We often try to use what ever we have in the fridge or freezer for dinner. It sometimes turns into our own version of “Chopped”, although tonight it was far tamer. As we had some sour dough bread proofing, we decided to take half and use it to make a pizza. As it turned out it, was probably one of the best pizzas we have ever had.
First we had to make the base.
It was a bran dough, and we used some semolina flour to stop it sticking.
Start by rolling.
Then stretch the dough. The more you do this then the less chance of ‘spring back’ when you put the dough on your bench.
Select your toppings. We had tomato sauce from our garden which we had vacuum packed and frozen. We also had a pepper, a jar or artichokes, a tin of black olives and some shredded mozzarella cheese.
We chopped the pepper.
Then added all our toppings. One of our little tricks is to use some of the “juice” from the jar of artichokes and drizzle it over the pizza before we cook it. It adds a lot of flavor to the pizza and provides some oil.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 450f. We find a pizza stone works best.
Remove from the oven once cooked (about 15 minutes) then eat. Before we were married we would often make pizza for dinner and then slide it onto our big chunky cutting board and just put the entire board on the coffee table where we could lazily eat it and drink wine while we watched a movie on television. This is one tradition we have kept and enjoy at least once every few weeks.
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