Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Family Recipe: Yummy Yummy Pizza

This square was created by Nora (or actually, I believe her mom sewed it), a dear friend I met in Chile when we were both exchange students. She's from New York, I'm from Minnesota. I'm tall, she's not. We're both blonde. We both became teachers, though neither of us is currently teaching in a school. We lived in a city called Osorno, which feels very far away from the United States, and spent quite a lot of time traveling around the country. At times we had a hard time realizing that we were in that long, skinny country in S. America, thus the square.
We connected on many levels the first day we met in 1991 and haven't gone a day without thinking of eachother. I'm still in Minnesota but she has since moved to New Mexico and is happily raising her two children with her husband. We read eachothers' blogs and call, email occasionally. Somehow, though, despite the distance, we feel very close.
This recipe comes from Nora and Alan (or Al, as I previously knew him) who taught me the finer things about making pizza from scratch one summer long ago. Who knew this would become a staple item in both of our households? My boys go crazy for this pizza with pepperoni. Not quite the spinach, artichoke heart and goat cheese pizzas of our days on Grand Avenue, but still, quite yummy, as the title states. Enjoy.
Thanks to Al for typing the recipe in! You saved me.
Recipe: Yummy Yummy Pizza
1 1/4 cup of warm water
1 packet of yeast
1 tbs of honey
3 tbs olive oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
dried herbs
3 cups flour (can be white or ww. or a mixture)
Mix together the first 4 ingredients and wait until it bubbles, then mix in1.5 tsp salt, any dried herbs that you like, 3 or more cups of flower just add one cup at a time and stir. Then knead until you get a nice smooth ball. Put the ball of dough into an oiled bowl with plastic wrap on top. Let rise and then spread onto a pizza sheet and top with sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings.


noradawn said...

It's an honor!

Stephanie said...

I have been wanting that pizza recipe for ages--I always lose it! I have become partial to a couple of other ones in the last two years or so, but plan on giving this one a try once I get some whole wheat flour and honey....can I get honey in Luanda? Will let you know....

The moosewood tomato wine sauce is a great sauce with pepperoni--offsets the saltiness just perfectly. Pepperoni. Another thing to add to my "buy next time in the US" list!