Earlier this week, my husband and I were chatting about the upcoming three day weekend and brainstorming plans. I proposed the idea of trying out a new recipe one night, and Nathan suggested making pizzas from scratch. We received an awesome stand-up mixer as a wedding gift, and we hadn’t yet used it to make dough.
Nathan found an easy whole wheat pizza dough recipe online (that was actually the name of it – Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe), so away we went to the grocery store to get all of our ingredients.
I, unfortunately, cannot eat any dairy (and soy cheeses leave so much do be desired) so for my pizza, I came up with a cheese-less topping combo that included pasta sauce, broccoli, roma tomatoes, mushrooms, Boca faux “ground beef,” and basil (from our potted garden). Nathan elected to have a Caprese style pizza with olive oil, fresh mozzerella, roma tomatoes, and basil (also from our garden).
Nathan made the dough, let it rise, and arranged it into two small pizzas on parchment paper (on a cookie sheet). We placed our ingredients, and baked the pizzas for about 18 minutes. The parchment paper kept the crust nice and crisp, and it had a great flavor and texture. We both loved our pizzas (and ate every bite of them). We were still talking about them this morning, which is definitely a sign of a good meal.
What is on your menu this Labor Day weekend?