First let me just say Happy Leap Day!!!
Now, some lunches are better than others.
Some lunches are personal pizza.
Yesterday was Some Lunch!
Over the weekend I bought a new bag of Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. Yesterday I decided to put it away (yeah, I'm THAT on top of things!). So I poured the flour into my fridge container but of course, there was about 1.25 Cups left in the bag. :( Ain't that always the case?
Well I decided to turn that frown upside down and put that extra flour to good use...By making pizza dough.
Actually, my first thought was to make spinach tortillas but then I thought of pizza and all other thinking stopped.
What is it about pizza that makes it so darn good??
So I made up a batch of SPINACH Pizza Dough!! Brilliant! Next time I think I'll incorporate some Basil into it also. :)
SPINACH PIZZA DOUGH
makes 3 personal sized pizzas
1/2 C Warm Water (hot enough to activate yeast but not kill it)
Small spoonful of Honey (approx. 1/8 t)
1 1/8 t Yeast (1/2 a package)
1 1/4 C Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/8 C Ground Flax Seed
1/8 C Olive Oil
1/2 C Chopped Spinach
Mix your warm water, honey and yeast and set aside for about 5 minutes while bubbles form.
Clean & chop your spinach (I simply put it in my Ninja and pulsed it to chop)
In a mixing bowl add all your ingredients and mix.
Switch to a kneeding hook and kneed the dough (or kneed by hand).
Form a ball with the dough and lightly coat with Olive Oil (keeping a crust from forming so that the dough will grow), put in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1.5-2 hours.
Divide into 3 smaller/equal-sized balls and then roll each one into a pizza crust. Top as you'd like and then put in an oven at 500° for about 5-10 minutes...until it reaches your preferred doneness.
|Gather & mix your ingredients|
|Set aside to rise|
|Gather your toppings|
|Roll your dough|
|Top & bake|
Our final pizzas....
And what do two girls do with a third crust? Hummm...
Is that dessert I hear calling?
Why yes it is!! Coconut Oil, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Frozen Apple, a few White Chocolate chips and some Organic Sprinkles. :)
The pizza was a total success. Kai told me she "Likes green pizza, but would LOVE pink pizza...it's her favorite!" So I guess next time I'll be adding beets to the crust instead of spinach. :)
After our pizza we went for a good long walk.
|Frodo's on the hunt!|
|Don't worry -|
Kai was immediately reprimanded for being in the street
and headed back over to the grass. :)
|Grandpa & MacDuff take the lead!|
After our complete failure to get his eyes checked we headed to my parent's house to help out with a quick home-owner's fix. Then we all headed out to Ruby Tuesdays. :)