I'm dreaming of the day, I will have a little girl, so we can have tea parties and bake scones together. My boys have no interest in anything girly, all they care about is playing pirates and tearing apart our house. But, they do love to cook with me. Tonight, we did just that.
King Hock had a business dinner, so I wanted to do something fun for our dinner. We had a pizza party! I made the crust in the bread machine, and they boys and I assembled 3 kinds of pizza: Cheese, White, and Margherita. We had a great time, and all of the pizza varieties were delish. Recipes below.
I made these parve (dairy free) by substituting the cream for 1 carton of Rich's Whip. I found this recipe online on Tasty Kitchen.
2 C. all purpose flour
1/4 C. sugar
1 T. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
5 T. cold margarine, or butter
1 C. cream, or rich's whip
1/2 C. ripe mango, peeled, and diced (I used 1 large mango)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat.
Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
Using a pastry cutter, cut in the margarine or butter. Then mix in the cream until combined. Add the mango.
Lightly flour the countertop, place dough on countertop. Knead the dough a few times, and shape into a circle (dust the top with a little bit of flour). Roll the circle out until it is 1/2" thick. Cut into 8 triangular pieces (like a pizza). Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet.
Crack 1 egg into a small bowl, and lightly beat. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg. Place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
Remove from oven, and cool on a cooling rack.
This recipe can be made by hand or by bread machine.
1 3/4 C. water
1/4 C. olive oil
1 3/4 t. kosher salt
1 t. sugar
4 1/2 C. all purpose flour
To make this in the bread machine:
Place the ingredients in your bread machine bowl in the order listed above. Turn on the dough cycle. When the dough cycle is over, remove the dough and place onto a lightly floured counter top.
Cut the dough into 8 equal portions (this will make 8 small pizzas, you can cut less pieces for larger pizzas). Stretch the dough into a round shape, and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment and dusted with a bit of cornmeal.
Preheat oven to 550 degrees. Place sauce and toppings on crust, and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly and the crust is golden as well.
Here is the by hand method:
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