Personal Pizzas

3/4 Cups Flour. Flour is the base of making any type of dough. This ingredient is made by grinding uncooked cereal grains and other seeds or roots. In the 1930's, enriching flour became a popular technique used by bakers. It not only added flavor to the product but also made it more nutritious. Make sure to buy all purpose flour for this recipe. Other variants such as pastry, self rising, or cake flour will disrupt the overall quality of the pizza crust.

-1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast. Dry yeast is used in many baking products as a leavening agent. It imports food sugars present in the dough into a carbon dioxide gas which in turn makes the product rise. After baking, the result is a more fluffy, puffed up bread that is more appetizing than a hard cake. Some benefits of using yeast in baking include an addition of fiber and vitamin B found in s. cerevisiae, the most common strand of yeast.

-1 Teaspoon Honey. Honey is a viscous sweetener produce by bees and other related insects. It is used in our pizza recipe as a sugar substance for the yeast to act on as well as a flavor agent. Honey gets is sweet taste from the glucose chemicals it possesses. It has been used for thousands of years all around the world. With only sixty four calories in a tablespoon, it is a great alternative to sugar when sweetening foods and beverages.

-1/8 Teaspoon Salt. While it is often looked at as unhealthy, salt can be used to amplify flavors in foods. It has had a culinary use for the past eight thousand years and can be found in every corner of the world. Salt use to be the primary method to preserving meats before temperature preservation was discovered in the new age.

-1 1/2 Teaspoon Vegetable Oil. Vegetable oil is a triglyceride extracted from a plant such as safflowers, canola, and palm. It is used as a heating substance and a flavor base for many dishes around the world.

5 Tablespoons Tomato Sauce. Tomato sauce is a key ingredient in this recipe. I recommend purchasing a plain canned sauce from your local grocery store. Tomato sauce has very little calories and sodium but packs a large amount of vitamin A and C.

-One Cup Shredded Cheese. For an individual pizza, pick any cheese you desire. Some common options include from American, mozzarella, and provolone. Try to stay clear of sharper cheeses such as Swiss and blue cheese as they will overpower the pizza. For a healthier alternative, it is possible to use skim cheese instead of whole fat cheese. This will reduce the calories per slice greatly. Feta cheese is a great example of how to do just this as it only contains fifty calories per serving.

-Toppings. Try adding vegetables and meats to improve the quality of your pizza. Just a few pieces of mushroom or bell pepper will add a sweeter taste to the meal. If you want to include pepperoni, salami, or sausage on your pizza, just precook the meats in a pan and add on top during step three below. Be creative when thinking of topping ideas as there are endless combinations. For example, the Canadian pizza, which was invented in Ontario in nineteen sixty two, mixes pineapple with bacon for sweet, savory taste.

Instructions

Step 1: Add 1/4 cup of warm water, yeast, and honey to a mixing bowl. Whisk ingredients until combined and let rest for five minutes to allow the yeast to proof.

Step 2: Add salt, oil, and flour into the mixing bowl. Mix using a whisk or dough hook until ingredients combined making a dough. If the dough is to sticky, add additional flour and if the dough is to dry, add additional warm water. Cover the bowl with a dish cloth and let rise for ten minutes or until the size has doubled overall.

Step 3: Preheat the oven to four hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit and heat a baking stone or tray inside. Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut into desired pizza shape. Cover dough with sauce, cheese and toppings.

Step 4: Bake pizza in the oven for five to eight minutes or until crust browns. Remove from the oven and let cool for five additional minutes. Then slice and serve pizza immediately.



Source by Nick Donofrio

Boneless Chicken Recipes – Easy & Quick To Prepare!

These boneless chicken recipes are easy, quick and delicious. Just check these out and I'm sure you'll be amazingly surprised.

So put your hat on and get ready for some quick easy boneless chicken recipes:

>> Honey Only Chicken Muffins

1 c Unbleached flour

1 c Cornmeal

1 tb Baking powder

1 tb Mustard – dry

1/2 ts Baking soda

1/2 ts Salt

2 c Skinless boneless chicken Breast – cooked / chopped

1 c Buttermilk at room Temperature

1/4 c Applesauce at room Temperature

2 Egg whites whipped

2 tb Honey

Preheat oven at 350. Prepare 12 muffin tins with cooking spray and flour. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, mustard, baking soda, and salt.

In a different mixing bowl, combine chicken, buttermilk, applesauce, egg whites, and honey. Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients just until moistened. Use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes.

Here is another recipe that is very tricky but very easy to prepare. Just check it out, you'll definitely like it.

>> Boneless Chicken With Pimento's

1 c Cream of chicken soup

2 T Oil

1/2 cn Milk

1/2 c Grated cheese

2 T Mustard

1 Box of broccoli spears

2 T Chopped pimento

Brown boneless chicken in oil. Add soup, milk, grated cheese, mustard. Then add broccoli and pimento Cook 2 minutes. Serve over rice.

In a different mixing bowl, combine chicken, buttermilk, applesauce, egg whites, and honey. Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients just until moistened. Use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes.

That's it for today! If you want more boneless chicken recipes just check below:



Source by Nathalie Sanders

Vegan Breakfast Recipes – Easy and Delicious Breakfast Recipes

A common misconception held by many individuals is that a vegan diet is lacking in nutrition and variety. Many apparently believe that meat and animal products must be in a diet to help them sustain a healthy life filled with tasty food, but that is certainly not the case.

There are many variety-filled vegan recipes out there for all meals during a day. Some of the most simple and scrumptious are vegan breakfast recipes, which use absolutely no animal products on the path to making a nutritious, wholesome and delicious meal to start the day.

One simple vegan recipe is for blueberry pancakes, an all-American breakfast table staple. To make this dish, simply combine two cups unbleached white flour, three tablespoons sugar, three tablespoons baking powder and one teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Add two cups vanilla soy milk and three tablespoons canola oil to the dry mixture and stir it all together until the batter is smooth. To one side prepare a bowl full of 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries. Ladle the batter onto a hot pancake griddle or skillet, adding blueberries to the top immediately. Cook two to three minutes per side and serve warm.

Another recipe is a vegan take on potatoes and bacon. To make a potato and "bacon" hash, dice four medium white potatoes, place them into a pot, cover them with water and bring them to boil over medium heat. Allow them to boil 10 to 15 minutes, then drain and rinse them with cold water. While the potatoes cool, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a small skillet. Add 8 ounces of tempeh that has been cut into 1/2 inch cubes, along with 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce and 1 1/2 tablespoons liquid smoke. Cook the mixture until all liquid has been absorbed, then flip the pieces of tempeh over and sprinkle with the remaining soy sauce and liquid smoke. Cook until the tempeh is crispy. Finally, heat three tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet, then add one diced onion and the potatoes to the hot oil. Cook approximately 10 minutes before stirring in the tempeh, salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Being vegan does not have to limit a person's food choices at all. With a little research and time, anyone can cook delicious vegan breakfast recipes to start their day off on the right foot.



Source by Vanessa Celic