Thursday, October 6, 2011

Potato Pizza


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

Method:
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.

55 comments:

  1. The potato on the pizza looks so thin and crispy - like potato chips on pizza :p

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  2. oh, that many celebrations in october?? i only know the german oktoberfest, haha!! BTW, never thot of such pizza before with just simply potatoes, it does look very good indeed.. :)

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  3. Hi Lena, Your pizza looks delicious! I love the topping! This is something that I must try the next time! Potatoes and garlic and herbs, are meant for each other! Yummmmy!

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  4. yeah, agree with tigerfish that the sliced potato looks so thin, it reminds me of potato chip.

    Potato, garlic and butter on pizza.... you've always come up with something extraordinary with ordinary ingredients.

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  5. Beautiful pizza and interesting topping too. I would loves to have a big slice, please.

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  6. the potato slices look like Lays on a bread :)

    yummy!!!!

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  7. The potato pizza looks very delicious.

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  8. So thinly sliced.. like potato chips. how do they taste, i wonder..

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  9. What a coincidence! We both bake the same kind of pizza! The garlic butter base is a great idea.

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  10. wow, interesting pizza! I will give it a try soon. tks for sharing ;)

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  11. interesting pizza, i guess it taste like potato chips on top, hehehe..

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  12. Hey this is something nice here...got to try it out...potato huh? how is it taste like? crunchy?

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  13. I like this book...lots of variation and your idea of using thin slices of potato as topping is brilliant ! Great as a vegetarian pizza:)

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  14. wahh...looks tempting, lena...
    now is the high-tea time for having your pizza with a cup of tea...yum yum

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  15. hi lena, first tome i come across a potato pizza with interesting flavorful ingredients like butter, black pepper and cajun..
    would love to try out, thanks for this :0

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  16. Hi Lena, I am trying to imagine the taste of this pizza, especially the potato slices...I guess the best way to know is to try making it, yeah?

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  17. Wah potato pizza also look good! Maybe I do half potato pizza and the other half kitchen flavour chicken rendang pizza.

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  18. It looks mouthwatering!Kisses from Greece,dear!

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  19. Loved the way you've layered the potato.

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  20. hi, appreciate each and everyone of you here dropping by and leave a comment and thanks for being so supportive!

    @tigerfish: though they look crispy, they are not.They are tender.

    @joyce: love your rendang pizza too!

    @ claire: if i make them again, i deliver some for you :)

    @zoe: yeah, such coincidence! i find your lollies pizza so cute!!

    @angeline: no, they look like potato chips, huh? no, they are not crunchy..just tender.

    @komaju bhd: hi, thanks for coming by here. yeah, hope you will like it!

    @LHB: yes!

    @mk girl: hey, good idea!!

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  21. Wow, this is something new! Haven't tried potatoes on pizza before. Must be slight crisp since you slice them nice and thin, plus a little creamy on those below, delish! Great idea Lena!

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  22. That's loaded with carbohydrates ;-))still...it looks very delicious!

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  23. Potatoes, Pizza? Now that's imaginative! Of course the garlic and spices make it a wonderful "marriage."

    It's going to be a GREAT addition to the Cookbook Party, Lena. Thanks for joining us!!!

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  24. I can imagine the time spent to slice the potato so thinly. What a great combination with thick and soft pizza bread and thin crispy potatoes. This is definitely another winner recipe of yours! TWO THUMBS and TWO BIG TOES UP!

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  25. Oh...i also thumbs up for your pizza!wondering how does it taste with the potatoes topping?!sure taste like eating Mr Potatoes!
    Lena,thank you for linking and feel sorry to waste your time to alter again in your original post just to link me in.

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  26. I've heard that they have yummy potato (and sweet potato) pizzas in Korea (that's where I was born) and they are very popular. And I always thought they sound really good. I must try this.

