Food/baking: Pizza – a dinner that you bake

I like to cook, but I love to bake, so I guess pizza is a win win for me. Also, when making pizza I get to use two of my favourite kitchen utensils!

My favourite pizza dough recipe is from a Swedish cook book called ‘one more slice’ by Leila Lindholm. The recipe says it’s for 4 big pizzas, but I get 2 from it for some reason. I guess I like my pizza a bit thicker. 😉

ingredients:

  • 15 gram fresh yeast
  • 3 dl lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 dl durum wheat flour
  • 5 1/2 to 6 dl high protein wheat flour

Here is how it went when I made pizza for dinner this evening:

Set the oven to 250 deg. C

The recipe says to make 4 big pizzas and bake for 5 minutes. I make 2 and bake for 12 minutes.

 

I love it when I get the perfect amount in the first weighing

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/7189404518

Yeast crumbled in one of my favourite kitchen utensils…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/7189415666

My Kenwood mixer! – I use cold water from the tap and then warm it in the microwave to avoid yucky warm water from the tap.

Pizza

Two types of flour

Pizza

After mixing water and yeast, the rest of the ingredients are mixed – flour added a bit at a time. Mix for about 10 minutes until dough is nice and elastic.

Pizza

– I heart my Kenwood mixer –

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/7189425674

The dough is set aside to rise to double size; takes about 45 minutes

Before:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/7189429472

After:              (notice one of my other favourite kitchen utensils – a dough scraper thingy)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/7189435540

Prepare the topping. (I went for a simple version using left over tomato sauce and two types of cheese.)

Pizza

Before the oven:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefermiw/7189439778

In the oven:

Pizza

After the oven:

Pizza

 

I could have taken a photo of the pizza nicely plated, but actually it hardly hit the plate before I had devoured it. Yum yum yum!

😉

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