dinner tonight

I make pizza most weeks. I love home-made dough and my parents always made it so I'm hooked on it. Love finding different random toppings that all fit together. Normally I don't use red sauce, I use olive oil with herbs, pesto, or mashed squash, but tonight I'm going red.

mozzarella, red cause (probably will use pasta sauce), caramelized oninions, white wine flavoured sausage, and tomatoes.

The Crust: I try a new crust practically every time from a different show on the food network or food blog, but this one is the best I've tried so now I'm staying with it:

Spelt Pizza Dough (by Anna Olsen)
  • 3/4 cup tepid water (105ºF)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 500°F and place a baking tray or pizza stone in oven.
  2. For dough, stir water and yeast together, then stir in flours, salt and olive oil until dough becomes hard to work with a wooden spoon.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for just 1 minute, until dough feels elastic. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Divide dough in 2 and, on a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece as thinly as possible, to about 9-inches across. Remove heating pan or stone from oven and sprinkle lightly with cornmeal.
  5. bake for 10-15 minutes.


  1. I think my favourite pizza topping I have done for home-made pizzas is lamb and cranberries!

    and what is spelt flour? I use 2.5 c of flour for mine (whole wheat usually)

  2. mmm dinner inspiration...DONE!