Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sisterhood is Powerful Pizza

Check out the Washington Post article for a sampling of some of Rick Santorum's recent remarks concerning women and combat, women and rape, working mothers, stay-at-home mothers and equal opportunity for women.  He professes to know a LOT about women.

As Rose Castorini said in Moonstruck (1978) "What you don't know about women is a lot."

As I like to say, we didn't go through the 60's and 70's just to have 
Mr. Frothy* try to take us back to the 50's.
(*Google Santorum definition)

Sisterhood is Powerful Pizza
Makes 8 servings, 1 slice each

I have a hand and you have another, put them together and we have each let's make PIZZA!  A great group activity for women, with or without cocktails.

2-1/2 cups bread flour
1 tsp. salt
1 cup very warm water
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1-1/2 tsp. yeast
1 Tbsp. honey
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
2 cloves garlic
8 oz. Shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp. oregano and black pepper

Combine flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine.  Mix water, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, yeast and honey.  Add to flour mixture and process 1 to 1-1/2 min. (dough will form a ball).  Remove dough from processor, knead one or two times on counter and place in greased bowl covered with a towel.  Let stand 1 hour or until doubled.  Meanwhile, heat pizza stone on bottom rack of oven to 500°F.

Punch down dough.  Roll on lightly floured counter to 14-inch circle.  Place on pizza peel coated with cornmeal.  Brush surface of dough with remaining oil.  Top with combined tomato sauce and garlic.  Sprinkle with mozzarella, Parmesan, oregano and black pepper.
This is the pizza, prepared as directed topped with roasted eggplant

Transfer the pizza to the oven by quickly sliding the pizza onto the hot stone with a quick flick of your wrist.  Bake 7 to 8 min. or until crust is golden brown.  Use the pizza peel to remove the pizza from the oven.  Cut into 8 slices and serve.

The pizza shown here is cut into 16 pieces, 'tavern style'. You can cut it like a pie, or a like they do in a Chicago tavern.

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