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Homemade Pizza

At the end of the week I stare at my almost empty refrigerator trying to come up with a quick meal that doesn’t require a full load of dish washing. A lazy meal! What could it be?

If you’re a SAHM like me one of the challenges would be to make sure that you offer a balance meal, hopefully not having to repeat last week’s menu, and utilizing every item bought for the week. I’m a sucker for leftover, every piece of meat and vegetable left I keep and freeze till I find a dish and recreate something new to enjoy. Last bits of tomatoes, onions, cold cuts, cheese, and olives gave birth to a Thin Crust Homemade Pizza.


Pizza Dough

  • 1 cup                     Warm water
  • 1 tbsp                    Sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp                 Dry Active Yeast
  • 2 tsp                      Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp                      Salt
  • ¼ cup                    Vinegar
  • 3-4 cups               All Purpose Flour

Mix warm water and sugar. Sprinkle yeast and let proof for 10 minutes. In a separate bowl mix oil, salt, vinegar, and 2 cups of flour until well incorporated. Add additional flour and knead until pliable and barely sticky.

Place in a bowl grease with olive oil cover and let rise for 1-2 hours until double in bulk. I usually place this inside the oven.  Once double in size punch down and divide into two portions.

Roll each piece of dough to cover a large ungreased baking sheet or pizza pan. Cover with pizza sauce and toppings, in my case a week of leftover.

Bake at 500F for 12-15 minutes until brown.

Pizza Sauce

  • 2 tbsp                    Olive Oil
  • 1 medium            Onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves                Garlic, minced
  • 5 large                   Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp                    Oregano, dried
  • 1 tbsp                    Thyme, dried

Saute onion till soft. Add garlic, tomatoes, oregano and thyme when tomato juice starts to come out lower the heat.  Puree the sauce using a hand blender. Let sauce thicken for about a minute then turn off heat.

Any other dish you can share made from a week of leftover?

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Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).

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