Travis’ favorite food is probably pizza, so naturally, we have a lot of it. He doesn’t just like any pizza though, it has to be homemade, and preferably fresh. (meaning I can’t just make a whole bunch of them at a time and pop a bunch in the freezer for later, although I do this anyway).
It’s been a while since I’ve made a pizza though, since before Brayer was born, so tonight was pizza night! I want to share with you the dough recipe I always use and some of the ingredients I love to add on top!
Pizza Dough

1 cup warm water
1 tbsp. sugar
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (preferably 1st cold pressed organic, the flavour is unbeatable)
1 tsp. sea salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp. corn meal (my favorite is Bob’s Red Mill, it’s much coarser than other brands and 100% natural)
Stir together water, yeast, and sugar until dissolved. Add olive oil and salt. Knead in flour and then add corn meal. I just mix everything in my Kitchen Aid mixer, using the dough hook.
Let rest for 10 minutes, then shape into a ball and roll out!
Pizza Toppings

Organic Tomato Sauce (or flavored pasta sauce)
Sliced green peppers
Thinly sliced tomatoes
Chopped spinach
Sprinkle of cayenne pepper
Sprinkle of basil

I layer it all in that order and pop in the oven at 350 for about 25 minutes, then put the oven on broil for 2-3 minutes till cheese is lightly browned.

On a sad note, I did attempt a batch of hummus but frankly it doesn’t taste all that great. I did some more research on the topic and am happy to have found a new recipe for it to try… I’ll keep you updated!

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