Sunday, August 24, 2008

Time for Some Super Pizza

Ever since I was a young boy I have been getting home made pizza every single Friday night.  This was until I moved out to go to University; where, obviously I ate pizza much more often than that!   Although it was not home made and not quite up to the calibre that I used to enjoy at home.  Now that I am totally out of the nest with my beautiful fiance (I'm pretty sure she might one day read this BLOG), we have also taken up the tradition of creating our own pizza masterpieces every Friday night when we get home from work and sit down to watch a movie or another couple episodes of 'Allo Allo' on DVD.  A nice little tradition that I am sure will be continued for some time to come!

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Now to the nitty-gritty... This pizza is simple and I originally found the recipe for the dough here.  It takes an hour and a half until the dough is ready.  After that, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and begin the preparation of the goodies to throw on to the pizza! You spread out the dough on a circular cookie sheet for 8 massive pieces or use a large cookie sheet and you can get 15 nicely sized rectangular pieces.  As an added bonus: you now have several future meals taken care of [or two if you are like my fiance and I].

I usually like to use tomato sauce as the base of the pizza, but sometimes I like to spice it up with a little salsa.  I will throw on some oregano and crushed garlic into the tomato sauce so it smells extra delicious when it goes in to the oven.  I then place a layer of fresh uncooked spinach on to the tomato sauce to help bump up the nutritional punch.

As for toppings: I like to fry up some cubed pieces of two chicken breasts along with an onion and a handful of mushrooms.  Make sure that the chicken is not overcooked or it will become dry when it is baked in the oven.  Fry the onions in some oil with the mushrooms until they caramelize and then throw them all on the pizza with some sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes and cover them all in mozzarella cheese which is covered in parmesan.

Oh I can taste it now! When the oven has heated up, toss in the pizza, it should approximately 20 minutes to bake.  I like the cheese to be slightly browning with the crust nice and soft, a delectable combination!  Now, the beauty of pizza is that there are millions of combinations, the only complication is going to be deciding what movie to watch  and what type of wine will you be enjoying with it?

Bon Appetit!

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Here is the nutritional information for the entire pizza: so you can divide the totals by however many slices you have chopped the pizza into.

superpizza nutritional info

1 comment:

Miss Shortcake said...

I also have to vouch for this recipe - delish! Try the pizza with sundried tomatoes, or artichockes, for that extra kick! Yummy!