Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Homemade Pizza

Today I was all set to finish my painting. The weather was up to 6 degrees (sorry eastern
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.

Just set aside 45minutes and you have a wonderful homemade dough...

And a nice easy peasy sauce...

Delicious and oh so good ...even the next day!
Sam loves it in his lunch...

Easy Pizza Dough
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
olive oil
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.
Pizza Sauce
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
Pamela xo


  1. Thanks for the recipe ~ I will definitely try this on the weekend~! looks YUMMY! ;-)

  2. Yum! I love pizza; this looks delicious!


  3. Pizza is my favorite food. Always has been and I have not made the dough from scratch. My Italian daughter in law does of course. I will have to try this since it isn't hard. Did you mean to type 6 degrees. That is cold!

  4. We had the wind here in Washington as well... however we were fortunate that we didn't loose our power :)

    I also made pizza for dinner! I make my dough from scratch too and I can small jars of tomato sauce every August through October (or when the tomatoes run out) to use for sauce. My dough recipe is similar to yours but mine doesn't call for an egg... I may have to give yours a try.

    Hopefully the winds are gone for now,

  5. Your pizza looks scrumptious. I like left over pizza the next day also. Sometimes it's better the next day. Glad your electric came back on eventually!

  6. That looks amazing! I have made homemade pizza for as long as I can remember...but now I don't vary my recipe much! It's time to try some new toppings! Thanks for sharing! ♥

  7. Pamela- I have not made homemade pizza dough in years...since my kids left home. There is really nothing like it though., is there? I'll bet Sam loves it leftover. My youngest son liked it left-over and cold better than he did fresh from the oven. Thanks for sharing...and I think your 6ºC is about 42 or 43ºF, isn't it? If I remember my classes correctly...because our 32º is your zero! Hugs- Diana

  8. I am just watching on the CTV late news about your stormy weather. Crazy weather and wind! Glad you are safe and didn't lose any trees! It got up to 2 C. today but tomorrow will be -9 with a windchill of -27!! It's still winter here. :-( Great pizza dough recipe! Blessings, Pamela

  9. The weather was UP to 6 degrees! Ouch! It was 65 degrees here today in North Carolina and i was still a little chilly.
    That's a fine lookin pizza you made there... I never show my guy blog stuff, but i did show him your pizza, and he took a pretty long look at it! I think he wants me to make him one!


  10. That pizza looks delish, thanks for sharing the recipe with us... I'll have to try it sometime... girl when I bake something you should see the mess I make, the entire kitchen will be in a shambles!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  11. Yummy! The photos look wonderful. I shall have to try it. I am not really a cook but I think I could handle this one!

    The weather has certainly been wild this season!

  12. Looks absolutely delish! Im going to try this when I get the chance. :D Thanks for the wonderful recipe! Hugs!

  13. You could have a career as a food stylist - gorgeous pics. We often make pizza at home and my boys much prefer them to take outs! I am going to give your tomato sauce recipe a try - sounds delicious! x

  14. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment.
    You have such a cute blog! Your pizza looks so good...thanks for the recipe!
    p.s. I am your newest follower!

  15. Hi Pamela,
    Your pizza looks so good! I haven't made homemade pizza for awhile but now I am tempted.
    It is cold and sunny today but the weatherman says mild weather for the weekend- hope he is right!


  16. OK Pamela I think we have the same Mom because all of your recipes so far are just like mine...LOL... I just made this the other night Tia loves peppers. Yummy.....


  17. Wow! That looks mouthwatering! We have pizza once a week since it's such a hit with the kids. I'm saving this recipe. My boys have never help make it from scratch. Sounds fun!

  18. Well, that's rolling with the punches - as some would say - this pizza looks yummy! You should share it with Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!
    Hope you have a great - bright day today -

  19. We enjoy a good pizza but must admit I no longer make my own!! Monday night special at a local grocery (yes, one of the best pizzas in town) usually comes home with us. We call ahead to order and pick it up as the shop is just a few minutes away...............enjoy a couple of slices with a salad and a DVD, then eat the leftovers for lunch next day!

    Your homemade version looks delicious Pamela.....perhaps I'll try one less busy Monday!!

    Salt Spring Island reminds me that I bought the best ever goat cheeses from a woman who lived there - she had a booth at the ferry terminal!
    I so want to come back to your BC area - rain, wind, OK, but preferably in Summertime again when to me the weather is so perfect.

    Hope you're back painting. We've had a few days in the 80's, I walked(so needed after the pizza!), and gardened, but also need to do some painting projects!!

  20. Hi Pamela, this looks so yummy! I printed this one out too! We're supposed to get wind gusts today too, but it's so calm and pretty right now.

  21. The power must have come back on for you to cook it!

    Nothing exciting happened over here involving wind and I was sooooo disapointed!

    Did you walk in the wind?

  22. Yum. We make our own pizza too but have yet to find a crust we love so I am excited to try yours.

  23. be a dear and ship some over, won't you?

  24. your pizza looks seriously yummy! i might just have to make this for dinner :)
    have a wonderful day

  25. Your homemade pizza looks delicious! How pretty too! Don't you just love the smell of the dough. I'm giving your recipe a try!
    Look for it on an upcoming StoneGable weekly meu with a link back to this post.

  26. Pamela, that pizza looks SO delicious! Your sweet Acoya looks so much like my My Boy and My Girl. Thanks for visiting. I love the painting you have been doing!... Donna

  27. This is just so impressive--now I'm starving! lol Sending hugs your way!!

  28. Your pizza looks yummy, will have to try it out...never made my own dough but always wanted to, thanks for sharing... Have a great weekend.


  29. OH...that pizza is delicious looking!

  30. Hi Pamela, Friday night is pizza night at our house, yours looks delicious. I fell for those moss letters at PB too. SO cool. Have a great weekend, hope you get some good painting weather. Love, Penny

  31. oh you're so smart. I don't do dough, well never have! I buy mine so I might can start there and make your divine pizza. Is there anything better? ???

  32. this looks so yummy! Perfect for a cold day and you make your own, am I impressed.(-:

  33. That pizza looks so very yummy, I think I will have to try it! Thanks for stopping by and giving me some backgound on the Marilyn munroe pic I used on my blog. Ontario looks like a beautiful place.

  34. 6 degrees! Oh you lucky Western Canadians! ;)

    I love homemade pizza but have never attempted to make my own crust. Yours looks so yummy!

    Such a pretty blog!

    I will be back!


  35. Hi Pamela,
    That recipe sounds divine!!! Thank you!
    I have been looking through your blog at photos of your very sweet home. I agree, it is very hard to find a heritage house of any kind in BC, outside of the oldest parts of the large cities. You are very blessed to find this beautiful little place. And you have made it even more beautiful!
    I look forward to seeing more of it.
    I lived in BC most of my life, up until 2 1/2 years ago.
    Hugs, Cindy

  36. That sounds like a pizza recipe that I just might be able to make.
    Aren't you just about ready to see some spring weather? Yesterday the sun shone but it was still winter-cold!

  37. Hi Pamela, can't wait to try your chocolate chip oatmeal muffins! They look delicious! My daughter just called today and wanted our pizza crust recipe which is very similar to yours. We also love making homemade pizza. It's such a fun family activity when everyone can make their own pizza.
    Hope you have a great week!
    ~ Julie
    p.s. I look forward to seeing your finished paint project.


I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo