pizza recipe

Herbed Focaccia

Herbed Focaccia

Herbed Focaccia

Focaccia is a tasty Italian flatbread that can be enjoyed as is, or can be topped with cheese, meats and vegetables, like pizza. I made this one with my own pizza seasoning blend of herbs but you can play around with other flavors.

Herbed Focaccia

4-4 1/2 c. flour
1 packet quick-rising yeast
1 T. sugar
1 t. salt
1 3/4 c. hot water
2 T. olive oil
1½ T. Pizza Seasoning*
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 c. minced shallots

In a medium bowl combine 2 cups of the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Add hot water and stir until a smooth batter forms. Stir in the remaining ingredients and enough flour to form a sticky, soft dough. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with a towel and allow to rise for about 30 minutes. Dough should double. Punch dough down and place on work surface. Cover with the bowl and allow to rest 10 minutes. Grease a jellyroll pan. With oiled fingers press dough into the pan. Dough will have imprints from your fingers. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before cutting. Makes 1 loaf.

Pizza Seasoning

3 T. basil

2 T. oregano

1 T. fennel seeds

1 T. crushed red pepper flakes

1 T. dried minced onion

Combine all ingredients and store in a cool, dry place. Use to flavor sauces, breads and more.

1 t. minced garlic

Breakfast Pita Pizza

Breakfast Pita Pizza

Breakfast Pita Pizza

I like to use pita bread as a crust for pizza sometimes. I normally go with traditional toppings. This morning I decided to use one of my homemade pita breads for a hearty breakfast style pizza. I started with the pita bread- topped it with a scrambled egg and a drizzle of barbecue sauce. Then I added a cooked sausage patty cubed up. Finished with a little shredded cheddar cheese and then popped it in the toaster oven to heat through. Hearty breakfast for a chilly day.