I enjoy making flat bread pizzas for a quick and tasty lunch quite often. Last week at the Farmer’s Market I sampled a ham, cheese and egg pizza. It was inspiring. Not having experienced a breakfast pizza before I was eager to experiment.
Crisp crust, melted Havarti cheese, smoked ham, baby spinach and an oozing fresh egg from my girls. I love colorful food, I get absolutely giddy.
The crust is a white flour and whole wheat combination that I make ahead and freeze. Each batch makes 3 crusts and each single crust will make 4 single serving pizzas. Once thawed the dough can be kept in the fridge for a couple of weeks, bring to room temperature to use.
- 2 1/2 tsp yeast
- 1 TBSP honey
- 2 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 1 TBSP salt
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 5 1/2 cup white flour
Add the honey to the warm water, sprinkle the yeast over it and let sit for 10 minutes. Pour in the olive oil. Measure your dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, give it a stir to combine evenly. Gradually add the dry to the wet until it is thick enough to start kneading. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8 minutes. Let this rise in a clean oiled bowl in a warm location for about an hour. Turn back onto the lightly floured surface and divide into 3 equal portions.
It is at this point that I either make a pizza or wrap and freeze it all in ball forms for later.
Pizza is probably my favorite food simply because you can make it into whatever you want. Keep it classic with tomato sauce, mozzarella, peppers, mushroom and meat or shake it up with pesto, onion, mushroom, spinach, and goat cheese. Don’t forget the dessert pizza sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, baked, then topped with fresh fruit, and ice cream. You are only limited by your imagination.
Now there is also breakfast pizza…be still my beating heart.
The Fifth Ingredient is the bakery at the Farmer’s Market with the great wood fired oven pizza that set me to thinking. http://www.thefifthingredient.ca/
Summerside Farmers Market is the place for Saturday mornings. https://www.facebook.com/SummersideFarmersMarket?fref=ts
Pleasant Pork is where to get the best orchard grazed pork. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pleasant-Pork/315395878652833?fref=ts
The original recipe for the pizza dough. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pizza-dough-ii/detail.aspx