As you grow older, get married and start having responsibilities, your lifestyle slowly changes. For example, when you have kids like some of our friends do, you go out less and have to make do with staying at home more often. You then start honing some of your skills, like cooking and DIY projects, and when you’re lucky enough to find friends who share the same passions and hobbies, you hone those skills and experiment together. Instead of going out for pizza or crazy wings night, you go ahead and buy that bread-maker and start having your own “crazy” pizza nights at home.
That’s exactly what we did last week over at Khater and Lea’s house (you can check Khater’s previous guest recipes for fig jam and brie crispy shells on this link and for lemony chicken on this link). Using a Moulinex bread-maker, Khater made the pizza dough (ingredients below) and we had fun with different toppings. So here are some toppings ideas, with a twist, for your pizza night.
First, make the dough.
What you’ll need:
- 800 g flour (20% of which can be corn flour as it gives the dough a crunch)
- 450 ml water
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar (for the browning of the crust)
- 5 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 tsp yeast
- Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Flatten parts of the dough with a rolling pin to the size you prefer and prepare it for toppings.
If you’re not using a bread-maker, you can refer to this post to read about making a dough from scratch.
Pizza toppings ideas:
Top one pizza with tomato sauce, green pepper, black olives, corn, mushrooms and block mozzarella cheese. Place in the oven until the crust is lightly golden and the cheese has melted.
2) Brie and Rosemary leaves
Top the dough with brie cheese and rosemary leaves. Top with olive oil and salt then place in the oven until the crust is lightly golden and the cheese has melted.
3) Zaatar (thyme) and Feta Cheese with pepper
Top the pizza dough with fresh thyme leaves, feta cheese and black pepper. Place in the oven until the crust is lightly golden and the cheese has melted.
4) Eggs and chorizo
Before topping the dough with the ingredients, fold its corners to prevent the eggs from overflowing.
In a bowl, break 3 eggs and whip them with a fork. Place the chorizo on the dough and top it with the eggs.
Place it in the oven until the crust is lightly golden and the eggs are cooked.
5) Proscuitto (parma ham), mozzarella and pesto sauce
Top the pizza dough with all of the ingredients and bake in the oven until the crust is lightly golden and the cheese has melted.
And there you have it! A trouble-free and fun pizza night! Thank you Khater! 🙂
Any other toppings suggestion?
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