Canada!) so the area that I've been painting in wasn't too cold.
It was very windy here which is unusual for the Island and high winds are
not a good thing here. Especially when your house is surrounded by
Arbutus trees...the hardest trees going. One branch can do so much damage.
Ferry's going to our lovely Salt Spring Island were also cancelled. I had a
feeling something was on its way... sure enough our power went out...for 2 1/2 hours!
Well that ruined any plans I had of painting.
So no post showing off my newly painted cabinet! Instead I made a homemade
pizza and thought I'd share my recipe with you!
Homemade Italian Pizza with roasted red peppers, Italian Salami and mushrooms.
I make my own dough too. It's really simple and not time consuming like most
think. It tastes alot better than store bought.
1 pkg dried yeast (1 1/2 tsp)
1/2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 cup lukewarm water
31/2 cups white flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
Sprinkle yeast and sugar into warm water and mix. Allow to sit for 10minutes until
mixture begins to bubble.
Combine flour and salt in a large bowl, make a well in the centre, pour in yeast mixture
and beaten egg and gradually work in the flour to make a dough.
Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead thoroughly until smooth and elastic at least
5 minutes. Use only enough flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the surface.
Place in lightly oiled bowl, turn dough to coat with oil and cover with a clean cloth.
Allow to rise for 45 minutes, or until doubled in volume. Punch down and then stretch
out onto pizza pan or cookie sheet. I also lightly grease my sheet with shortening.
Add sauce and choice of toppings. I use mozzarella cheese too.
Bake at 400 degrees for only 20 minutes no more no less.
1 Can tomato paste
1 1/2 cup water
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cloves of garlic minced
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp rosemary
or just use 1 1/2 tsp of Italian seasonings
Mix paste , water and oil
Add garlic, salt, pepper and herbs
let stand several hours