two skinny jenkins


090424 – pizza nite
090424, 9:49 pm
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img_3341_2finally!  i remembered to make the dough yesterday!  just judging by it’s elasticity (and taste- i LOVE raw dough) yesterday afternoon, i knew this was going to be my pizza ever.  I resolved to bake the pizza for the dough, and not the toppings.  So we only baked it 5 minutes, not long enough to brown the cheese.  The first dough we baked had some spinach pesto sauce from last night’s dinner (of salad and crostini).

followed the recipe exactement: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/001199.html

I would like to emphasize the amportance of lots of semolina flour.  in the past, we had used parchment paper to transfer the pizza into the oven, but using a semolina-covered cookie sheet was much better.  we also had a little sangria with the pizza.  my favorite recipe – my ex-roomates know it to be DELICIOUS.

sangria:

  • 750 ml red wine (cabernet sauvignon is good)
  • generous 1/2 C cointreau
  • generous 1/2 C peach brandy
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • i lemon, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 orange, lemon, and lime, sliced
  • lemon – lime club soda
  1. stir together juice, booze, and wine in a pitcher then add fruit slices.
  2. add club soda directly to the glasses so that it doesn’t flatten in the pitcher.

pesto:

  • 1 10 oz package frozen spinach
  • 2 C fresh spinach
  • 4 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1/3 C parmesan cheese
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 3-4 T walnuts
  • 1 t fresh ground pepper
  • 1 t salt
  1. mix together spinach, garlic, walnuts, half the olive oil, salt and pepper in a food processor.
  2. add parm and remaining olive oil until fully chopped.  add more salt and pepper to taste.  I used maybe a T of sea salt. keep refrigerated.
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This looks SO good! I haven’t made fresh pizza dough since I was a kid…so this is on my list. As is your sangria recipe!

Comment by Tina

thanks! It was our best pizza yet. I didn’t know you used to make dough! The first thing Joe and i are going to do when we buy our first house is build a brick oven!

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