Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bloggy Recipes

Last week Aimee from I Tri To Be Me posted a yummy looking recipe for Vegetarian Korma. My hubby loves Indian food so I decided to give it a try, to see the recipe check out her post here. It turned out great, we both loved it and will definitively add it to our regular rotation. I made mine with sweet potatoes and quinoa, we both agreed it would be better with rice. Cory also made fresh naan, which was really good.To continue the trend I want to share Cory's recipe for whole wheat pizza with fig, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette reduction.
You can putt any topping you want on the crust but this is a fun new one for us. You do need a sourdough starter to make this crust

Crust Ingredients

  • 230 g (1 Cup) sourdough starter
  • 100 g (~1 Cup) whole wheat flour
  • 12 g (1 tbls) vital wheat gluten
  • 2 Tbls purified water
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tbls dried oregano
  • 5 Cloves or garlic minced coarsely

Crust Directions

  1. Feed starter and set out on counter the night before.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients and knead for about ten minutes.
  3. Spray a medium sized bowl with oil and flour and allow dough to double in size, about two hours.
  4. When dough has risen, preheat oven to its hottest temperature. While the oven is heating, roll out dough on floured counter. Place desired toppings on pizza.
  5. Once oven is hot, use a pizza peel to place the pizza on hot stone and cook until crust is cooked completely and cheese is melted, about ten minutes.

Reduction Ingredients

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dried figs

Reduction Directions

  1. In heavy non-reactive (stainless steal or enameled cast iron) sauce pan over low heat cook figs and vinegar until liquid is halved. making sure to ventilate well. Stir frequently and make sure to not let the liquid boil.
  2. Carefully puree figs and vinegar with immersion mixer.
  3. Allow to cool.
** For toppings we used the Reduction as sauce and added about a 1/4 cup of blue cheese and walnuts.


  1. I have never made Indian food but always enjoyed the couple times I've eaten it. This looks really good, and relatively safe for me to make?!?!? :) Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the shout out! I'm glad you liked it! :)
    That pizza looks so yummy!