular and so much less fat!

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  11. I think a monday recipe meme sounds like a wonderful idea.

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  12. Hi!!

    we are away on vacation, I was thinking that tonight should be a pizza night!! This great recipe post confirms that!! I am not a fan of mushrooms either! I can't wait to try this!

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  13. Hi!!

    we are away on vacation, I was thinking that tonight should be a pizza night!! This great recipe post confirms that!! I am not a fan of mushrooms either! I can't wait to try this!

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  14. Thank you, pizza is my favorite. Actually we had pizza last night and most likely we will have our normal Friday night pizza. Love all the pepperoni, can never have too much!

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  15. Yummy - pizza night! As you know, we're not so big on whole wheat crust, but the turkey pepperoni is pretty good.
    Thanks for always thinking of great new recipes for us.

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  16. I fear yeast... help me!

    If I actually got in the kitchen TO cook something worthy of a blog post, I would love to link up! LOL I don't feel worthy of that, though. ROFL

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