Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bath Time and a Pizza

This last weekend my friend Julie was here. We went shopping, ate lots of food, watched TV, and went to see The Help (LOVED it..."You is kind. You is smart. You is important." So great.). Noah was obsessed with Julie. He is pretty shy of strangers, but not Julie. The minute she walked in the door, he was all about her. Maybe it's because she brought him toys? Bribery? I don't know, but he loves the toys she brought. She got him some squeaky blocks, a onesie, and some bath toys (that we brought to the pool yesterday). Bath/pool...same thing right? Anyway, thanks Julie!!

Sunday we droppped Julie off at the airport, and when we got home Noah was a little antsy so I decided to put on my swimsuit and get in the bathtub with him so he could play with his bath toys Julie got him. He had so much fun.

Exhibit A

No Exhibit B, but you get the point. He was surrounded by toys in a bathtub. Cute.

After the bath, we made pizzas from scratch. Well, the dough was leftover from the calzones we made last week, so we just threw them together really quick. This dough is SO good. Nate and I both loved the dough for calzones, but for pizza? Delicious! No more delivery for us...well that's a lie...I just want you to know how good this pizza dough is.

Oooooo pretty....pepperoni, spinach, mushrooms, mozzarella. I'm drooling.

Finished product. Again, drooling.

Here's the recipe if you're interested...

From Two Peas and Their Pod

Pizza/Calzone Dough (Makes 4 calzones or 4 individual pizzas)

1 package of dry active yeast
1 1/4 cup luke warm water
Pinch of sugar
1 T olive oil
1 1/4 tsp. salt
3 1/2 cups bread flour

1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water, sprinkle with pinch of sugar. Let stand for five minutes.
2. Pour yeast water into your Kitchenaid Mixer, add in olive oil. Mix briefly. Add in flour and salt. Mix until combined and switch to your dough hook. Let the machine knead the dough for about 4-5 minutes. Take the dough ball out and make sure it is smooth and not sticky!
3. Place the dough in a oiled bowl. Turn it over to oil both sides. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth/towel. Let rise for about 40 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
4. Divide the dough in half, place the dough in separate oiled bowls. Let rise again for about 20 minutes.
5. Now divide the dough into four portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into four circles. Have fun by tossing it in the air and stretching it.
6. For pizza, place pizza on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal then top dough with sauce and toppings that you want, brush the crust edges with olive oil and throw in a 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes.
7. For calzones, add sauce and toppings onto half of the dough, then fold over and pinch at the edges. Brush calzone with olive oil and bake on a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal for about 25 minutes at 450 degrees.


1 comment:

  1. That pizza sounds really yummy! I saw The Help last week too and loved it! So funny because I keep repeating those same lines to Cruz... ;) The relationship between Abeline and that little girl was so presh.