Jammin’ Pizza

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.

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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.

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But they sure do look cute!

My other big cooking project for today was mixing up the pizza dough for dinner.

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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
  1. In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and let stand for 5 minutes or until creamy.
  2. Mix the 3 cups of whole wheat flour and salt into the water/yeast mixture.
  3. Add in regular flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough is smooth and no longer sticky.
  4. Pour 1 Tbsp olive oil in large bowl and add dough, turning to coat it in the oil.
  5. Cover the bowl with towel and let sit 2-3 hours or until doubled.
  6. Punch down and divide into 2 rounds.
  7. Cover the dough again and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling out.
  8. Bake at 475-500 degrees for 12-15 minutes with desired toppings.

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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.

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Tonight’s pizza selection:

Pepperoni and red onion with homemade pizza sauce and fresh mozzarella.

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Margherita Pizza, using tomatoes from our garden, basil from our porch, olive oil, and fresh mozzarella.

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Plus some salad…just so we would eat something other than pizza.

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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.

 

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17 Responses to “Jammin’ Pizza”

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    Evan Thomas — August 30, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I love making pizza dough and getting 2 for the work of 1. And if I don’t feel like pizza again, I’ll make an onion herbed bread. So delicious!

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    Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) — August 30, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    That pizza looks delicious! And I’m so jealous you have homegrown tomatoes & basil!

    Can’t wait to hear how the jam turns out…!

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    Lauren — August 30, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Go you! I have always wanted to make my own jam but I am scared of the whole jarring process and I don’t think I’ve ever made my own dough because yeast scares the daylights out of me. I need to take tips and inspiration from you! :)

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    Yin — August 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I love your jam jars. I cleaned mine when I bought blackberry & blueberry jam from the Farmers Market. Can’t wait to find the recipe! Your pizza looks so good, yummy.

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    Kiersten — August 30, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Homemade blueberry jam! YUM! I have always wanted to try making my own strawberry jam (my favorite).

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    homecookedem — August 30, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    WOW!! You have been so productive today!! Your jam looks gorgeous!! And that pizza… mmmmmmmm!! :)

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — August 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I just finished off a jar of blueberry jam this afternoon!! Ahh it’s my favorite!! :D Glad you had such a fun time at home today- sounds perfect!

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    theprocessofhealing — August 30, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    That pizza seriously looks SO GOOD!

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    CaSaundra — August 31, 2010 at 7:57 am

    A day in the kitchen is always a good day that’s for sure!! And your pizzas keep looking better and better everytime I see em…yum!

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    lowandbhold — August 31, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Yum that looks sooo good! Can’t wait to hear about the jams.

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    Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) — August 31, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I love days when I can just hang out in the kitchen. I’ve never tried making jam before so I’m excited to see how it turned out. The pizza looks great, homemade crust is THE best!

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    janetha g. — August 31, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    i love that you made jam! you are so crafty! i bet it’s delicious.

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    Todd | Channelingmyself — October 24, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Definitely will try your homemade pizza dough recipe. I hate the frozen pizzas at the store.

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