We found this recipe here on The Kitchn, and we thought, Could it be this simple?
Why yes, my friends, it is this simple.
This dough is the best dough we’ve found so far! It can hold more than its weight in toppings and it has passed the Pizza For Breakfast Test. That’s right, we almost ate all of the pizza we made using this dough (more on that later) but then we thought, No, this crust needs to be put to the test, the pizza for breakfast test.
If you’re unfamiliar with this, we have a theory that the sign of truly amazing pizza is how it holds up the next day. And this crust really held its own.
And it was so easy to make!! Don’t believe me, just watch:
Here’s how to make pizza dough dreams come true:
3/4 cups lukewarm water
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
In a medium bowl stir together water and yeast. Add flour and salt and mix together until you have a shaggy dough. Turn out your dough and any remaining flour onto a clean surface and knead until the dough comes together and holds its shape.
At this point, you can use the dough right away, or coat it in olive oil throw it in a clean bowl & cover with a towel for a few hours, OR you can wrap it up in cling wrap & store it in the fridge for a couple of days.
When you do decide to use it, heat your oven to 500 F and cook for 9 to 15 minutes. (We usually roll the dough out on some parchment paper on a cookie sheet, we find this cuts down on the mess when we get carried away with the toppings.)
It was a gloomy overcast day when we decided to go to Savannah to visit the farmers market.(Yes, we work at farmers markets and on our days off we visit farmers markets.)
We thought that perhaps we would drive out of the gloom and into a sunny day. As it turned out, the clouds in Savannah got tired of flying high and decided to settle in for the day:
But we’re not ones to be put off by the soft mist and cool caressing light of a city being hugged by clouds. We meandered through Forsyth Park and eventually made it to the farmers market. Garnette was more attentive to the market as I was busy gazing at the beautiful trees that shelter the market from rain and sun.
After taking in the market and stoping and chatting with our friends at The Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse & Vegetable Kingdom tents, we explored the streets of Savannah. And what a pretty city it is!! Just aimlessly wandering up and down the streets and alleys was a treat.
We were quite peckish after walking miles up and down and back and forth so we stopped for a delicious late brunch at Collins Quarter. It was really tasty and a great way to fortify ourselves for a little more walking and the drive back to Charleston.
We’re hoping the rest of the year is full of little day trips like this one. There’s nothing like a new year to spark the excitement of adventure & travel!
We’ve enjoyed a lot of smoothies over the past couple of months.
And we’ve developed this simple recipe that’s good every time. It’s got all the good things turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne, but they aren’t overwhelmingly healthy tasting, in fact they taste really good.
This recipe is a great building block for other smoothies. Start with this simple recipe then go crazy. Switch up the fruit, add a little vanilla or cacao. The possibilities are endless!!
Without further ado, the recipe:
1/2 of an avocado
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
a light sprinkle of cayenne
1 3/4 cup orange juice
Combine all in your blender and blend. This will make two 12 ounce smoothies or one 24 ounce super smoothie.
A loose mosaic layer of artichoke hearts and roasted beets (nope, we didn’t roast beets just for this pizza, they were leftover from dinner earlier in the week, so next time you’re roasting veggies, make a little extra to throw on your pizza 🙂 )
A little grated parmesan
Chipotle chili flakes, these brought the whole pizza together!!! (I’m not kidding, get yerself some here. Smoky and hot, they will change your whole pizza eating world!)
Bake according to your dough recipe’s directions and enjoy!