I’ve been such a Susie Homemaker today! And I loved every minute. I would much rather be in the kitchen cooking than working on my computer.
I made my first ever batch of homemade jam – post to come! They’re still cooling/setting and I don’t want to post until I know if they actually worked.
But they sure do look cute!
My other big cooking project for today was mixing up the pizza dough for dinner.
This dough recipe makes enough for 2 pizzas, which is perfect for us because we always want leftovers! You can always cut it in half, if needed.
Basic Pizza Dough
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast (one package of active dry yeast)
- 2 cups warm water
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1.5 – 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp salt
- olive oil, for bowl
- In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and let stand for 5 minutes or until creamy.
- Mix the 3 cups of whole wheat flour and salt into the water/yeast mixture.
- Add in regular flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough is smooth and no longer sticky.
- Pour 1 Tbsp olive oil in large bowl and add dough, turning to coat it in the oil.
- Cover the bowl with towel and let sit 2-3 hours or until doubled.
- Punch down and divide into 2 rounds.
- Cover the dough again and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling out.
- Bake at 475-500 degrees for 12-15 minutes with desired toppings.
I’m pretty sure we’ve perfected our pizza. The secrets? Homemade dough (duh) and a hot, hot oven to make sure that cheese melts and browns and the dough stays crispy on the bottom.
Our process is pretty easy now – I make the dough and get the toppings ready. Nick rolls it out.
Tonight’s pizza selection:
Pepperoni and red onion with homemade pizza sauce and fresh mozzarella.
Margherita Pizza, using tomatoes from our garden, basil from our porch, olive oil, and fresh mozzarella.
Plus some salad…just so we would eat something other than pizza.
And we went running after work! It was HOT today, but it was a good run. I feel good tonight!
Dinner is done.
Dishes are washed.
Breakfast is prepped.
Just laundry to fold and a puppy to cuddle.