Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pizza -by Sanjay

We threw together a pair of pizzas today. The dough is a bread machine recipe from Donna Rathmell Greman's Bread Machine Cookbook V. The sauce and toppings are our inventions or an exercise in getting rid of left overs.


1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tbs vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups bread flour
2 1/4tsp quick yeast

For the sauce
1 can tomato puree
2 tbs dry oregano and basil
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbs salt
2 tsp black pepper

1 cup spinach
1 cup broccoli florets
1 tomato
1 onion
1 bell pepper
1/2 cup mushroom
1 lb mozzarella

Place liquid ingredients for the crust in the bread machine first.
Drop in the salt and sugar and then the flours.
Make a small hollow in the flour to put the yeast in. Don't let the yeast touch the liquids sugar or salt.
Put the machine on the 'dough' setting and let it do it's magic.

Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a big bowl. Dunk you finger in and check if it tastes right. Add spices as needed (I didn't actually measure to begin with).

All of the veggies were diced up quite small. I loaded one of the pizzas with half of the spinach all of the broccoli and half of the bell pepper and half of the cheese. The other pizza got the rest.

Spread your dough out on two lightly oiled cooking sheets. Ladle the sauce on and sprinkle your toppings.

The pizza s cook at 350 F for about 20 minutes.


These big delicious rectangular pizzas are rammed with veggies.


I'm thinking of trying soy cheese instead of mozzarella in the future.