I'm a 30 year old stay at home mom of two beautiful boys! I love cooking, crafting, movies, playing with my boos, pop culture, and tons of other stuff! I fancy myself a bit of a foodie and have been trying to incorporate lots of fresh, seasonal, local organic foods into my cooking. Hopefully this blog will serve as a forum for me to try new recipes and share them with anyone who might be interested!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bacon, brie, and corn pizza (I know, it sounds odd, but trust me!)

Ready for the oven!!!
Tonight I made one of my husbands favorite meals, a pizza with brie, bacon, spinach, and sweet corn. The first time I came across the original recipe, I was desperately trying to find things to do with brie. We bought some from Costco and it was far too much to be eaten alone with french bread and fruit!!! A quick search on for recipes gave me this one and I'll admit, I was skeptical! Once we tried it though, there was no coming back! I think the hubby could eat this, at least, once a week! As usual, I made a few changes here and there but my version is not fundamentally different so I wont bother posting my version of the recipe. I will, however, say that I add a bit more brie than what is called for, a bit more corn (usually frozen, straight out of the freezer!), spinach instead of the parsley, a small diced shallot, and I skip the olive oil and grated Pecorino Romano. And, after many years of trying to concoct the perfect pizza dough recipe, I've got it!! That, I have included below. It is truly delicious!!! 

My Perfect Pizza Dough
1 1/2 cups 105 degree water
4 1/2-5 cups all purpose flour (whole wheat flour can just as easily be substituted)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
The finished product :) YUM!!!
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
Dissolve sugar, yeast, and salt in the water, add the oil and 4 cups of flour. Preferably using a standing mixer, kneed approximately 12 minutes, adding more flour as needed, until you can stretch to window pane. Proof in an oiled bowl, covered with plastic wrap, 1 to 2 hours. Makes enough for 2 pizzas that should serve between 4-6 people (depending on your serving size preference :)

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