Saturday, January 30, 2010


* Click on the pictures for larger image. It's worth it.

The other night I was feeling starved (never put a pregnant woman on a poop-friendly diet), and started day dreaming of food.

That's when I remembered Beignets. I love them. I miss them. I want them.

Sure enough I ended up finding a recipe here

I had to mix bread flour and regular all-purpose flour. And I warn you its HARD to mix all the ingredients together, it takes some physical labor. Plus, the recipe makes WAY too many beignets, so I suggest you just make half. In the end, I put the dough in the fridge and just fried the beignets in the morning.

And it was WORTH IT:

That's when I realized how much I love dough.

Throughout my cooking history, I never ever made dough. It just scared me. But not anymore!

I got caught doing this:

Yes. I made a lovely pizza from scratch.

I found the dough recipe in my lovely new purchase: The Joy of Cooking.

I brushed the top of the dough with olive oil, and added a mix of tomato paste and red pesto sauce.

Then I carmelized some onions. And by some I mean A LOT:

I topped the onions off with some Italian herbs, black pepper, and rosemary.

Then I shredded some mozzarella and sliced some pineapples:

Add generously:

Top it off with LLOOOOVVEEE:

Pop it in the oven (HOT) for 10 minutes.

And voila!


It really was delicious.

Come visit me and I'll make it for you.


Kristina said...

Woman, you really know food! :) And I was so proud because I baked AND cooked dinner today (my boyfriend is the cook usually) and then I see these pics. I realize I have a long way to go :)

And btw, your posts are so good, you truly move me, it's interesting to hear about your pregnancy & your experiences. I'm learning! I want children too in ... well. a few years :)


Some girl said...

Ohhh Kris, come visit me and I'll cook for you everyday!

Thank you for the encouragement.