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5 Pizza Toppings With A Twist For A Fun Night With Friends

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.

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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

First steps:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. 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:

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1) Vegetarian

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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

Pizza Toppings Ideas

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

Pizza Toppings Ideas

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

Pizza Toppings Ideas

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

Pizza Toppings Ideas

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! 🙂

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Any other toppings suggestion?

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: The Convivial Italian Edit

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood’s picks take us right to carb-land with two amazing pizzas and a delicious parmigiana di melanzane. They’re perfect for sharing food in this cozy weather! Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s Italian picks:

Nonna Pizza – Monot, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @nonnapizza

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#Thinnest and #Tastiest #Pizza in town #Nonna#Beirut #Ashrafieh #Monot #Food #Fadsfood

L’Osteria – Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon 

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Very tasty #Parmigiana di #Melanzane at #Osteria#MarMkhayel #happyhour #beirut #food #Italian#fadsfood

Pzza.Co – Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @pzzaco

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#pzza&co #pizza #pzza.co #half #chocolate #lotus#speculos

 Pizza anyone?

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks

One evening, as I was scrolling through my instagram, I discovered an interesting new follower. Fadsfood’s account was so attractive, I spent a while viewing each and every single photo. What he basically does is just share all of the good food he experiences. His lovely moto is to

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

So after finally uncovering the face behind fadsfood, I asked him to share with us, every Friday, his weekly favorite picks. And he agreed!

Follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s picks to inspire you! You can check last week’s on this link.

Pizza Co. – Beirut – Lebanon – Instagram: @pzzaco

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Roadster Diner – Beirut – Lebanon – Instagram: @Roadsterdiner

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#RdBBQbaconin #Tastiest #Burger in #Beirut

Mhanna – Jounieh – Lebanon

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#Ashta #IceCream at #Mhanna #Zahle #Berdawni the best in #Lebanon #lebanesefood #livelovelebanon

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*A pizza made with love tastes better*

Here’s something that will make up for me not writing for the last few weeks. A pizza we made from scratch. Yes, from scratch with the dough and everything. It was really fun and the result was absolutely delicious and healthy. I have been dying for a nice pizza lately, especially that I’m on a strict diet that I can’t seem not to break. This pizza was perfect for the circumstances: light and thin dough – replacing the quantity of bread I can eat, mozzarella (replacing the amount of cheese I can have), tomatoes and fresh basil. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. The thing that took most of our time was the dough, and kneading it was a whole other story, but we made it. And from now on, I don’t have to visit Italian restaurants anymore to get my pizza needs satisfied. From now on, I will bake them myself. Even make a lot of dough and store it in the freezer to have an express pizza whenever we feel like it. I think it’s the best way to know what you eat, and enjoy eating it.

Attention! Plan to make the pizza dough a few hours in advance of your meal. Just because you have to wait for it to inflate. 


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For 4 simple Pizza Margherita, you will need:

For the dough:

2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
0.5 teaspoon sugar
250 ml lukewarm water
375 g plain (all-purpose) flour
1 teaspoon salt

For the garnish:

Fresh mozzarella (in water) cut in slices
Cherry tomatoes
Fresh basil leaves

Olive oil

You will also need water-absorbent paper (you can find it in any supermarket)

1) Prepare the dough: 

In a bowl, mix the yeast, sugar and water, then set aside for 5 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface – meaning the yeast has been activated. 


In another bowl, place the flour and the salt and make a hole in the middle. Add to it the yeast mixture and mix together with well-floured hands until a dough forms. 


 

Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, then divide the dough into 4 equal balls. 

Place the 4 balls on a lightly floured tray and cover with a clean, damp cloth, and set aside until the balls have double in size (this takes approximately 30 minutes)

2) Meanwhile, cut the mozzarella balls into slices and place them between 2 water-absorbent papers until dry

3) Place a tray in the oven to let it heat for at least 30 minutes

4) Cut the cherry tomatoes in 2, and press them against a strainer to remove all their water

 5) Take each dough ball and press it into a round and roll it on a floured surface until you obtain the flat round pizza dough form you wish to have


6) Spread your toppings on the bases: mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil leaves, topped with olive oil (spicy olive oil if you are spicy lovers) and place the pizzas on the preheated tray

7) Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the pizzas look crisp and golden 


You can of course choose other toppings that you love, like garlic, parmesan cheese, and spicy olive oil.