Farmers Market Pizza

farmers market pizza

A pile of good things on some dough. That’s what pizza is to me.

This pizza was too beautiful not to share. We used our favorite dough recipe and piled on some of our farmers market favorites, from bottom to top it went like this:

Porzio’s Pizza Sauce

thinly sliced onions

a little freshly grated Romano

Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse mozzarella

Okra from Ron’s Roots sautéed with a little masa and our Sea Salt&Pepper Blend

Chourico from Wishbone Heritage Farms

Simple, easy, delicious.

It’s time to party, pizza party!

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

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Easiest tastiest pizza dough

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.)

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

Pizza Party: Artichoke & Beet

Artichoke & beet pizza

Pizza is a beautiful thing. Once you find the perfect crust the sky is the limit. You can do anything, you are the creator and champion of tastiness.

Here’s a tasty pizza idea to get your creative juices flowing:

Make your favorite pizza dough.

Start heating your oven to 500 F.

Roll out your dough on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Dress it up from the bottom to the top:

  1. A hearty slather of your favorite pizza sauce
  2. A blanket of chopped spinach leaves
  3. All the cheese you want, we used a combo of mozzarella and cheese curds (yeah, cheese curds from Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse)
  4. 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 🙂 )
  5. A little grated parmesan
  6. 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!

Artichoke & beet pizza

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

Pizza dough!

pizza!!

There are times in life when you have to put a lot of things on your pizza to make it right. Sauce, spinach, basil, artichoke hearts, olives, three cheeses, onions, then some mozzarella, then green peppers and chipotle flakes for good measure.

You have to ask yourself, how much is too much? Will my crust be able to support my hopes and dreams without becoming a soggy floppy mess? With a hearty crust like this one, you don’t have to second guess your pizza goals or live with the regret of never achieving your full pizza making potential.

Pizza!!

Here’s what ya need:

1 cup H2O

3/4 teaspoon honey

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 1/2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 2/3 cups bread flour

1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon whole wheat flour

1 3/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 Tablespoon dry roasted garlic

If you have a bread maker, use the kneading paddle and put all ingredients into your machine in the order listed. If you are using a mixer, use the hook attachment and knead all ingredients until dough is smooth and a little warm.

Remove dough from bread maker or mixer and place in an oiled bowl, cover with a towel or cling wrap. The dough will be ready to use once it has doubled in size!!

We found that throwing it down on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and rolling it out with a rolling pin was the easiest way to get an even crust.

Load it up with all the goodies you can find and then bake in the oven at 475 F for 15 minutes or until browned to your liking.

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

Pizza!!