Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Homemade Pizzas Anyone?

I refer to AWOL's recent post, bemoaning her recent illness/sickness.... involving vomitting etc.... I thought we needed to throw her a baby shower. A lot of people seem to be sick, so really, one must not take good health for granted.

A hilarious sms exchange transpired, since the woman, whom I refer to as "thamby", was not on msn, which is articulated in her post. What she forgot to mention were her own replies, which were hilarious.

In particular, this one:

FBB: Glad to hear u not dead. Busy weekend, no time for wakes.
AWOL: I cant afford to be dead this weekend either. It's rainy season. It won't do to have umbrellas at the funeral.

Isn't it heart warming to have such banter between acquaintances!

Anyway, those of you who follow this blog will know that Tuesday is family dinner, and its the most likely time, if ever, that I cook something, or bake something new. Well, these aren't exactly new, but I thought I might as well share this recipe.

Homemade pizza with pesto, bacon, mushroom, and scallops. I doubt you'll ever get this many scallops in any restaurant, which is why it pays to make your own pizza. Really, the sky is the limit when it comes to topping. How about some lovely foie gras!!! I've had a foie gras flam before at ....FLAMS. Flams apparently are pizzas without yeast, although I haven't seen that definition anywhere else.

I hate pizzas with thick bready crusts, where you get filled on unnecessary carbo. So I like my pizza bases thin, anorexicly so, if possible, but I like the fillings to be as unhealthy as sin.

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For a thin crust pizza dough, (makes two 10 inch diameter pizzas)

2 cups flour (can also use bread flour, but not necessary)
2 teaspoons instant yeast
¾ cup water
1 teaspoon sugar
pinch salt
2 table spoons olive oil

Mix all ingredients together until it clumps into a kneadable dough. Knead a little bit. Like massaging someone's buttocks.
Strictly speaking, you don't even have to proof this recipe. (ie, no need to let yeast kick in and let dough rise)
Divide into two portions.

Roll out to a 10 inch diameter, (the crust will be pretty thin), on a floured surface. Plop it onto a pizza tray or normal baking tray. Here's a little bit of earth shattering news. A pizza does NOT have to be round! It can be any shape. It's NOT poisonous even if its NOT round.

Oh, preheat oven to 200C. Or fire up your wood fired oven if you have one. It's not a standard appliance in most households, but some flers might actually have it.

Slather your topping of choice....I use pesto for the base, instead of tomato based paste. After the sauce, sprinkle mozarella cheese...you need at least 250gm. (RM17 thereabouts). Put topping of choice. (mushrooms, RM5), bacon, (RM10), scallops, (RM30), and sprinkle some cheddar or balance mozarella on top. Bake until crust is crispy, and toppings cooked. Oh, if you're putting scallops, it's better to pan fry them separately, or poach, so that the water oozing forth doesn't soggify the pizza.

For dessert, whipped up a lemon tart, since I had to make a quiche for an order.

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Lemon tart goes well with thickened cream, which can be just poured over. I like my lemon tarts tangy tangy, I'm not sure most people can take that level of sourness.

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And for the benefit of Nipple Joe, who doesn't like the sight of blood, well, a freak accident happened while in the kitchen. A knife fell off the table top, and lo and behold, .....so accurate hor, buy lottery also cannot kena laidat. Gosh, I AM becoming a woman!!! I'm shedding blood quite regularly these days!!! Check out previous injuries here and here. All injuries are food related.

31 comments:

GFAD said...

Ewwww.. that is why pro chefs wear thick shoes like those worn by workers on construction sites.

Pizza here is pretty good, mostly thin crust. (Of course we are excl pizza hut/dominos.. :P )What I usually do with the un-sauced end is dip it in olive oil and balsamic.

I thought you made a yee-tarn pizza.. :D

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

To enjoy a baby shower, does one need to first be with child? Coz I would really love to have one thrown by you....and since you very kindly offered, I ACCEPT!!

You're the bestest bestest acquaintance one could ever hope to have!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

By the way, it's disgusting to see a bloody foot on a bloody food blog. Just because you're a bad aim. The green squiggly things are what you should be aiming for.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

aiyohhh...hahah i run back and u wan me to run away..wahlau eh.......

did u buy lottery?

the pizza looks good man..

Tummythoz said...

Signs of a blogger:- Injure self (by accident, no doubt), take pic, blog then seek medical assistance?

Christy said...

Aaaaaaaaaargggghhhhh....I was enjoying the hilarious reply, the scallops on the pizza and the lemon tart...and you had to freak me with the vivid image of the blood on the leg!!
I'm sorry that you got hurt, it's definitely painful...and I hope you're better now:)

But, I still can't remove the bleeding from my mind...and I am starting to associate with FBB, pizza, lemon tart....hmmmm, not good, not good:p

UnkaLeong said...

The lemon tart looks good ;)

*guffaws* Your story of kitchen knives and blood...reminds me of a legend I heard when I was younger. Something to do with how Baling got it's name ;)

CUMI & CIKI said...

i would like to apply for the position "family member", asap.

Your's ever so earnestly,
ciki

CUMI & CIKI said...

btw, you need a pedicure

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Ouch!! Was the cut deep? :S

Pizza looks good! Your kids are so lucky. If only my dad could cook and bake this well...

Argus Lou said...

