Monday, May 23, 2011

Neil is Away Pizza

Anchovies, Black Olives, Capers...all the things I love on a a pizza and Neil doesn't so when he was away yesterday I made myself a treat.  The crust is made almost exclusively from whole wheat bread flour, I had run out of white and it was really tasty, not to Hippy, healthy good for you tasting...just nutty and sweet and delicious.


Anonymous said...

This is a categorie in itself "what we eat while our partners/husbands/lovers are away"- many of us forego some dishes/foods we actually love so that we can share-a-meal with the one we love.(mine hated all things peanut ie Satay-sauce and cilantro...)
re:Pizza-Given my small Oven i have been buying frozen ones and fussing them up with many extras. How easy was your Pizza dough to make? can one make a batch and freeze or refrigerate it? I've been hunting for something easy and "vollkorn" is hippie cool as far as I am concerned.
PS- the Prinzessin Garten is in FULL swing these days on Moritzplatz.

Neil said...

partner/husband/lover Neil here! upon my return to town last night not only were there slices of UFG's "Neil is Away" pizza available (i passed, of course), but mark took additional dough out of the fridge that he had stored away and made another pizza for me: cheddar/truffle oil on one half and mozzarella/tomato sauce on the other half.

two observations:
1. yes, the dough can be made in batch and stored for later use!
2. left over cheddar/truffle oil pizza, warmed up on top of the toaster, makes a GREAT breakfast!

yesterday was our 24th anniversary (we're "officially celebrating" tom'w night) - 24 years of having someone make food like this for me. yes, i do know how lucky i am :)


Urban Food Guy said...

in short the pizza dough is 3 3/4 cups bread flour (i use 3c white, 3/4c whole wheat usually, but up to you)1 teaspoon sugar, 2 teaspoons sea salt and 2 teaspoons dry yeast (in Berlin you need to buy a cube in the refrigerator section and check on the equivalency but I think 1/2 of a 1 ounce cube is equal to 2 teaspoons)and 1 1/2 cups warm water. Mix it all up until you have a ball of dough on the wet side (i use a paddle attachment on my mixer but by hand is fine, it's easy you don't need a lot of mixing just enough to bring it together) cover well and let rise for 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Cut it in half makes 2 16 or 17 " pizzas, The dough last several days in the fridge when you want to use it take it out and let it come to room temp about an hour. Then spread it out on a lightly oiled pizza pan and cook on the highest temp your oven will go. Usually about 12-15 minutes, when all the cheese an d sauce is browned and bubbling it's done! Enjoy!

Kurt Brown said...

Mark, can we have "Neil is away pizza" when he leaves for his rock show when I visit? :)

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