Delicious Homemade Italian Pizza made with Pizza Steel

It’s Tuesday and I’m already thinking about the weekend.. Last weekend we tried out our new pizza baking steel! Earlier we owned a pizza baking stone. It worked well, but after a few uses it cracked in the middle of the baking process! This time we went for a baking steel. 8 kilos of steel should last for a few years.

The dough in our Kitchen Aid

Recipe:

  • 400 g pizza 00 flour (For example this one)
  • 2 1/2 dl room temperature water
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast (or 15 g of regular yeast)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (preferably sea salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon suger
  • 2 tbl spoons olive oil

Put all the dry ingredients (with exception of the salt) into a mixing bowl. Add water and olive oil and mix well for a good 5 minutes, until you have a smooth dough. Add the salt and mix for an additional 2-3 minutes. Let the dough rest under a tea towel or lid for an hour or so. In the mean time, you can start up your oven to heat the baking steel properly. 🙂 Bake the pizzas at maximum heat (240°c in my oven).

Tomatoes ready for baking!

I am really fond of tomatoes, not just in the sauce but also as a topping. Before starting on the dough, I usually bake some cherry tomatoes in olive oil and sea salt. You can use any herbs you like with them! Bake on low heat (125°c) for 60 minutes, and use as a topping. This really brings out the taste!

Once the dough has doubled in size, fold it over a couple of times, before cutting it up into portion sizes. You can make 3 larger pizzas – or like me, make portion pizzas. This dough can make about 8 smaller pizzas, which fit 4 at a time on my baking steel. This way the kids can choose their own topping. Great fun!

The toppings

Have everything ready to throw on as you start assembling your pizza. Once you pop the first few in the oven, they are done in a few minutes! Here is our choice of topping for this evening. 🙂

Sauce goes on first, then follow up with a cheese of your liking. We went for a fresh Mozzarella cheese this time, but you can also use a cheese with a stronger taste. Maybe a mix!

Other toppings we used were Serrano ham, olives and basil leaves. Your imagination is the limit. 😉

Our pizza steal is coated with a non stick surface, which rendered our stainless steel pizza paddle useless. We don’t want any scratches! Buy a wooden paddle if you end up getting this type of pizza steel. 🙂

Keep an eye on your pizzas as they bake, this part goes quickly. 3-5 minutes depending on the heat in your oven.

Top it of with sour cream and garlic sauce or even better – drizzle over the olive oil from your oven baked cherry tomatoes. 🙂 Serve with a fresh side of salad. Muy bien!

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DIY easy to make headboard

The bedroom is usually the last room that gets a makeover, also in this house. Its just too easy to use it as storage, and that is a shame really.. I wanted to buy a headboard to make it more cozy, but the only ones I could find where very “over the top”, and did not have the clean lines I was looking for. :/ I wanted something simple, but cozy – I might be a tough customer?

This little project took the whole of 3 hours work, and I am very happy with the outcome! 🙂

You will need:

  • Wood trimmings
  • Paint and brush
  • Screws that works with the type of wall you have
  • Screws with hooks
  • Warm-white LED string lights

First find the width and height of your coming headboard. This obviously depends on the size of your bed. A width of 201 cm and height of 170 cm was just right for our bed. Go to your hardware store and buy wood trimmings or similar. The one we used have a width of 4.8 cm and depth of 3.5 cm. We painted the trimmings with two layers of yellow paint. Fasten the trimmings to the wall with screws and attach some screws with hooks at strategic places. Fasten the led string lights to the hooks.

Nano is a thief.. mostly of socks, but also jewelry and chewy objects.

Heads up! I bought these Clinique pep-start on impulse (LOVE the packaging, SCREAMING for me to take them home) – am now addicted. Thick consistency but lots of hydration!

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Korean cosmetic haul!

Some days are better than others when it comes to fetching the mail! 🙂 Here is this weeks stash of Korean cosmetics from eBay! A bit of an obsession of mine (luckily a rather inexpensive one if I keep to my limit).  Some oldies but goodies, and some new to me.

Skinfood – Whats not to love! The black sugar mask is a favorite. Gently rub it on until the grains are dissolved, then leave on for a good 10 minutes before washing off. Leaves skin really soft and smooth.

A good cleansing oil is a must if you use makeup and/or SPF. I have been very happy with Skinfood’s Black sugar perfect cleansing oil. It’s mild for sensitive skin too.

A new product for me is the Labiotte Wine eye shadow palette. Simply liked the colours, so testing it out for the first time! Love the box too 😉

The swatches barely show some of the fairest colors. They where difficult to catch on camera too. There is quite a lot of shimmer in four of these colours, and not a whole lot of fallout.

Another new one! Because it was too fun not to try XD The TonyMoly Pikachu mini cover cushion.

This is the smaller version, as it’s a test run, but I am over all happy with it. This cushion gives medium coverage, has a nice size for your bag and is super cute. I went for the darker of the two shades which suits my skin tone, but it does seem a bit chalky :/

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