Just thought of sharing some random stuff with you. Some new recipes I tried, a few surprises from the garden and such.
I tried my hand at homemade pizza from dough made from scratch. Not exactly a looker, but it was delicious. I am such a klutz sometimes, I think I have 10 buttered thumbs and a jelly brain. Ever happen to you? No? It’s just me then?
I got the pizza dough recipe, gathered the ingredients and everything was fine till I fired up the oven. Man, it’s hot. So hot and smoky, I set off the alarm twice!
Anyway, the dough was made and shaped. The onions were sautéed lightly with a little cumin powder and dried basil. The sausages were sliced and pan-seared. I decided on a half veggie, half meat pizza. The non-veg portion for me, and the veggie portion for hubby!
Can you spot the mistake? Yep! I rolled and topped the pizza on the counter-top, without sufficiently flouring it. What was I thinking? Anyway, I somehow got it on to the baking sheet and fixed it.
Which brings me to the next issue. I do not have a pizza stone, I used an upturned pre-heated baking tray. Any tips for that guys?
Finally, the pizza was done. While transferring it to a plate, I accidentally flipped it! How can that happen to any sane person? Not my day, at all! Anyway, I rescued it again, and it was not bad for my first attempt (though it looks burned, it was delicious). Loved the topping. The slightly caramelized onions spiced with cumin was a lovely touch. The pizza dough recipe is a keeper, I think. It’s easy, fast and yields a crunchy, yet light crust.
It was just one of those days. I will post a proper recipe when I am not burning up the place or behaving like a jelly-brained person. Sigh!
Later in the afternoon, to help me settle down after all the adventure, I made myself a simple snack of ricotta cheese topped with champagne flavored orange marmalade. Yum, yum, yum. Now that was a success! Maybe because all I had to do was open the refrigerator!
In the evening, I was re-potting my sweet potato plant (yes, I once planted a sweet potato that had sprouted) and look what I found.
Baby sweet potatoes!
So tiny, yet here they are, from my little garden!
I wanted to save them, like some kind of souvenir, but then simply microwaved and ate them!
Thus my day ended on a sweet (potato) note and all was well with the world again.
I am linking this up at Photog Show & Tell.