So friday night was the first pizza night since october - still haven't figured the cheeseless pizza thing. I decided to venture into other types of dairy since I'd read and heard from others that goat's milk dairy was less of a bother to baby systems. But since eating our goat cheese, pear and prosciutto pizza she's been spitting up again after every meal, something she hasn't done for a while. Of course it could have been the green beans we fed her for the first time yesterday, or maybe it was the tamales we've been eating for the past two nights, although it's probably from sucking on tomato slices and carrot sticks. Regardless, she's been sleeping for almost 8 hour stretches, so I'm not complaining, and that pizza was pretty yummy even if the photo isn't the greatest.
I got some samples of various sugars, vanilla beans and truffle oil from this company a couple months ago to try and review. Since then I've been trying them on various things, and my most exciting sample was a jar of olive oil infused with white truffle. I'd never tasted, smelled or even really seen truffle oil before but had always heard of it and how wonderful it is. When I opened the bottle to drizzle on our pizza the smell alone was so rich, I was sick after a few minutes. The taste, however was subtle and delicious although I still can't imagine using it with a dessert.
I know I have a couple pizza dough versions, this is the fourth. I will admit this one is my favorite, but sometimes I don't have it in stock -aka my freezer, or I don't think far enough in advance. This one was scribbled on a scrap of paper while watching this episode of martha stewart - it airs at 2am here, and it's been my go to recipe ever since. I love it because it's pure, and simple, and delicious. I'd eat it plain; and I do.
yet another pizza dough
from jim lahey
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon yeast
large pinch of salt
Combine ingredients, cover and let sit for a couple hours in oven with light on (don't turn the oven on) until doubled. Take out onto floured work surface, fold in half, cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap and let sit for a half hour to an hour. Roll out or toss, top with desired delicacies, bake on pizza stone for 15-20 minutes at 500-525 degrees.
I have to bake mine at 400 degrees because the first time i used my new pizza stone, it split in half from the high heat. They sent a replacement, but I wish I could use higher heat, it makes a great pizza.