Sunday, February 17, 2013

Popcorn to Pizza


Our Sunday Suppers have evolved
into PIZZA!
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",
tonight's movie?
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.


Here is the recipe for the pizza dough I've been using:

Pizza Dough
(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???

8 comments:

  1. So glad I just read this...in time to tape Amazing Race. Thanks for the 'heads up'. Love your tip about warming the tea towel in the microwave!

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  2. What a beautiful thing! The pizza and that amazing sunset!

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  3. We had pizza too!....but store-bought. I've never, ever made homemade pizza. Do you think I could? I'll go back and have another look at that recipe.

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  4. That sounds like a lovely supper idea - I don't have a kitchen aid but I think I'll try your recipe by hand. I even have pesto! And it's a storm day here on the Island. perfect timing!

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  5. Oh pizza and sunsets...wonderful! I forgot all about Amazing Race last night! I went off to bed and fell asleep reading by 9:00! I now have set the DVR to record all the rest of the new episodes since I'll be doing lots of traveling during this season. Your red mixer is lovely!

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  6. Ohhhhh, lipstick red Kitchen-Aid mixer is rockin' awesome! Mine is boring white...safe...but boring. LOL.

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  7. Sure looks good! Oh, it's lunchtime!

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  8. Hi Rosella
    I think pizza is a great Sunday dinner idea and yours looks delicious!
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment about the denim slipcovers.
    Hope you are having a great weekend.

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