Monday, March 23, 2015

Deep dish pizza


1 ball Pizza Dough
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (28-ounce) can plum tomatoes, coarsely crushed
1 tablespoon dry red wine
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
8 ounces pepperoni, thinly sliced
8 ounces mushrooms, wiped clean and thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, cored and cut into thin rings
1 yellow onion, cut into thin rings
1 cup thinly sliced black olives
1 pound crumbled hot Italian sausage
1 cup grated Parmesan

1) Make the tomato sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the herbs, seeds, salt, and black and red peppers, and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, wine and sugar, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely before using.

2) Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.

3) Oil a seasoned 12-inch round deep-dishpizza pans (or cast iron skillet) with the extra-virgin olive oil. Press 1 piece of dough into each pan, pressing to the edge and stretching about 1 1/2 inches up the sides. Let rest for 5 minutes.

4) Layer the mozzarella cheese all over the bottom of the pies. 

5)Top each with half of the mushrooms, bell pepper rings, onions, or other toppings. 

6) Ladle the sauce evenly over each pizza and top with Parmesan.

7) Bake until the top is golden and the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, slice and serve hot.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Applesauce gingerbread

It was great with homemade caramel sauce:
Well, we shall see how mine turns out, as I didn't realize I had no flour until the end so I used half pancake mix and half oatmeal (I only thought about pancake mix as pioneer woman was making pancakes on tv at the same time!) and I used triple the amount of spices- with nutmeg and cloves! [the oatmeal was too chewy...]

Pregeat to 350, mix together all the ingredients into a 8" square pan covered in spray (then bake for 30 min):

Caramel popcorn v2

I finally had corn syrup:

Pop 4 cups popcorn, keep warm.

Then make caramel: