Sepia days..no sun..cloud..not grey but a sepia tone it seems..the mood transferred into baking w/ breads and pizza doughs and some crafting..On Hélène's blog..her fabulous Christmas one..I noticed a vintage shoe form holding twine..I have a couple and put one to better use than just being on display by some photos of my daughters when they were Littles~
Merci ma belle Hélène~
The pizza dough recipe is from a book I recently browsed through..Truly Madly Pizza..
...is it the best?
I make so many pizza doughs now..I cannot tell which is best..only worst..and then I never make it again..but one thing I never did..was freeze a few..well that works quite well and now I will do that..when a recipe says makes 2..I make 4..and can you believe we can't eat a whole one anymore..so this recipe for 2..I made 4 balls..perfect size for us..
You put your dough in the fridge in the am..and by dinner you can make your pizza..so freeze some next time..
I searched the net for the recipe and cannot find it..so I am quite leery about posting the recipe in case there is a copywright..
However I can tell you that this recipe..Bobby Flay..works like magic..I make and freeze 4 doughs..a charm.
My completed dough weighs 800 grams..I divide by weighing..into 4 x 200 grams..this is more than enough for Jacques and I..
I leave in the morning..take 2 frozen balls out:)This is winter..in summer they would be in the fridge.
Just make sure they come to room temp before stretching..garnishing and baking.
We make our pizzas..in an instant..and 10 minutes later perfection.
We bake in a high heat oven..pre-heated w/ stones 1/2 hr before..
I love having our pre made dough in the freezer..a home made meal..every day...even when there are outings..appointments etc..
The bread recipe came from Karen at Lavender and Lovage..I was SMITTEN w/ her Hovis pans..and had quite frankly never heard of Hovis bread.I made half the recipe in the bread machine and yielded one loaf.Perfect for us..and truly for quite a few days..
I liked the smaller bread size I used for smaller sandwiches..go see her gorgeous post re Hovis bread..
Hovis bread is not like our artisan bread..drier..less holes..just a different experience..but GOOD.
The molds would make it even better:)
Oli and his mommy this summer @Sandbanks~
She had us over for coffee one morning..muffins and coffee♥
Her Olympus camera takes amazing pics.Photo courtesy of my daughter.
Remember my Paint Nite?
The boys were on Spring break and all 4 were kept busy w/ fun activities..
look what happened one afternoon:)
Their mommy did one..
Lucas was at a friend's home..but look at Oli's and Max's:)