Monday, November 19, 2012

Pizza for Two

This is what we had for dinner tonight.  Here is how I made it.  Two days ago, I got a few of my "sun-dried" tomatoes out of the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature so they could soften up in the olive oil.  You can see my little pot of sourdough there on the left in the back and next to it a bowl.  In the bowl I am mixing the following:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sourdough starter
most of the oil from the little bowl of tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon Realsalt

I stirred all of that together and gradually added a little more water until it was of the consistency of bread dough.  Then I let it sit all day, covered tightly with plastic wrap, until it was time to make the pizza.

Then, preheated the oven to 450 F with our pizza stone inside.  While it was heating, I sliced up a link of Italian Sausage and sauteed it in a little lard with a drained can of mushrooms, a sliced onion and the tomatoes, cut up, until the onion was softening:

To finish the dough, dump it out onto a lightly floured surface and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon baking soda over it.  Then, fold it in half and press it down 15 times.  Form into a nice round shape and let it rest for a few minutes on the work surface:

Sprinkle some corn meal on the "peel."

Roll out the dough and place it on the peel.  Then I added some homemade pizza sauce and sprinkled it with dried Italian herbs:

added the toppings and slices of homemade mozzarella cheese.

Then it went onto the hot pizza stone for 10 minutes.  I took it out using the peel and sliced it in quarters immediately with a pizza cutter:

This made enough to feed us both nicely, and with the soaked crust and other wholesome ingredients, it agreed with us and tasted good also!

This post is linked to Traditional Tuesday.


  1. Yum! That looks and sounds really good!

  2. Mmmm... Now I'm craving pizza. Love, love, love fresh mozzarella. Homemade at that? Perfect.

  3. Oh my word that looks SO good. My mouth is watering!

    1. I'm glad you think so! Come on over and I'll make one for you. :D

  4. Oooh, love that crust recipe! I'll be trying that!


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