Pizza on a Saturday night? Why sure!
About a week ago we were gifted some frozen moose burger. I have been kind of looking at it wondering what exactly to do with it. I am not against trying new things but I have been under the weather and didn’t want to create a meal that would end up in the trash. So I decided I would take my fresh mozzarella (Way better than the shredded stuff in the bags by the way) and make two pizzas. One moose burger and the other ham that I knew my two pickier boys would eat.
I didn’t get too many good photos because Little Miss Toddler decided that she would like to help by
flooding my kitchen washing dishes. I was afraid she would drown my camera so I had to work quick.
I made homemade crust.
You could too it is simple but this is a kitchen aid recipe so I used my big stand mixer.
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 packet yeast
- 2 TBSP oil I use olive oil when I have it but vegetable oil works fine too.
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2-3 cups of flour
In the bowl dump the warm water and yeast together; stir to dissolve the yeast. Add the oil, salt and two cups of flour. Start the mixer on low speed and watch for it to become a ball of dough as it mixes. If it is too wet add in a fourth of a cup of flour at a time until the dough comes together. Pour a bit of oil over the dough and rub it over the dough ball and set it back in the bowl to rise until doubled. Once doubled punch it down and spread on and oiled pizza pan using your hands to spread it out evenly. Poke it with a fork to prevent it from bubbling while it bakes. Place in a 450-degree oven for 5 minutes and then add toppings.
For toppings, we used pizza sauce, browned moose burger, fresh sliced up mozzarella, and ham.
Then I simply put it back in the oven for 5- 10 minutes until the cheese was melted and bubbly.
I will tell you I tripled the crust recipe. I assume it makes one 14-inch pizza depending on how thin you spread it out. I made more because we wanted leftovers and we are still feeding a pretty big family. (Six people) Tripled it made two large baking sheets of pizza with a thick filling crust.
Do you make pizza at home? What toppings do you choose?