REAL Veg, REAL simple !

I dedicate this blog to all those who ask us all the time "What does a vegan/vegetarian eat?" ....
This is it, the food on my plate !

It's not weird, it's not impossible and YES, it is TASTY! .... can't you tell?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Easy-est pie Pizza

Andria, you are an endless source of inspiration ... have I said that lately? HAHAHA ... I miss you! Ok, enough gooshiness. Since you are so busy, but love pizza I've found a way to get good pizza with a 5 min. investment. It just PAINS me to the deepest of my soul that you go out and BUY pizza dough! PLEASE try this, you will love it. And eventhough this will make you a thinner pizza than the pizza you are used to from me, it still "soft" enough for Mr. Dave.

5 minute Pizza Dough

2 teaspoons of yeast
1 & 1/4 cup warm water (if you don't want to use beer or wine, then 1.5 cups water)
1/4 cup white wine or lager beer (just to add more flavor to the dough)
4 cups of bread flour (preferably, but fine, you can use all purpose)
2 teaspoons of kosher salt
2 tablespoons of olive oil

Mix yeast into water and let it bloom for about 5 min. While the yeast blooms mix the flour, salt and drizzle olive oil over the flour, who cares it's all going to get mixed together anyway. Ok, now that the yeast has bloomed, add the beer, mix it and add to flour mixture. Mix it all with your hands in the bowl, once it has mostly come together you can take it out and finish kneading on the counter. Knead for 2 minutes. If it feels too sticky add more flour by the tablespoonful until it's nice and smooth but still tacky like the sticky part of a post-it. Divide into four for personal size pizzas or into two for one kiddie pizza and one adult pizza. Leave dough to rise in the same bowl you used to incorporate ingredients, just cover to make air tight with plastic wrap. Let rise for AT LEAST 3 hours, if overnight it will be even better. The dough will be super easy to roll out, you can do it will your hands, but make sure that the counter is well floured so it doesn't stick. To bake, preheat oven to 350F and done, top as you wish!

See ... no bread machine ... no multiple kneading and rising times. 5 minutes for incorporating ingredients, 2 min to knead and 30 min. to rise and you're ready to assemble! Now ... please stop buying pizza dough! Your Sicilian ancestors are turning in their graves woman!