Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rolled Pizza

Here is another rolled pizza recipe. This one is the real one though. I can finally admit publicly that the Python Pizza was supposed to look like this, but since the dough was rolled too thin and we put way too many toppings, it looked like a fat python instead, hence the name.


Pizza dough:
1 cup water
1 tbsp olive oil
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp active dry yeast

1 can of tomato paste mixed with the same amount of water
5-6 large olives, sliced
5-6 mushrooms, sliced or chopped
4-5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp oregano

oil or margarine for greasing the pan

The pizza dough is again make in my little bread maker. This measure it enough for about 4 people.

Stretch the dough with a rolling pin to about 1/4 in thick.

Mix tomato paste with about the same quantity of water. Spread 1/2 of this mixture on the pizza dough. Then add mushrooms and olives.

Cover with mozzarella.

Now here is the main part- roll the pizza.

Carefully cut slices.

Arrange rolled pizza slices in the greased pan.

Add the rest of the tomato paste water mix and more mozzarella on top. Bake at 450F for about 15 minutes or until the cheese starts turning brown.

Thank you Felipe for the awesome photos and Filip for eating :)

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fried Green Tomatoes

It's December in California, and I still have some green tomatoes in my garden. They have a hard time turning red as the days are shorter and the weather is cooler. These are not going to be a salad quality tomatoes. But there is still a chance for them to be a part of a delicious meal.

4-5 green tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk
1/2 cup corn meal
4 tbsp olive oil

Cut the tomatoes into about 1/2 inch slices. Cut the ends off, so that both sides are flat. Salt these slices on both sides and allow them to rest for about 10 minutes.

In the meantime, set up your flour, egg and milk batter, and corn meal dipping bowls.

Dip the tomato slices into the flour first, coating it completely on both sides, then in eggs, and at the end in corm meal.

Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry the battered tomato slices on both sides until golden brown.

Serve with fresh bread. Fried green tomatoes are also really good with cheese.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Sunday Breakfast

I came back in CA this weekend and I was scavenging around my kitchen for some food. Since I am home only 1.5-2 days per week, I don't cook much anymore, and don't store perishable food. So, I found this box of baby food I brought from Serbia last year. What a pleasant surprise! And that was my Sunday breakfast. Heh. I bet you were expecting a better story. Sorry, that's all I have for now.