Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Baking Day:- Pizza and Bread

Today was baking day, after a week of salads it was time to have a 'free diet' day and make some sourdough!

The oven had to be carefully rearranged in order to fit it all, but we did it.

First up, a nice new loaf.

Wholewheat sourdough - baked in cast iron dutch oven
And now the pizza.

Simple to do, even easier to eat.

First make the dough. Let it rest overnight. Then take it out of the fridge, roll it out onto a pizza tray and let it rest for an hour or so.
Sourdough pizza bases

I always pre-bake the pizza for 10 minutes till it's just cooked.

Then I add the toppings. Today it's quattro formaggio with mozarella, provelone, parmesan and ricotta.

The other pizza is red and green capsicum, finely sliced red onion* and mozarella.

The sauce is important - fresh tomatoes and garlic, simmered nicely.

Here they are going into the oven.

Sourdough pizza vegetarian goes into oven

Sourdough pizza 4 cheeses goes into oven

Now they bake at 200C for a further 15 minutes until extremely golden.

Sourdough pizza 4 cheeses "quattro formaggio"

Sourdough pizza vegetarian "mediterraneo"

Too delicious!

Credit to the discipline of our household - we could only manage to eat one whole pizza between the two of us and had to freeze the other one.

*Thanks to hubby for slicing the onion:)