Alright! I'm not sure if anyone's reading this blog, but I'm moving over to post at Third Takes the Cake.
I'm quite fickle-minded. ^-^
Sunday, October 19, 2014
|Ham and Bacon Pizza with Arugula|
Dad's been complaining that our herbs have outgrown their little pots, and it's time to use them up. He didn't want his hardwork to result in dead herbs. :P
So, after procrastinating for a few weeks, I decided to make pizza today! It was a great decision because I didn't have any plans to meet anyone today.
Grace Jie loved the pizza base. And the pizza in general, possibly because mom actually got some cheese and I sprinkled some for them before baking their pizzas.
Mine, of course, are dairy free. They still taste and look good (in my opinion):
|The same pizza but without cheese! ^^|
Recipe from Tasting Table. I didn't change the recipe, but did change the way I handled the dough, simply because..... I didn't read the instructions. LOL! At least it was still tasty!
Anyway, instead of splitting the dough into pieces and letting it rise for 2 hours, I let it "rise" at room temp for 2 hours after taking it out of the fridge (I put it into the fridge overnight so insects/pests won't get to it), separated it into pieces, floured generously then let it rest for maybe 10 mins before working on it.
I couldn't really get the crust to be super thin because it would tear or the sauce would seep through, so yea. But I didn't get any complaints from the family (who prefers Thin Crust Pizza anytime), so I guess it was fine! ^^
My sis came back from Canada about 2 weeks ago, and she brought back some interesting flours / grains / seeds.
One of them was poppy seeds. I think she got the idea from the Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins they sold at the cafes in Canada.
I've actually made it once a few years ago using poppy seeds I found in Australia's supermarket. I don't even remember which recipe I used then. But I was excited to make it again simply because I love lemons. :D
Today, I used a recipe from Baking Bites that I had bookmarked for years. It's called Ctirus Poppy Seed Muffins because it uses Orange and Lemon, but the taste of Lemon really stands out. :)