Sunday, August 29, 2010

Grilled Pizza

Pizza Dough

4+ cups flour (all purpose or whole wheat)
2 cups warm water
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast

Mix warm water and yeast until bubbly. Stir in salt and flour one cup at a time until soft dough forms (should be soft but not be sticky). Set aside and let rise until double in size. Divide dough into small balls and on a well floured/oiled surface, roll each into a small circle about the size of a plate.

Prepare your toppings and have them out by the grill ready to top. Place dough on grill over medium heat and cook just until bottom is firm and has nice grill marks- 2-3 minutes. Flip, add toppings, close lid and continue cooking until bottom is firm and cheese is melted (if cheese is still not melted move to top rack or you can broil in the oven).

I use this dough for pizza & breadsticks and if you want to add yummy flavor to your crust- just mix in 1/3 cup or so of pesto when you add the flour.

  
Favorite combinations:
Basil Pesto, Grilled Chicken, Cheese, Broccoli
Lighthouse Ranch Dressing (or other fresh ranch), Spinach, Tomatoes, Cheese, bacon bits

Friday, August 13, 2010

Chocolate Mousse Ice Cream

This tastes identical to chocolate mousse when it's fresh, but freeze it for a few hours and it's chocolate heaven.

2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 2/3 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

In blender or food processor blend chocolate chips until fine, reserve for later use.

In bowl mix sugar and cocoa, stir in eggs and whipping cream until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips and pour in ice cream maker and let churn until thickened. If you don't have an ice cream maker, mix in blender and freeze until firm. YUM.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

It's so hot lately I've been making ice cream like crazy, so this is one of about 4 recipes I'll be sharing this summer. This is some seriously yummy ice cream!

2 cups strawberries (I used frozen berries, thawed)
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Crush strawberries with potato masher or food chopper. In large mixing bowl beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add remaining ingredients just until combined. Add to ice cream maker and mix according to directions.
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