Thursday, October 6, 2011
Do you know that there's a whole list of food celebrations in the month of October? oh, maybe this is more applicable to friends staying in america but isnt that nice to know that they have got so much food fun celebrations..october is the national month for apple, cranberry, pasta , pizza just to name a few. Our bake along this time, pizza theme came in timely for me to link this post back to the Cookbook Party hosted by Louise from Months of Edible Celebrations. There are prizes to be won , just visit the link above to read more about that.
Just as i was thinking what pizza should i be making for our bake along, i saw Jessica from Kitchen Belleicious making some Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Butter. I love that idea, the seasonings sounds good and i thought that might just be a good idea to transfer that to a pizza. I did not smash the potatoes, i sliced them instead cos i wanted to arrange them on a pizza and i put in what she put in. I made that garlic butter as the base for the pizza, arrange the sliced potatoes on top with little sprinkles of olive oil and put in dashes of salt, cajun seasonings, black pepper all over the pizza. Yes, it was good , the cajun and the black pepper makes it more tasty on the garlic potato bread. Now i would like to see what pizzas are Joyce and Zoe making too, drop by their blogs and find out. Wai Kitt from 一日三餐 is also joining us for this pizza theme, using crackers as a base, a crispy pizza ,you can check it out here
I use a vegetable peeler to slice the pizza into very thin slices, some slices are really thin and i cant feel eating the potatoes..ha!
Pizza dough recipe( from 500 pizzas and flatbreads) makes one 12" round pizza
or any of your fav pizza recipe
i made into two 5" round pizza
58gm plain flour
67gm bread flour
a little less than 1/2 tsp of sugar
a little less than 1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of instant yeast
1/2 tbsp of olive oil
75ml warm water
1.To prepare the pizza dough, mix half of the flour mixture with sugar, yeast and salt in a bowl of a standing mixer. Set aside. Combine olive oil and warm water. With paddle attachment, slowly stir in the water and oil
into the flour mixture until well combined. Mix in the remaining flour.
2. Change to dough hook attachment and knead on low for 4-5 minutes until dough comes together as a ball and is smooth. If not using a standing mixer, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand for about 10minutes.
3.Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with clean paper towel. Set aside in a warm spot for 1-2 hours or until doubled its volume.
4. Once dough has risen, divide the ball into 2 pieces or 1 piece , flatten them to form a disc and using a rolling pin or fingers, stretch them out to desired sizes.
Garlic Butter Base
30gm butter, softened
3 cloves garlic, minced
some dried parsley/dried oregano
mix all the ingredients together to make the garlic butter herb spread.
Topping ( no exact measurement)
1 large potato or more, sliced into thin
some salt, black pepper, cajun seasonings, drizzle of olive oil.
Preheat oven to 210C. Spread the garlic butter herbs compote onto the pizza, arrange the potato slices, drizzle some olive oil over the potatoes. Lastly, sprinkle some salt, black pepper and cajun seasoning all over pizza and sent for baking for around 15-20 minutes or until the potato slices turned slightly brown.
Our next bake along will be anything with chocolate and cherries, if you are keen, post it up on the 20 Oct.