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September 29, 2013
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Vegetarian homemade pizza with whole wheat crust, roasted bell peppers and aragula

I usually say I’m not really a fan of pizza. But I figured, that’s actually not true. I’m just not a big fan of the take-out kinds. Always too much cheese, which doesn’t even taste good, too much tomato and the crust’s never as crisp as I want it to be. I do – however – really like a good Italian pizza with thin crispy crust (especially if it is enjoyed in the mountains in Italy (: ). Or a good homemade one.

Oh – and I always choose a “different” kind. You know – not the usual tomato-oregano-cheese ones. No, I’d rather have something special. Like with salmon or pesto or blue cheese and stuff like that. Or like this one: with roasted bell peppers (instead of tomato), buffalo mozzarella, arugula and basil – YUM!

And did I mention crispy whole wheat crust? Made without a pizza stone (though I really want such one…)

Vegetarian homemade pizza with whole wheat crust, roasted bell peppers and aragula

This weekend has been very nice. I’ve actually been home alone since my parents went for a trip to Jutland and my brother spend the weekend at my aunt and uncle.

Friday I went babysitting. I feel weird about using theword “baby”, ’cause the boys I look after are actually quite old (9 and 10). I really like looking after them (that’s a better word for it). I’ve been doing it for years and it is always so nice being there. The boys re so kind and funny and it is just “cozy” being there.

Yesterday I went to Copenhagen with one of my very good friends Juliane. For her birthday I had given her a cupcake. Well, not a real one, but the promise that we should go have cupcakes together. And so we did yesterday.

In the heart of copenhagen is a small, but amazing, little cupcake bakery called Serenity Cupcakes. The cafe is so cute. All douce and pink colours and there are flowers and pillow everywhere. And the cupcakes are do die for! No wonder the cupcake shop is such a success.

Healthy Pizza w/ roasted bell peppers, buffalo mozzarella & arugula

Anyways – a great day!

Lets get to the pizza, shall we?

Healthy Pizza w/ roasted bell peppers, buffalo mozzarella & arugula

So, how do you get a nice and crispy crust in an ordinary oven without a pizza baking stone?

Here’s my tips – they work every time

But now – the recipe

Healthy Pizza w/ roasted bell peppers & arugula

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 pizza

Vegetarian homemade pizza with whole wheat crust, roasted bell peppers and aragula

Ingredients

  • For the crust
  • 1 cup luke warm water
  • 20 g. yeast (or 1 package active dry yeast)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar (or just sugar)
  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • Corn meal for dusting
  • ...
  • For the filling:
  • 100 g. roasted bell peppers (can be bought at usual supermarkets)
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ball buffalo mozzarella (125 f.)
  • 1/2 package arugula
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves for topping

Instructions

  1. Start by making the crust:
  2. Dissolve yeast in water. Add in the agave and salt. Knead in flour (you might want to add a bit more than the 2 and a half cup). Let rise for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the baking sheets in the oven and preheat to 225°C/ 440°F. You can preheat it on the usual setting - just turn it over to fanned hot air when placing the pizza in the oven.
  4. Roll the dough out on a table dusted with corn meal.
  5. Puree the peppers in a food processor together with the basil leaves.
  6. Spread out the puree on the crust.
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