8/4/15 Sausage Pizza

Today I made pizza dough for dinner. We had actually decided as a family that we would settle for breakfast for dinner first thing in the morning, because I had a nice package of country sausage to use up. I had been thinking about it all day, and didn’t really want to make breakfast for dinner again so soon. We just had it a few days ago I believe. So I did my best to think of something better.

Also, we got an unexpected free dairy drop off today, I got 5 lbs of sour cream and a half gallon of half and half. I am still trying to figure out how to use the last half and half drop off. I had to think of some creative ways to use the half and half today and I think I did pretty well.

I wanted to play with dough today, so I started the day off by making some Old Fashioned Cream Scones. I used the recipe from my old 1979 Sunset Magazine “bread” bible I call it, and just changed up a few things. I used half and half instead and a whole lot more sugar than it called for. And I even added some strawberries defrosted from my frozen Schwans supply.

Here are some pictures of the scones.

before cutting and baking
before cutting and baking
after strawberry scones
after strawberry scones
plate of scones
plate of scones
strawberry old fashioned cream scones
strawberry old fashioned cream scones

After making scones with 2 cups of flour and seeing that I only had about 6 cups left, I decided to make pizza. Last time I made pizza I successfully used some country sausage for a topping for one of them and this time I decided to use it for both.

I took a “puck” of frozen mushrooms out of the freezer to defrost. I froze some a while back to preserve them and they have been saving my ever since. I made a pizza dough with 4 cups of flour from my experience I know fairly well how to do this without a set recipe. For today I used some half and half in the dough.

I diced an onion and diced the defrosted mushrooms. I added it to some country sausage and baked it until cooked while my pizza dough was rising in the room. I also roasted some Roma tomatoes sliced with seasonings on them. After the sausage was cooked I added Italian Seasonings to them also.

I used my homemade pizza sauce on the stretched dough and added the ground sausage mix and then tomatoes and cheese and more seasonings. They both turned out great. The boys love my pizza dough now, no matter how I change it up.

Here are some pictures.

1st pizza done
1st pizza done
baking 2nd pizza
baking 2nd pizza
pizza's cooling
pizza’s cooling
cooling pizza's
cooling pizza’s
before cutting pizza's
before cutting pizza’s
leftovers, after 1st round..
leftovers, after 1st round..

Hope you all enjoyed another day in the boho kitchen~ love boho mom!

Advertisements

7/7/15 BBQ Pulled Beef Pizza

Today I made BBQ pulled Beef Pizza. I used leftover pulled beef from last nights dinner and made my own pizza dough. Making dough only took about 15 min, but then we let it rise for a few hours. I split it in half and then let it rise separate for another hr. I love making dough and I am using an old sunset pizza dough recipe from 1979.

I also made a reduction BBQ sauce with some Baby Rays Honey BBQ and some Brown Shugga Pale Ale. I put the beer into a pan and added some sauce and cooked it down into a syrup. I used this instead of tomato sauce for my BBQ pizza.

brown shugga beer and honey BBQ sauce
brown shugga beer and honey BBQ sauce
making beer-bbq sauce reduction
making beer-bbq sauce reduction

 

After the doughs had risen. I stretched them out the size of my oven sheets. I layered leftover boboli pizza sauce and cheese one one, then started my other one. I started the other pizza dough with a tiny layer of the BBQ beer reduction and added a layer of cheese, I then compiled some leftover pulled Beef over the cheese and then added more cheese on top. I then sprinkled more beer reduction over the whole pizza.

Baked them both at 425 until they were bubbly and golden crusted. I cut my square pizza’s diagonally to get triangle shapes, and the cheese one went fast. I burnt the BBQ beef a little so it got a little dark, but otherwise the flavors work well. I almost wish I used more reduction, cause it could use more sauce.

cheese pizza homemade dough
cheese pizza homemade dough
uncut BBQ Beef pizza
uncut BBQ Beef pizza
Cut bbq pizza
Cut bbq pizza

Overall I am happy with homemade BBQ beef pizza tonight for dinner. We only have a few more days till foodstamps and I go to the food bank tomorrow, so more creativity in the next couple days for protien, but I will figure it out. We still have more pulled beef leftover too.

Today I also got my bakers set in the mail! Easy bakers set that is all stainless steel and not aluminum. I am so excited to finally have proper pans. I have been working with pyrex and shame some aluminum, but not anymore! Yay! I am happy I got to buy myself a gift, and its going to benefit everyone in the family, now they are in for some serious baking!

brand new stainless steel baking stuff
brand new stainless steel baking stuff