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Pizza night with yeast-free pizza dough

Hello all!

How’s everyone doing?? I am calling today’s recipe use-what-you-got pizza! Because really that’s how it came together. I didn’t have all the traditional ingredients, so this is NOT your traditional pizza, but it is oh-so-yummy! Let’s start!

pizza dough

Yeast-free pizza dough

  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp evoo
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease pizza pan.
  2. Whisk flours, baking powders and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a smaller bowl mix water and evoo. Slowly add water mixture to flour mixture until the dough is formed into a ball. If you need more water, be sure to add it a tablespoon at a time.
  4. Knead the dough a few times while in the bowl and spread it on the prepared pizza pan.
  5. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

homemade pizza

Pizza toppings

  • 1/2 lb of ground beef
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 basil cube (frozen basil – a liitle bit smaller than an ice cube)
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Dash of oregano
  • Dash of aged red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or water
  • 1/4 cup salsa sauce
  • Shredded cheese for sprinkling on top (I only had the cheddar marble kind)
  1. Cook ground meat on medium heat until nicely browned. Stir frequently.
  2. Add in onions, green pepper, and garlic. Cook covered until the vegetables are soft (a few minutes).
  3. Add in tomato paste, basil, dash of salt, black pepper, oregano, vinegar, and chicken stock or water. Mix everything in and reduce heat to simmer and cover for 7 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add in salsa, cover and let it simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Taste and adjust salt if needed.

Now, you’re ready to put your pizza together! Just toss the toppings on top of the dough, sprinkle more oregano if you wish, some cheese, and pop it back in the oven for another 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.

homemade pizza dough & toppings

I hope you enjoy your pizza as much as we did! The smell was amazing!! I didn’t even get a chance to take a final product shot. My husband loved it and I am pleased. I really enjoyed the corn flour taste in the pizza dough; it tasted like Mexican tortillas. It was yummy. I will definitely be making this pizza again. The husband did request a fluffier dough…gotta figure that one out!

I hope this post inspires you to use ingredients you already have at home. If you try this recipe out please let me know. Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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Try It Out Tuesdays: Basil & Garlic Salt Bread Rolls

Bread RollsIt is raining out. The skies are gray and my dogs do nothing but sleep by my feet. It is one of those days when you don’t want to do anything (including assignments, papers, and readings) but cozy up in a thick, wool sweater with a cup of coffee and read a book just for fun!

I, however, have three papers to finish, one analysis, and God knows what else for my two other classes (I figured if I don’t look at my calendar then the due dates will magically disappear).

Still, I wanted to do something other than read yet another paper on Image Repair Theory…so I found this recipe for bread rolls! Of course, I put my own spin into it…added a few things, substituted a thing or two and voila! A delicious, mouth-watering biscuit is created!

*Makes 12 biscuits*

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose white flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 ¼ tsp basil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 350°
  2. Grease muffin tin (you want to do this now…)
  3. Combine flours, baking powder, garlic salt, and basil.
  4. Add oil and combine
  5. Add water little by little (I found that when using whole wheat flour I needed the full cup of water, but when using just white flour I only needed about ¾ cups of water)
  6. Using your hands mix well until mixture is sticky (it’ll be really sticky)
  7. Pull and make small balls with dough – small enough to fit muffin cups…and place them in.
  8. Sprinkle sea salt on top of every ball (optional)
  9. Bake for about 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean (I turned off oven at 25 minutes but left biscuits inside for another 5 minutes)

I used basil because I prefer this herb over thyme. The biscuits are nice and soft…and delicious with coffee! Tomorrow I will try making them with grated cheese (I didn’t have any today). I think they will be just great! You could also use flavoured EVOO if you don’t have any herbs on hand. Or, I think they would be great with just sea salt.

Before adding the basil, I put the measured amount in my hand, and then slowly crushed them by rubbing my hands together – I didn’t want “big” flakes in my dough.

This is a quick and easy recipe…good and convenient if you run out of bread just when you need it! (like when you make spaghetti and have nothing to go with it…true story, happened to me once). Its very possible you already have most ingredients in your pantry…so what are you waiting for? This biscuit recipe is great, try it out!