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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Eclipse Pizza #DarkRecipes #SolarEclipse


It’s solar eclipse day!

Do you live somewhere where you get to experience this phenomenon?  Are you traveling?  I’m a bit too far north to experience the eclipse in totality this time, but I will get to see the partial eclipse and you can bet I’ll be catching some footage online!

To celebrate this unique phenomenon, some of my blogging friends are cooking up some eclipse-inspired recipes and treats today!

My Dark Mojito would have been perfect for this event (are you counting?  That’s the second event that recipe would’ve been perfect for!), but I posted it *just* before this event came on my radar.

But that’s okay, because I ended up making something the whole family could enjoy and give my kids a science lesson at the same time – eclipse pizza!


This was such a fun pizza to put together!  I used my favorite dough and sauce recipes, then I cut out regular pepperonis to represent the solar eclipse and mini pepperonis as stars!

This kids had a blast with this and learned something on top of it!

Dark Recipes for the Solar Eclipse


Eclipse Pizza

Dough
2 cups flour, divided
2 ¼ tsp instant/quick rise/pizza yeast (1 envelope)
1 tsp sugar
¾ tsp salt
2/3 cup warm water (120 degrees F)
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped (optional)

Sauce
8 oz tomato sauce
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried marjoram
½ tsp garlic powder

Toppings
2 cups shredded mozzarella
9 pepperoni
15 mini pepperoni


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and place a baking stone (if using) in the oven to heat up.

Mix together all of the sauce ingredients, set aside.

Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Add the water and oil and mix on low until combined.

Slowly add in the basil (if using) and remaining flour until the dough forms a ball.  Switch to the dough hook, continuing to mix on low, for 4 minutes.  Keep adding flour, bit by bit until the dough is no longer sticky (slightly tacky is ok).

Alternately, mix the ingredients in a large bowl with a spoon.  Then turn out onto a countertop and slowly knead the remaining flour into the dough, kneading for an additional 6 minutes.

Sprinkle a pizza pan with cornmeal (alternately prepare a pizza peel to transfer pizza to hot baking stone).  Roll the dough thin and add the sauce and mozzarella.  Cut the larger pepperonis into moon shapes and arrange across the middle of the pizza.  Cut the mini pepperoni into stars and place randomly on the pizza.

Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the crust is browned and the cheese is melty.





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Eclipse Pizza #DarkRecipes #SolarEclipse
Eclipse Pizza is a super fun way to celebrate the total solar eclipse! #DarkRecipes #SolarEclipse
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 9 pepperoni
  • 15 mini pepperoni
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and place a baking stone (if using) in the oven to heat up.Mix together all of the sauce ingredients, set aside. Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the water and oil and mix on low until combined. Slowly add in the basil (if using) and remaining flour until the dough forms a ball. Switch to the dough hook, continuing to mix on low, for 4 minutes. Keep adding flour, bit by bit until the dough is no longer sticky (slightly tacky is ok). Alternately, mix the ingredients in a large bowl with a spoon. Then turn out onto a countertop and slowly knead the remaining flour into the dough, kneading for an addition 6 minutes.Sprinkle a pizza pan with cornmeal (alternately prepare a pizza peel to transfer pizza to hot baking stone). Roll the dough thin and add the sauce and mozzarella. Cut the larger pepperonis into moon shapes and arrange across the middle of the pizza. Cut the mini pepperoni into stars and place randomly on the pizza.Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the crust is browned and the cheese is melty.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 pizza

5 comments:

  1. This is such a fun idea! My eldest loved pepperoni pizza anyway so sure he'd love this!

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  2. Very cute idea Amy. We had fun last night, thanks for making time for us.

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  3. My kids would love this pizza! So fun and creative for the eclipse or a science lesson.

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  4. This is adorable, Amy. And I'm sure it's tasty, too. Never thought to shape my pepperoni. Now I will.

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  5. Such a clever recipe! I absolutely love it! The moon and the stars are perfect for celebrating the eclipse!

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