My Favorite Meal

My favorite meal has to be crispy crust pizza with a fresh garden salad.

I also have to brag that I make a darn good pizza. If a cook loves pizza but doesn’t have a brick oven in the house the very best thing they can invest in is a large size, restaurant style, pizza pan.

The two things in my house I could never do without are my bread machine and pizza pan.

Why? Pizza!

The crust I prepare is a bread machine recipe. It goes as follows..

Bread Machine Crispy Pizza Dough

1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 ounce yeast — 1- 1/4 oz packet

Place all ingredients in bread machine in above order ending with salt and yeast placed in a well made in center of flour. Try not to get yeast in water.

Set machine to pizza dough. This will take about 50 minutes.

Fit dough in large pizza pan, cover with sauce and your favorite pizza ingredients.

“1 large pizza”

Then comes the simple sauce, which should be made first to give flavor time to blend. I often replace the rosemary with two tablespoons grated parmesan.

Easy Pizza Sauce

1 can tomato paste — (6 ounce)
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic — pressed
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary — crushed

Mix together the tomato paste, water, and olive oil. Mix well. Add garlic, salt and pepper to taste, oregano, basil, and rosemary. Mix well and let stand several hours to let flavors blend. No cooking necessary, just spread on dough.
Top with your favorite ingredients. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven 15-20 minutes.

I also like a mozzerella and cheddar blend for the cheese. I have yet to find this mixture bagged so I grate it myself.

It is a simple yet satisfying meal. My favorite not only in taste, but also convenience.

Here is supper. I didn’t have tomato for my garden salad as tomato isn’t ripe at my home just yet..but I can’t wait! Next time round!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cooknkate
    Jul 25, 2006 @ 10:53:55

    Yum!!! PIZZAAAAAA! I love pizza and wrote a whole post on it, didja read that one???


  2. coffeepot
    Jul 26, 2006 @ 11:14:35

    No Kate I didn’t read it. I will come and search for it.


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