That dtatement would have never left my mouth before Covid-19. It is kind of funny I think we will all have life before covid, life during covid and life after covid.
So during this covid pandemic and time at home we decided to make our own pizza from scratch even our crust from scratch.
What is scratch anyway? Is that something you find in the store? This is something my uncle asks me everytime I say we made something from scratch.
We have had every kind of pizza, cheese, pepperoni, fresh mozzerella, sausage, homemade sauce, jar sauce, pan crust, deep dish crust, thin crust, crispy crust and we even had not so good doughy crust(I like doughy but this one time it just wasn’t that great🤷🏻♀️) we even had calzones and dessert pizza.
I wanted to share our pizza dough recipe and then you can top it with whatever your heart desires
My aunt makes a pizza awesome pizza with beets, mushrooms (diced up together so tiny even I would eat it, you can’t tell there is mushrooms in it)
I think Buffalo chicken or BBQ chicken would be a fun treat or maybe even taco
But our favorite one is the thin and crispy Supreme Pizza it has light sauce, fresh mozzerella, italiam cheese blend, pepperoni, italian sausage, red and green bell pepper, the BEST!!!!
Here is what you will need
4 cups flour
1 package yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cup warm water
In a small bowl whisk; water, sugar, yeast let sit for 10 minutes
In the bowl of your stand mixer add flour, salt, olive oil and yeast mixture
Mix everything together using your dough hook for 5 minutes or until the dough is soft and elastic
When it is completely mixed it will come clean from the side of the bowl
Shape the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl, covering the dough in oil as well
Cover with attic wrap and refrigerate
This will make enough dough for 2 large pizzas
And tonight we even made dessert pizza(your crust will make 2 large pizzas)
Here is what you will need
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cold butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
Vanilla to taste
Roll out dough on a pan roll it out thin as thin as you can get it
In a small bowl cut butter into brown sugar, white sugar and flour
Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the crust
Bake 450 for 8-10 minutes keep a close watch so it doesn’t get to brown
In a measuring cup or bowl put some powdered sugar, milk enough to get it to a glaze consistency put some vanilla maybe 1 tsp
Remove the dessert pizza from oven and drizzle the glaze
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I love me some comfort food, nothing better than homemade macaroni and cheese except maybe homemade macaroni and cheese soup!
So we got into a discussion just the other day after I saw an ad for Panera bread mac n cheese served in a bread bowl(I have to try this!!!) And it was mentioned about the carbs… yes it would be a lot of carbs but since I dont really watch my carb intake I didnt care, then “you know what’s good in that bread bowl? Broccoli cheese soup!” I cannot disagree at all but I do think there are still quite a few carbs in the soup.
I did a google search on carbs of macaroni and cheese and broccoli cheese soup and it hit me like a ton of bricks… what if I made macaroni and cheese soup? Is there such a thing?
I began jotting down an ingredient list and tonight I built the recipe I will share with you!
2 cups elbow macaroni noodles
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tsp crushed red pepper
3 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1 quart chicken broth
1 can of evaporated milk
In a medium saucepan bring 6 cups water to a boil(remember to salt water generously)
Once water is boiling add 2 cups macaroni stirring occasionally
Cook noodles al dente and remove from heat and drain
In a large soup pot or non stick cooking pot melt butter add the following… onions, celery, salt, pepper, garlic, crushed red pepper,ground mustard and simmer until onions and celery are translucent and tender
Add cornstarch to butter and stir over low heat(you may need to remove from heat so it doesnt burn)
Add 1 carton of chicken broth bring to a boil
Add the 3 1/2 cups of cheese stirring constantly to melt through
Add the macaroni noodles and stir in 1 can if evaporated milk
Simmer for 10 minutes or until ready to eat
Serve with cooked broccoli, extra cheese, garlic toast
I hope you enjoy this macaroni and cheese soup
Recipe is 100% created, written, and tested by me, Danielle