Sunday, February 17, 2008
It is pizza time. We have some great pepperoni and sausage from the Fatted Calf. I will make a homemade crust and some sauce using some pancetta for flavor. It will get cooked in the Beehive Oven fired with almond wood. Let’s start off with the dough
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar (I use Honey)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup warm water
2 cups bread flour (1 cup more as needed)
1 teaspoon instant yeast
Combine water, honey, and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes until yeast starts to bloom. In a food processor combine all ingredients and mix until dough forms ball and pulls away from side of bowl. You may have to add a little more flour. Knead on a floured board for 10 minutes. Place in Ziploc bag and put in refrigerator for 24 hours.
1 large slice of Pancetta diced
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
Salt & Pepper
1 small onion diced
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp sugar
Cooked the diced pancetta in large sauté pan for 5 minutes. Add the onions and sauté for another couple of minutes. Add the paste cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, sugar,oregano, salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Arrange all your ingredients. Roll out the dough and assemble the pizza pie.
When the moon hits your eye
Like a big-a pizza pie
When the world seems to shine
Like you've had too much wine
The pizza pie only takes a few minutes in the Beehive. So I am going to sing a little more.
And you'll sing "Vita bella"
Like a gay tarantella
Oh, I am so sorry. That is our theme song. The pizza was great. So until we meat again.
When the stars make you drool
Joost-a like pasta fazool
When you dance down the street
With a cloud at your feet, you're in love
When you walk in a dream
But you know you're not dreamin', signore
'Scusami, but you see
Back in old Napoli, that's amore
(When the moon hits your eye)
(Like a big-a pizza pie, that's amore)