Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Home made pizza recipe.

This past weekend it was warmer on the planet Mars, then in Manitoba Canada where I live.  Cold weather makes me crave comfort foods, like soup and pizza.  Dough Ingredients:
  • one cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp wheat gluton plus enough whole wheat flour to make half a cup
  • 2-1/4 tsp quick rise instant yeast (I use Fleischmann's)
Place dough ingredients in bread machine in order shown.  Make a well in the flour to put the yeast in.  Set bread machine to dough setting.  Mine makes dough in 1.5 hours.  This is enough dough for two 12 inch pizzas.

Grease pans with canola oil then sprinkle about a teaspoon on cornmeal on each pan.  Cut dough into two equal size pieces, shape, roll and form into pizza pans.
My son-in-law AJ used to work for a pizza place.  He said that they rise the dough in the pans for one hour before baking.  So I let the dough rise in the pan for half an hour.  I won't be doing that again, because both pizzas stuck to the pan and were very difficult to get out.
For thick topping pizzas, bake the pizza crust for 8 minutes at 400 degrees F° before adding favourite toppings.
Slice veggies and meat in food processor.  The big bowl of green food is fresh chopped spinach with about twenty fresh chopped basil leaves.
Spread about half a cup of tomato sauce on the pizza crusts.
Layer on sliced mushrooms.
 Sprinkle Italian seasoning on top the mushrooms.
Add red peppers, onions and meat.
This is summer sausage.
Photo above is the summer sausage one before adding the cheese.
Hmmmm... pepperoni veggie.
This time I used shredded pizza three cheese blend and some shredded mozzarella.  Other times, I have shredded mozzarella, Parmesan and cheddar cheese.  When making a greek pizza use greek seasoning instead of Italian, crumbled feta with the mozzarella cheese, fresh tomato slices, scramble fried ground beef and sliced black kalamata olives.
Sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon per pizza of crushed red chili peppers on top of the cheese.
 Return to 400 degree F° oven and bake for ten minutes.
Bake an additional 2-5 minutes longer if you prefer your cheese browned.
Remove pizza pie from pan, turn onto large cutting board and slice. 
See how the pizza stuck to the more rising in pan.
  This honey whole wheat crust is absolutely delicious!
 These  pizzas were baked for 12 minutes after the toppings were added.
 Bon appétit!


  1. I so love your cheesy pizzas.. yuuuuuummmm. It's like dining in to my favorite pizza place somewhere in Orlando, Pizza Paradiso was the name. I miss their pizza already. Maybe I should just settle to making myself for now, I'm going to dine their for sure as soon as I return home. Anywyas, thanks a lot for the recipe!

  2. Mmmmm.... I love homemade pizza!


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