After trying this great pizza dough recipe from 101 Cookbooks, I have been making pizza all week. This recipe makes enough for six cookie-sheet sized pizzas. Yes, six. Today I was tired, and had already used up the sauce and mozzarella I’d got for pizza earlier in the week. But – I still had that wonderful dough in my fridge, and I was starving.
Meanwhile, over in the windowsill, my first try at growing micro greens has gone well. Maybe too well. I over-planted with lettuce, radishes, and carrots all in a shoebox-size plastic container (what was I thinking?). Next time I’ll stick to micro-greens and lettuce, and let the root vegetables grow outside.
Besides these micro-greens I didn’t think I had much else. In the fridge was some bland cheddar cheese I’d been trying to use up, and on my counter a few really, really hard granny smith apples from the grocery store (I always regret buying apples unless I get them from the market).
But — all this combined to make a wonderfully delicious pizza. The cheddar came alive with flavor, the apples softened and mellowed to a lovely sweetness with a nice tart edge, and the micro-greens added a fresh, peppery zing.
I sprinkled the dough with a little olive oil and some maldon sea salt. Then I covered it with the cheddar (grated) and very thinly sliced apple pieces. It baked for around 12 minutes (ovens vary more than you might think) and finished it by sprinkling freshly cut micro greens on top.
Now that I know pizza dough can bring just about any meal together, I may make up some more right now to freeze, for those weeks when I don’t have time to cook.