Archive for May, 2011

I had this pizza idea rolling around in my head for a couple of days and finally had time to try it out last night for dinner. I made the crust using my usual recipe of 2 cups flour, 2 tsps of baking powder, 1/4 cup olive oil, 3/4 cup of milk. Blend together and form in to a ball. Let it rest for 5 minutes and then transfer to a greased pizza pan – press to fit pan. Put in a preheated oven (400 degrees) and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and top with the good stuff. I made the pesto from my basil plant. I grabbed about 12 large leaves and put in them in a blender with a handful of pine nuts a tbls of garlic, about a 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and olive oil. I used this as the sauce for the pizza then topped with shaved onions, goat cheese, smoked salmon and mozzarella cheese. I returned to the oven for about 13 minutes and then ate it enjoying every glorious bite of deliciousness. This is my new favorite combination of toppings and I loved the summer flavor of the pesto sauce. YUM!

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