Monday, February 22, 2010

Supper Tart

So I was reading through some cookbooks at work and came across How To Eat Supper I read a recipe in there for a Supper Tart that called for Puff Pastry but I thought I would give my pizza dough a try again.

Pizza Dough
3 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 package yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 cup warm water
3 tsp oil

Place flour and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the flour and add sugar and yeast. Pour warm water in well. Wait until yeast is foaming. About 5-7 minutes. Add oil. Mix together into dough ball. Cover and let set for 90 minutes! Roll out into jelly roll pan. I put cornmeal under my dough.

Here's the supper tart part
In bowl toss together 1/2 cup seedless grapes, baby arugula, half of an onion, chopped and sauteed, about a teaspoon of lemon zest. Place on pizza dough and bake at 475 F for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile mix in a bowl 1/2 cup shredded asiago and 1/4 cup heavy cream and some cracked peppercorns.
Take tart out of oven and smear with cheese mixture. Bake for another 6 minutes!

Voila! Enjoy!

This dough recipe was so much better than previous post!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Whole Wheat Crust

I think one of the reasons I cannot exclusively stop eating meat is prosciutto. It's divine taste combined with goat cheese and leeks on pizza is a weakness that was first introduced to me by Dani. So she is the inspiration for this post. She once shoved a slice of similar pizza in my mouth as we were driving to a destination unknown at this time. I was driving....she was shoving.
Today was the first time I made my own pizza dough. It's very easy. I wish it was a little airy and buttery...I need to work on that.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough:
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 package dry active yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup hot water, (120-130°F)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a food processor; pulse to mix. Combine hot water and oil in a measuring cup. With the motor running, gradually pour in enough of the hot liquid until the mixture forms a sticky ball. The dough should be quite soft. If it seems dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons warm water; if too sticky, add 1 to 2 tablespoons flour. Process until the dough forms a ball, then process for 1 minute to knead.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Coat a sheet of plastic wrap with cooking spray and place it, sprayed-side down, over the dough. Let the dough rest for 10 to 20 minutes before rolling.
Place a pizza stone or inverted baking sheet on the lowest oven rack; preheat oven to 500°F or highest setting. Roll and top the pizza as desired and bake the pizza until the bottom is crisp and golden, 10 to 14 minutes.

I brushed the crust with olive oil, minced garlic, italian seasoning. Layered sliced tomato, shredded mozzarella, leeks, goat cheese crumbles, prosciutto.
I did bake it at 475 for the full 14 minutes.