Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rapture homemade pizza

A diet just won't matter if the world ends today so I treated myself and made a homemade pizza.  So I threw some Stones in the cd player and started cooking.

Pizza sauce

1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 medium onion finely chopped
1 tbsp extra light virgin olive oil
1 6 oz tomato paste
1 15 oz tomatoes peeled, seeded and diced
4 oz water
1 tbsp Italian seasonings ~ crush between your hands and sprinkle into the sauce
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
salt to taste

Heat olive oil in sauce pan and add in garlic and onion and cook until tender.  Add in tomato paste and water.  Add in tomatoes and spices.  You can also mix in 1/4 cup of your favorite red wine.  Let cook for about a half hour for all the spices to blend into the sauce.

Servings: 2

I used half of the sauce and froze the other half for a future pizza...if there is a future beyond today.

The dough is very easy to make.

1 package dry yeast
1/4 tsp sugar
3/4 cup lukewarm water
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt

Mix together sugar, yeast and add warm water.  Let sit for 10 minutes.  Put flour and salt into a medium sized bowl.  Add in water mixture and stir or mix by using your hands and turn out onto a floured flat surface.  Knead for 3 minutes and roll out onto a pizza pan.  Leave a lip for your sauce.  Use a fork and poke holes all over the dough surface.  Bake for 5 minutes in a 325 degree oven.  Remove from oven, add sauce and your favorite toppings.  I used a combination of pepperoni and Canadian bacon and topped with fresh mozzarella with oregano sprinkled on top.  Bake until the crust is a nice golden brown.

Now I'm wondering if I should continue my evils ways and go back into the woman cave and create some rapture chocolate treat...