Our Sunday Suppers have evolved
We used to just make buttered popcorn
for Sunday supper,
but since I got my sweet lipstick red KitchenAid Mixer
it seems that pizza is the norm of late!
Is this a bad thing??
The goal is to have the pizza in the oven
before Amazing Race starts and tonight
happens to be the first episode of the season.....
or should we watch "Catch Me if You Can",
We can't get Downton Abbey but have been
watching Season 3 on DVD - maybe we'll choose
to watch that!
We'll have to decide soon ...... no "taping"
devices or Netflix or any of that stuff here in the boonies!
Hmmm - are we getting old and set in our ways or what!?
Chop all your favourite toppings
and watch the sun set
while the dough rises!
I love our February sunsets on these very cold
Winter evenings, even though I am longing for Spring.
(makes 2 regular thin crust pizzas)
1 ½ Cups warm water
1 tsp. yeast – rounded
2 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
1/3 Cup olive oil
4 Cups Flour – approx.In large bowl combine water, yeast, sugar and salt – let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in the oil, then a cup of flour at a time – continue adding flour, stirring with heavy spoon (or let your KitchenAid with dough hook do some of this work for you). Knead in more flour as needed to get a smooth elastic dough. Let it rise in a greased bowl until doubled (approx. 1 hr.). I like to loosely cover the bowl with plastic wrap while rising. Punch dough down, knead a bit and divide in half. Roll half the dough on floured surface forming a pizza crust and place on greased pizza pan or stone. I usually form the second pizza as well, spread half the pizza sauce on it and freeze it for next Sunday night's supper!
Spread half of the pizza sauce on the dough and top with your favourite toppings. We like to use regular, good old "Canadian" ingredients such as mozzarella cheese, green pepper, red onion, mushrooms, and pepperoni slices. Sometimes we also enjoy using a yummy combination of Pesto sauce, topped with cooked chicken strips, fresh basil and goat cheese!
Bake at 425F for 15-20 minutes.
Hints - if you have a "proofing" feature on your oven - use it for letting the dough rise. I also heat a T-towel in
the microwave for 35 seconds and throw it over the plastic wrapped bowl for extra warmth.
Cheese - grate your own cheese with a box grater. Don't use pre-grated packages of cheese. Why? Because the pre-grated cheese is sprayed with something to keep it from sticking together - yuck!
Voila - botta bing botta boom - here it is!
Let the shows begin.....
Till next time ........... what is your favourite Sunday Supper meal???