Last night I made scrumptious homemade pizza, but the night before made it all happen. I was doing my usual internet perusing, which usually consists of checking out new pictures from my flickr contacts, checking emails, fabric shopping, etc. My tummy starting growling and that’s when I decided to check out Martha’s recipes for a quick dinner since she’s supposed to know how to cook. Right? I stumbled upon these Brown-Sugar Barbecue Chicken Drumettes. I was pretty sure they did not comply with the pre wedding diet, but what the heck? They just looked so yummy and easy. Living in Hawaii allows us to grill all sweet year long. So we chucked the baking and went straight for the grill thanks to the Mister. Grilling is not in my repertoire of talents. I’ll just stick to licking my fingers. The drumettes are yummy folks. I mean seriously yummy. I did add chili paste because I need spice in my life. I think that’s what did me over. We had a lot of left overs…hmmm what to do? Leftovers are great and all but I felt like reinventing.
So here’s what I did:
Pizza Dough Recipe:
1 packet yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/4 c warm water
Mix all in a small bowl & let sit for 5 minutes until foamy.
5 c all purpose flour
2 tsp salt
3 T sugar
2 T olive oil
Mix above in stand mixer or large bowl until combined.
Dump in yeast mixture and 1 3/4 c warm water to the flour mixture. Mix well, then knead on low with dough hook for 5 minutes (or knead by hand 10 minutes). Put the dough in large oiled bowl and let rise until doubled in size.
Portion out dough and hand stretch or roll to desired thickness. Top with your choice of goodies and bake at 425° until brown and melty.
We topped with canned spaghetti sauce, mozzarella cheese, sweet Maui onions, mushrooms, spinach, tiny chunks for fresh pear , tomatoes, and deboned brown sugar barbecue chicken left overs. It was sinfully delicious and I can’t wait for lunch time. Can you say LEFTOVERS?
PS. Sarah K. passed on the pizza dough recipe. She’s my friend and homemaker extraordinaire!