13 November 2006

Monday Munch!

welcome to the MUNCH! so, it's every OTHER monday. . . what can i do. i try.

today's recipe is for super-easy-yummy pizza dough. i don't know about you, but i can't get my kid to eat a vegetable unless its UNDER the pizza cheese or wrapped in a quesadilla. and we love to knead dough, so this is perfect!

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups all-purpose flour (you can use all whole wheat or try adding some spelt flour, too!)

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 pkg. yeast

1 cup warm water

2 tbs. olive oil

1 tsp. kosher coarse salt

toasted wheat germ, flax seed, sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. In large bowl, combine 1 cup of the all-purpose flour, the yeast, and warm water. Mix intoo a sticky paste. Add olive oil, the other cup of all-purpose flour, the salt and just a 1/4 cup of the ww flour. Mix it together until it holds. It will be a bit tacky.

2. Dust the kneading surface with the rest of the ww flour and 2 tbs. of the wheat germ, flax, sesame combo (use all 3 or whichever ones you like). Knead! The dough will be sticky, but keep at it.

3. When the dough has picked up all the flour and seeds it can, set it aside. Wash the large bowl, rub the inside with olive oil and place the dough in it. Let it rise for 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Make sure it’s in a warm place.

4. Use the entire dough ball for a 14” pizza or use ony 3/4 of it for a thin crust pizza.

NOTES: You can also use some of the dough for cheese sticks by kneading in some grated parme
san chesse. Divide into balls and roll them into sticks. Serve with warm tomato sauce. YUM! You can also refrigerate the dough for a few days.

as usual your print-able recipe is in the side bar! enjoy!

2 comments:

katie said...

Look how cute he is, and so serious! Maybe a chef in the making?

sari said...

Those pictures are so cute!

Did you make the apron?