Friday, September 24, 2010
Easy Peasy Cheesey
Dinner doesn't always come easily; sometimes I sit pondering about the meal and get nothing, no ideas, no inspiration. But the other night I was inspired by Zach; a reader and Facebook member. He posted an image of a pizza he made and explained how easy the dough was; no yeast! No yeast? What? I'll make it tonight I thought. So the dough uses beer and baking powder; a whole can of beer. And like Zach said it was ready in 15 minutes.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tblsp baking powder
1 can or bottle of beer
I mixed the dry ingredients in my mixer and threw in the beer; Coors light. I mixed it for about 2 minutes to make sure everything was good and blended; plus it took a while for the beer to soak in. I dropped it out onto a cutting board and used about 1/4 cup more flour while kneading it. I let it rest for a bit; and the rolled it out to a full sized cookie sheet; leaving more around the edges for a crust. I then coated all the edges with olive oil.
Now this is the part where you can do whatever you want. I used tomato sauce, black olives, Parmesan reggiano, fresh basil, garlic powder, veggie Italian sausage and lots of mozzarella. Baked it at 375 for almost 30 min. I think the dough could have used a bit of zazz; maybe I'll put some herbs in it next time. It was really good and; it's gone. And as Jamie said in her breakfast blog; I had it for breakfast this morning. ;)
Thanks Zach; this will definitely be on my regular list now.
Posted by Sherri at 8:15 AM