Homemade Pizza has been a Thursday Night tradition in our home for as long as we’ve been married. In my pizza night post last May, I told you all three of our kids had jobs at either Round Table or Mountain Mike’s when they were in their teens. And now they all make their own homemade version.
Well David has taken that to a whole new level.
He took a Saint Paddy’s Day Pepper and Pesto Pizza to work today for their office potluck. Celebrating his true Italian and Irish heritage.
He called us late last night from his “test kitchen” and told us about the project, and we laughed so hard. The nut…er shamrock…doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
David’s Pesto Pepper Pizza
All you need for the crust is 1 Tablespoon yeast, 1 ½ cup warm water, 2 teaspoon salt, and about 4 cups of flour. And a little oil and green food colouring
David’s toppings were: bell peppers, Anaheim chilis, jalapenos, green onions, and cilantro. He also used grilled chicken breast that had been marinated in pesto to make it green.
Dissolve yeast in warm water and stir in half flour and add salt and foor colouring
Stir in some more flour to make a sticky dough, turn out onto floured surface and knead flour in until the dough is not sticky
Knead for about 5 minutes
Place in buttered or oiled bowl and let it rise a little, then punch it down
Roll out to a circle and place it on a baking screen or metal pizza pan.
Brush the crust with pesto
Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Place chicken and vegetables on top.
Bake in a preheated oven (400°) for about 25 minutes.