Sunday, June 29, 2008

one local pepper pizza...

we have been getting lots of sweet peppers through our csa this season. beautiful peppers of several different varieties. moonpie and i like to eat them raw, but we got so many last week that i thought to cook some up and add them to our wed. night pizza (that actually was made on friday- but who's keeping records?). so here is the recipe for our weekly pizza:

(loosely adapted from lucy burney's immunity foods for healthy kids)

preheat oven to 375'

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp mixed herbs

1 cup lukewarm water

2 tsp instant yeast

4 tbsp oil

(i usually throw in half of a grated zucchini)

mix up the dough and let sit while you get your toppings ready. disclaimer: no babies were harmed in the making of this pizza crust. he stands there until i turn off the mixer and then dives in. raw dough is a hot commodity in our house!

roll out the dough

place on lightly oiled and dusted (i use corn meal) pizza pan (i'd use a stone if i had one!)

add pizza sauce (this night i used spaghetti sauce because it's all i had on hand)

layer on toppings- we always start with some sort of leafy green and put on whatever else we have lying around. this night we used peppers, tomatoes and basil.

add cheese (as my sister would say "mozzarella makes it swell-a)

bake for about 20 minutes (or until cheese gets golden)

that's it! i love this recipe because it is easy! the dough doesn't have to rise and all steps can include little helpers. like i mentioned before, we eat this pizza once a week on movie night. and btw- moonpie pulled all her peppers off. looks like raw is the only way to go with this girl! : )


Steph said...

That looks and delicious!!!! I'm so glad that you posted this...maybe Braelyn and I will have a girl's pizza and movie night this week while daddy's at camp.

Bring on the recipe posts! I love 'em!!!

The Kramer Family said...

Oh my! I'm so glad you are posting some recipes! I can't wait to read more......hint, hint!

This crust recipe looks great! I will be trying this one.

Thanks for sharing.

Coby said...

I am excited about the recipe, but I have to say that I particularly liked the one booted brother the sauce picture... :)Tammie

Kellybird said...

that is the most beautiful pizza i've ever seen.

katelnorth said...

nice looking pizza - we usually make our own, too - so much yummier! (and healthier)

Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog - it was nice to "meet" you.

Coby said...
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Coby said...

can you mail a pizza to portland-o or-y-gone? speaking of portland-o or-y-gone, i became a real or-y-gone-ian today...I rode my bike 7 miles to work.

Brandi said...

i'm trying this today. a little late, i know. my cookbook recommends letting it "ferment" 6-8 hours. do you ever do that? i don't have time today, but i was curious.