My White Pizza

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The Pizza Dough
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup of semolina flour
1-1/2 cups of bread flour

The Pizza Toppings
Cottage Cheese, sour cream, canned Parmesan cheese, chopped garlic, diced white onion, italian seasoning, Gorgonzola cheese, grated Parmesan cheese

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Multi grain blue cheese pepperoni pesto pizza

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The Pizza Dough
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup of semolina flour
1/8 cup of oatmeal
1/8 cup of ground flax meal
1-1/4 cups of bread flour

The Pizza Toppings
Cottage cheese, sour cream, pesto sauce, turkey pepperoni, fresh mozzarella cheese, crumbled blue cheese, grated parmesan cheese.

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Grilled pesto blue cheese bacon pizza with a glass of Pinot Grigio

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The Pizza Dough
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup of semolina flour
1/4 cup of whole wheat flour

1-1/4 cups of bread flour

The Pizza Toppings
To make the pizza first fry the bacon and save the bacon grease. When grilling the pizza crust, brush both sides with the bacon grease. Then top with pesto sauce, grated cheddar and parmesan cheese and fresh mozzarella, then melt the cheese on the grill. After the cheese is melted top pizza with crumbled bacon, chopped red onion and crumbled blue cheese.

 

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Pesto blue cheese olive pizza with a glass of port

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The Pizza Dough
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup of semolina flour
1/4 cup of rye flour

1-1/4 cups of bread flour

The Pizza Toppings
Cream cheese, pesto sauce, crumbled blue cheese, grated parmesan cheese and sliced calamta olives.

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Dark Pumpernickel

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This makes 2 loaves:
3 cups coffee cooled to about 110 degrees
3 Tb olive oil
4 Tb molasses
3 cups rye flour
3 cups bread flour
2 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup wheat gluten
1/2 cup dry milk powder
2 Tb caraway seeds
4 Tb cocoa powder
3 tsp salt
4 tsp dry yeast
Bake at 375 for 45 min

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A new pizza oven

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Well the reuben pizza last weekend did in the pizza stone that I’ve used for the last decade, but I see this as a time to try a better approach to making pizzas, so for about $10 worth of 6×6 unglazed quarry tiles from Menards, what I now have is an even better pizza oven.

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A better English muffin

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This recipe is inspired from sherylcanter.com

2 cups milk
2 Tb butter
2 Tb honey
4-1/2 tsp yeast
4 cups flour
1 tsp salt

Combine the milk, butter and honey in a sauce pan over low heat and bring to a simmer. Turn off the heat and cool to about 100 deg, add the yeast and let sit for about 10 minutes for the yeast to activate. Pour into a mixing bowl add the flour and salt and stir till combined. Cover with saran wrap and let sit on the counter till the next day.

Form the dough into 12-18 muffins depending on what size of muffin you want, dust each side with corn meal, cover and let sit for a half an hour, heat a grill pan or skillet on low heat, then grill on each side for about 10 minutes a side. You want the muffin to be cooked but don’t get it too dark on either side or when you toast the muffin you’ll burn that side in the toaster. When cooked let cool on  a rack, then toast and enjoy.

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Reuben Pizza

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The Pizza Dough
(pumpernickel inspired)
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tb cocoa powder
1 Tb molasses
1 Tb olive oil
1/4 cup of semolina flour
1/4 cup of rye flour
1-1/2 cups of bread flour

The Pizza Toppings
Thousand island dressing, caraway seeds, fresh mozzarella cheese, well drained sauerkraut, corned beef, shredded swiss and mozzarella cheese.

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English Muffins

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I tried english muffins a couple of years ago using a different recipe, that recipe was too much work. I saw Alton Brown making these on the cooking channel and his recipe seemed to be much less work, so here is is. This is Alton Brown’s recipe I did vary a little from this, I added sour dough starter since I am also making sour dough bread this weekend and I have a lot of starter to use up.

The Recipe
1/2 cup powdered milk
1-1/8 Tb brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 Tb veg oil
1-1/3 cup hot water
2-1/4 tsp yeast
1/4 cup sour dough starter
2 cups bread flour

combine ingredients together, put in a bowl, cover and set aside for 30 minutes or more. to bake, grease pastry rings on a griddle, then scoop batter into the rings, grill the first side for 5-10 minutes on a medium heat, then flip over and grill the other side. then remove and cool on a cooling rack. one further item that I took from the comments under Alton Brown’s recipe was to have the oven on at 350, then I finished off the muffins in the oven for a few minutes to make sure that the center was cooked without the outside getting too brown. that way you can toast them with out burning the one side.

they turned out quite tasty, better than store bought, if you look at the comments under Alton’s recipe you will see a number of changes that others have tried, I plan to try some of these in the future.

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Bacon, macaroni and cheese, potato chip pizza

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The Pizza Dough
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 tsp yeast
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup of semolina flour
1-3/4 cups of bread flour

The Pizza Toppings
Canned whole tomatoes, diced up in the food processor, grated cheddar and mozzarella cheese, chopped up bacon bits, macaroni and cheese, crushed potato chips and grated parmesan cheese.

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