Pre-children I loved a good challenging recipe. Something that required exact ingredients to be weighed on a scale. Or a meal that required me to be in the kitchen most of the day simmering this, sauteing that, etc… Yaaaaa, those were the days…
Now, with an infant and a toddler, I now understand the concept of those quick meals. I understand the idea behind a meal being on the table in under 30 minutes. Or using semi-homemade stuff. I get it. I don’t like it. But I get it.
So many quick meals involve pasta, and my kid isn’t a huge pasta fan. Occasionally, if the wind is blowing just right, she may oblige me and eat noodles. Maybe. But, my super picky toddler loves bread. And pizza. But bread and pizza aren’t meals that can be made in a flash. I’ve made some pretty awesome no-knead breads, but if I haven’t planned ahead, there just isn’t time for a fresh loaf or dinner rolls. And I don’t really like buying bread at the store, I try and make it at home as much possible.
When I see bread recipes that claim to be easy or quick, I’m always skeptical. ALWAYS. Especially if I find them on pinterest… Pinterest has let me down many times. But, I keep goin’ back for more. Because so many times I find recipes and blogs that are just awesome! Like this recipe, total winner! Since finding it I’ve made it at least once a week. The first time I made it just plain, and we dipped it in marinara sauce, like bread sticks. Then I made it as a pizza, with marinara and cheese (the kid and husband are uncomplicated, no fancy toppings for them). It came out awesome again. Another time I made it brushed with olive oil and garlic to go along side a chicken dinner. Perfect again. This time I made it I topped it with a homemade ricotta with roasted strawberries and apricots. This might be my favorite pizza combination this summer (yes, it changes seasonally)! It’s sweet, so I can have it for dessert (probably with ice cream, duh!), but it’s filling and can totally suffice as a meal. Each time I make this dough, or crust, or whatever you want to call it, I like it more and more. It’s not a yeasty, doughy pizza dough. It’s more like a flat bread. The tart yogurt gives it a slight sourdough flavor too, so satisfying!
Pizza Dough adapted from KidSpot