Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Personal Pizzas and Pizza Sandwiches for You and Your Toddler

spinach, roasted garlic
mixed cheeses
and tomato sauce
It is so simple to prepare pizza dough in my Thermomix.  I enjoy mixing up different flours and topping them with whatever we have in the refrigerator.  See my basic pizza dough with Thermomix method below.  Of course, you do not need a Thermomix to make pizza dough.  A new favorite topping of ours is ground lamb with chopped onion/shallot, garlic, fresh herbs and olive oil.  Just cook the ground lamb until half-way done and then top pizza with the lamb and veggie mixture. Sometimes, if we have it, we spread roasted garlic on dough before adding lamb mixture.  When pizza is hot out of the oven, crumble some feta, throw on some arucula and drizzle with fresh lemon juice and olive oil.  Does my toddler eat this? Sometimes, but without the salad/feta topping.
A few days ago, I got really excited when I saw these:  hand-held, self-contained pizza sandwiches on, http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/pizza-sandwiches.  Since I always bring my toddler's meals with us wherever we go, I must give these a try.  I will post pictures when I make them.  
farmer's market yellow cherry tomatoes
with roasted broccoli and mozzarella

What you need:
ground lamb pizza with
arucula/feta (ran out so used romaine)
280 grams warm water
1 sachet dry yeast
drop of maple syrup
20 grams olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
200 grams whole wheat flour
200 grams white flour
100 grams spelt flour

What to do:
Place the water, yeast, oil, maple syrup and salt in TM Bowl.  Let rest for 5 minutes.  Mix for 5 seconds on speed 3.

Add the flour.  Continue mixing for 6 seconds on speed 8 to combine.

Set dial to closed lid position.  Knead the dough for 2 minutes on Interval speed.

Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with tea towel.  Let dough rise to double the quantity, about 30 minutes.

Break dough into portions and let rest again for 15 minutes.  Form your pizzas and add your favorite toppings.  

To make pizza sandwiches: roll out dough, fill one half and fold over, no need to seal.
salami, cheese and tomato sauce
pizza pockets

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