42 = the answer the life, the universe and everything = pizza!
It was a good night for pizza. We had a couple of leftover frankfurters in the fridge, along with plenty of mushrooms, and enough mozzarella to sink a small ship. I used the Izzy’s Pizza recipe from before (see below), and left the breadmaker to take care of the kneading and rising. As before, I only used half the dough, and left the rest of it bagged in a Ziploc in the fridge.
We ended up with 3 pizzas, one flat garlic-cheese pizza, and one we call out foldy-over garlic bread. It’s probably close to a calzone pizza, but we devised the assembly ourselves.
Roll out a small ball of dough (the size you’d use for a pizza), and spread half of it with garlic butter. Sprinkle a generous handful of grated cheese on the buttered half. I use a mix of grated mozzarella and grated cheddar. Then fold the top over, to look like a pastie / calzone.
Slip it onto a baking tray and smear with more garlic butter, and sprinkle with more grated cheese, then bake for up to 8 minutes.
I didn’t think to take a picture of the pre-baked foldy-over garlic bread, but here is the remnants of the one I made, sharing the tin with some pizza slices.
The garlic bread disappeared about 2 minutes after this photograph!
It comes out with crispy edges, and a deliciously gooey melted-cheese-garlic-butter centre. DEE-LISH-OUS!
With so much dough leftover, we *might* try a dessert pizza after dinner tomorrow. Maybe…
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Izzy’s Breadmaker Pizza Dough
Makes around 8 thin-based pizzas
1.5 cups of warm water
2 glugs of olive oil
0.5 teaspoon salt
4 cups of strong (bread) flour
3 teaspoons dried yeast
- Add the yeast to the warm water, and stir, then leave for a couple of minutes.
- Put into the breadmaker in the following order: Water (with yeast), oil, salt, flour.
- Put on dough setting.
- When cycle complete, punch down, and then roll into bases.