Friday, December 17, 2010

Cheese Pizza - or is it?

Earlier this week I made "Tomato Pasta Sauce" and had some left over; so I decided to make pizza with it. You don't have to use this sauce for the pizza you could use any tomato pasta sauce.  If you are using store bought tomatoes sauce try adding some cooked veggies to the sauce and purring it all together - this will add a bit more veggies to your toddlers diet.

The pizza dough recipe below is an adaptation from the cookbook that came with my Cuisinart bread machine.  Don't be surprised if your toddler does not eat as much of this pizza as he typically would. This pizza both sauce and dough is so loaded with hidden nutritious ingredients that it is more filling then your average pizza.

Cheese Pizza - Serves 2 adults and 1 or 2 toddlers (8 slices)

2/3 cup water
1/2 tsp sugar or honey (any kind of sugar can be used - I use panela)
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup all purpose white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat bread flour
6 tbsp quinoa flour
1 tbsp hulled hemp seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tsp teff seeds
1 tbsp minced dried mushrooms
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast

1 - 200g pkg mozzarella cheese (shred the cheese)
1/2 cup to 1 cup "tomato pasta sauce"

Place all dough ingredients in order listed in your bread machine pan.  Select the dough setting and press start.  Once dough is ready remove.  If using right away roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick and top with sauce then cheese. Note that the dough can keep about 24 hours in the fridge if placed in a zip lock bag - keeping it longer then that changes the taste.

Roll out dough

Add sauce - I like lots of it

top with cheese

Cook pizza in a preheated oven (400F) for 15 - 18 minutes check it at 10 minutes then again at 15 minutes just in case your oven is extra hot.  If your oven has a hot spot to ensure even cooking rotate pizza half way threw cooking time. Once cheese is browning pizza is ready.

I cook my pizza on a pizza stone but you can also cook it on a cookie sheet or pizza sheet. If you do not use a stone the cooking time might vary a bit.

The pizza was so good that I forgot to take a picture until we were done supper.

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