This cut certainly does not need a magnifying glass, old as I am even. Ahem, arntchoo jumping the gun a bit on some ol', er, new, challenge? Dibbee dibbee dibbee doo...
*skips away before the knife drops on her*

fatboybakes said...

bangsar babe, haha, no lah, shallow only...
oh, the pizza was for adults leh. the kids had a separate one laden with luncheon meat and salami...and no vegetables. sigh...

ciki dear...haha, i'm a plebian, i dont go for pedicures and manicures..
my haircut is only RM9...and it probably shows!!

unka, and how did baling get its name? someone baling-ed a knife at someone ah?

christy, hahahahah, this is not the first post with blood mah....just different part of the body, and a bit more flowy oni ma.

tummythoz, yup, must make sure take picture first... even if it meant leaving a dripping trail on the kitchen floor to my room ..(had to grab camera ma)

nipples, next time i make for you la okay...since you had to endure the sight of blood.

AWOL, the way the blood was spurting out, i thought i DID hit those green squiggly things...and show me you're sonogram, and i'll throw you the shower...or do a pee test in front of me...(well, just the test part, not the pee part)

gfad, that's what i thought too, i needed my construction lai sou lou boots...

fbb said...

argus, your comment musta come in as i was replying...but i felt the force, and your name was floating around in my mind, i swear!!!

but WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? are u talking abt what i THINK you're talking about? i havent received any instruction wor... do i need to register each time?

anudivya said...

Wow, nice blog! Nice to have family time, isn't it? Pizza looks great... but that picture with your foot is freaking me out! LOL
I am so not going to check the previous accident pics!

Argus Lou said...

The Anu above got me guffawing. Don't worry, Anu, those other 'injuries' are pin pricks compared to this one. (FBB, take care of those corns, man.)

Ya, ya. You've got to log into the website yourself and check the latest ahem. You must have ESP or something, dude. Now whatcha gonna do?
*cackles crazily, still skipping away*
(It's the full moon, must be.)

Henry Yeo said...

thank goodness you are still up and about (or has the good doctor put the whole foot in a cast for all of us to sign?)

if nipples can get a free lemon tart like that, I don't want what I have to do to get a free one too.

Life for Beginners said...

LL vomiting all over like Linda Blair shooting pea soup in The Exorcist, and poor FBB spurting gushes of blood like a Quentin Tarantino movie filmed in Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen... Wah, is it me or do food bloggers leak a lot? :P

Kidding aside, what could be more precious than wit between good friends via sms? So heart-warming, all this talk of funerals and showers (rain & baby). Awww....

Nic (KHKL) said...

i think you must have heard my prayer lar...got a bottle of sun-dried tomatoes from a kind soul recently and was thinking of using it for a pizza. just as i was looking for a thin crust recipe, you came to my rescue! ok, ok..will try making it. with different toppings lar...

now, i'm beginning to understand the monthly pain women go through la. imagine being cut with a knife every month..oucchhh...i'll be nicer lor..hehe...

Precious Pea said...

Yah, who said pizza should be round? Hahah! I tried your dough recipe which you blogged before, is this the same?

Aiyooo....you need a pad since you bleed so much nowadays?

fatboybakes said...

hairy berry, actually, oh, thanks for reminding me, i DID have sun dried tomatoes that i FORGOT to add into that pizza...! i had actually made one last week, and my mother liked it so much she asked me to make another one for family dinner!
(actually i've been making it for years... i dunno why she seemed so surprise)

LFB, quite so hor, so heartwarming. snigger, about the rain at funerals and baby showers...wet wet wet...

henry, it was a superficial cut la, no need cast. a band aid sufficed to stop the gushing... until i forgot and scratched it and got it spluttering again.

argy, corns? what corns? its just rough feet, consistent with the hard life that i lead....a laborer's foot la, so to speak...

anu, thanks for dropping by, hahaha, yeah, all the other food blogs are so sanitary, so i wanted to be a truly malaysian eatery...

fatboybakes said...

precious pea, yala, should be the same recipe...gosh, you mean i blogged about it before? oh dear, i'm doing reruns oridi!!!
no need pad yet la...

babe_kl said...

we all love reruns, dun we??? not only same dough recipe, i think topping oso have pesto and scallops :p

Life for Beginners said...

Haiya, if something is this good, reruns is a must ma. Encore! Encore! :D

jason said...

Ouch~! But where got ppl take pic of the wound first then only go and seek medical treatment geh? ~_~

Andrew Abraham said...

Your recipes look mouth watering.. Actually making me hungry... Maybe you would consider sharing with the members of recipebuddys.com some of your interesting recipes..We have been chatting about pizza recipes...and yours look great..Please let me know..

Andy
www.recipebuddys.com

fatboybakes said...

andrew, thanks for your kind words. sure, i have no objection sharing recipes with recipebuddys. will check it out.

jason, yalor, well, i guess it wasnt life threatening...

LFB, haha, u r too kind...

babe, oh dear, must be exactly the same episode that reran then!!!

Dee said...

Hey your pizza looks pretty darn good! Did you do the flip? I attempted it with mine but it's a bit difficult when you have ten thumbs. Of course, mine was a little more modest - no scallops *sulk*

That's weird with you and the feet boo boos. I think this time maybe can kena.

fbb said...

dee, no flipping. (are u referring to what argus is referring to? if you were, i honestly didnt know about it)...

Dharm said...

FBB,
nice Pizza and great to have met you again after all these years!

fbb said...

dharm, thanks for dropping by. KL is just TOO small!!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hahah wow..can u bleed more to see??