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  27. Looks so delicious! what a great idea to make the most comforting pizza ever - going to save this for a special moment!
    Mary x

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  28. This potato pizza sounds divine! My potato-loving son would, well, love it. I never would of thought of this combination, but seriously this is a great idea and will have to try it.

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  29. I bet this must be very delicious with the thin layer of potatoes. I'm my hubby will love this very much if I make this for him.

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  30. you did so well with the thin potatoes! Love how fluffy and light it looks as well. How I wish I could give this a bite.

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  31. Delightful and yummy!
    Thanks for sharing, Lena, I enjoyed the visit!

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  32. That looks totally amazing! I will have to try this - not only does it look terrific, but a pizza-lover in my family is allergic to cheese, and this looks like a great solution!

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  33. that looks really good! carb heaven hahaha.

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  34. Wow Lena your pizza look amazing and interesting , xxgloria

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  35. Lena, this is really interesting. Will show to my kids.

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  36. First time I see pizza with potatoes as toppings! Looks delicious!

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  37. Joyce's, Zoe's and you pizzas are very unique in each of your own ways. they all look scrumptious!

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  38. hi lena, just fyi, i published a food joke today and have included yours plus your link, thanks.
    the potato pizza looks so pretty and appetizing. beautiful and crisp photos.

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  39. I have never had something like this...This sounds and looks really delicious!

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  40. Hi Lena,
    Good morning, just would like to know is it advisable to use the fan function when baking cakes & bread. TQ.

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  41. Wow! Potato pizza looking good. Yummy!

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  42. You did such a good job of slicing the potato pieces so finely it looks more like a potato crisps pizza! :D

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  43. I remember I saw a calendar online once, and it had like all the food celebration days on it- there was pretty much one for every day of the year!! I doubt most of them actually get celebrated though ;) Your pizza looks delicious though- I love the thing slices of potato on top- they looks like chips! haha...reminds me of whenw e used to put potato chips in our sandwiches in primary school!

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  44. carbs (potatoes)on carbs (pizza)!! definitely something for a carb lover like me!!

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  45. Thanks for your garlic butter base recipe, it gives a different touch and taste to the pizza!^^

    It's deja Vu, I actually tot I hv visited this post... *scratch head, strange

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  46. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesOctober 10, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Lovely creation.

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  47. Love love the potato pizza! The dough looks phenomenal and the crispy potato coating on top takes it over the top! A winner and one I must try

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  48. thanks again for all of your comments!

    @ delphine: hi, sorry for the late reply, i was away for 2 days and when i came back, i actually forgot to reply you. I do not have a fan assisted oven, all my bakes here are non fan assisted. I heard that you actually have an advantage here using a fan assisted oven cos it helps to distribute heat evenly and browns very much nicer. YOu will probably need to experiment with using fan and non fan to learn more abt your oven. By turning the fan function on, you will find the the temp is hotter compared to without the fan on. If you're using any recipes from anywhere, probably you try reducing by temp by 10C for your oven with the fan on.

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  49. Lena,
    Thank you, thank you, no, no, it is alright for the late reply, my table top oven broke down & I just bought a Zannusi table top 55L oven, very excited & will try out & got to learn to use to it. Yes, I heard that the fan will distribute heat evenly and browns nicely & Zannusi is well known for oven, ya, I saw in some recipes instructing to reduce temp when using fan function. Ya lol, have yet to start out my new oven this weekend, anyway thanks alot & was very happy to receive your reply, TQ.

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  50. yes, i have 2 friends using zanussi oven too, good they said. How much did you get yours?

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  51. Hi Lena,
    I got it for RM 1,250 at Pasir Puteh, Ipoh just directly opposite to Cheong Kong coffee shop with a big sign ELECTROLUX. Take a look.

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  52. oh wow.. Lena.. this is ssoooo goooddd... my hubby just brought me 20 kg potato cause winter here potato became very much cheap and I'm still digging some idea to consume those potatos.. :))

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  53. This potato pizza is the most delicious thing I ever taste in my life!

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