Monday, 9 December 2013

Eatsa Pizza

Pizza - What's not to love?
Pizza. Who doesn't love it???
I'm fortunate enough to have a breadmaker, so making crust isn't much work at all. The recipe that came with mine is made with white flour and probably more salt than one should consume on a regular basis, but it's cheap. It's not the healthiest crust, but I'm scared to mess with my bread maker. I'm eventually going to venture into whole wheat crust pizza, but that day is not today. 

The best part about making pizza at home is that you can put as many toppings as you want, and it's free! (Minus the cost of your groceries). Top your pizza with any veggies and meat that you so desire!

Matt and I used to make two different pizzas but now we tend to just overload both and eat the same thing. This is a fun way to spend the evening, and requires minimal clean-up.

How many of you have had pizza cooked on the barbecue? Probably not many, and if you have, chances are it was on a pizza stone. Well throw that stone out the window, and throw your crust right on the grill! Follow the first set of instructions if you're planning to grill your pie.

This shopping list will include things I like to put on my pizza - feel free to experiment with your own toppings. If you are using any fresh meat, PLEASE cook it first. I don't like food poisoning and I don't think you will either.

Your Shopping List:

  1. Pepperoni/cooked chicken/other cooked meat
  2. Spinach
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Various types of pepper
  5. Green & black olives
  6. Jalapenos
  7. Mushrooms
  8. White and/or red onion
  9. Cheese - I've used feta, mozzarella and cheddar. ALL ARE DELICIOUS!
  1. Tomato paste (smallest can)
  2. Tomato sauce, no salt added (small can)
  3. 1-2 tsp each Oregano, basil or Italian seasoning
  4. Brown sugar or other sweetener to get rid of that "canned" taste
  5. Salt & pepper, to taste
  6. 1 tsp Red chili flakes (optional)

Store-bought crust, naan bread and pita all work well! I will post my recipe later.

What to do with it:
a) On the grill, with uncooked pizza dough:

  1. Turn on your barbecue on high - let it heat up and then reduce to medium heat
  2. Roll out the dough in whatever size pizzas you want
  3. Brush one side of your prepared dough with olive oil
  4. Place dough on grill for approx 1 minute
  5. Remove from heat, and brush uncooked side with olive oil
  6. Top the cooked side with your sauce, meat, veggies, and cheese
  7. Return pizza to grill, and cook for approx 5 minutes with the lid closed
  8. Remove from heat and enjoy!
b) In the oven, with home-made dough or store-bought crust:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 F.
  2. Cut up veggies and shred cheese
  3. Mix pizza sauce ingredients
  4. Top your pizza crust: sauce, toppings, and then cheese
  5. Cook for 12-15 minutes, or as long as it takes to look delicious
  6. Eat it up!

This wasn't even intentional!
Okay, maybe I went a bit overboard with the cheese....

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! I remember making personalized pizzas on pita bread when I was young, loved it :)