Saturday, May 26, 2012

Poppy's Pizza & Thing 2


As promised, I present Thing 2 & his rendition of Poppy's pizza~*

3/4c. water
1/2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp sugar
1tsp salt
2c. flour
1 pkt. of yeast
additional seasoning to taste 
{he used garlic salt & Italian seasoning blend in the dough & fresh basil, garlic & tomatoes for the sauce}




We have a bread machine, which Thing 2 uses to mix the dough, but it could be done by hand.  The recipe is for chicken pizza {which is noted at the bottom of the pic with the recipe}, but we have some sausage from a local farmer {to die for yummy} that we used instead-- and of course you can use whatever toppings you like!

Add the ingredients to the bread machine, wet ingredients first.  After the dough has mixed & risen {about 30 min in our machine}, remove & kneed lightly, then spread onto a greased pizza pan or cookie sheet.  Thing 2 uses a bit of olive oil to grease the pan, which also gives the crust a nice crispy texture.  Add your sauce, then toppings etc.  Thing 2 is an athlete which he uses as an excuse to be rather meat-ccentric-- he browned the sausage, then added pepperonis, onions & cheese {he likes to use shredded cheddar & mozzarella}.  The sauce had been made as a base by my hubs a few days before-- still trying to convince him to do a tutorial, but I digress.  Thing 2 added some garlic, finely chopped tomatoes & basil to the sauce.


Preheat the oven to 450.  After your pizza is topped, throw it in the oven for 11-15 minutes until the cheese is golden & bubbly.  Let it cool for half a tic before cutting, then serve it up!  

It's a delicious crust recipe, made all the more impressive because A) it was taught to Thing 2 by Poppy & B) My 15 year old son enjoys making it!


He also has a smashing recipe for the chicken that usually tops this pizza-- but that will have to wait for another time & another pizza~*

Have a great weekend!