Saturday, January 12, 2013
Yesterday evening I made a homemade low sodium pizza. I had checked out a book from the library, "The No-Salt, Lowest Sodium Cookbook" by Donald A. Gazzaniga which had the recipe.
So I put the ingredients in my bread machine to knead the dough. It called for 5 cups of flour. At the time, I did not think about it. When the machine beeped and I looked inside the dough had risen all the way to the top of the machine. Then I opened the top and the dough was very sticky. Needless to say, dough was everywhere!
So I used my floured wax paper to roll it out and cut into two. I did the best I could with the sticky stuff and finally got it looking like pizza dough. I don't have pizza pans and since it was the thick crust type, I put it in two cake pans and made a sauce out of no-salt canned tomatoes, garlic, oregano and basil. Then I topped with mozarella packed in water, 15 mg of sodium per round. Last I put on chopped onions, bell pepper and mushrooms.
I had flour and dough stuck to everything! I had to scrub down the bread machine inside and out and the bread pan had the sticky stuff which came out easily. The counters and floor had flour everywhere! I had flour on my pants, etc. I also got so many things out to make this that I had a huge pile of dishes to wash and dry. I do a lot of hand washing.
Then I set the two pizzas out waiting on my husband to get home. They only took 12 minutes in the oven.
Well, after he got home and settled I cooked the pizzas and now my oven is a mess because the pizza bubbled over and I will have to clean it too, today!
I was exhausted, but the pizza was delicious! Next time, I will try the thin crust!!!