Maystar Family Cookbook
Pizza and Lasagna
DEEP DISH PIZZA CRUST
UPSIDE DOWN PIZZA
MICHAEL BALLAM'S LASAGNA
KATHY'S ONE PAN LASAGNA
Pizza and Lasagna
PIZZA DOUGH - KAY STARK AND BELVA PERRY
1 pkg. active dry yeast
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add other ingredients, mix well. Let rest about 5 minutes. Cover and let rise in warm place for 15 minutes. Pat into shape on greased pan. Put on tomato sauce, spices, toppings, cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
My family likes to make homemade pizza sometimes on Friday nights. It's fun to let everyone make their own. This crust can be made thick or thin, and is good both ways.
2 pkg. yeast
In the bowl o f an electric mixer--Kitchen Aid works well--dissolve yeast in water. Add oils, cornmeal and 3 cups of the flour. Beat for 10 minutes with the mixer. Add the dough hook and mix in the other 2-1/2 cups of flour. Knead for several minutes with the machine.
Pour onto plastic countertop and cover with a very large metal bowl. Allow to rise until double in bulk. Punch down and let rise again. Punch down a second time and you are ready to make pizza.
Oil pizza pans or cookie sheets. For deep dish, use cake pan. Push dough out to sides of pan or in circle. Top with pizza fillings. Bake at 450 degrees to 475 degrees until done.
FRENCH BREAD PIZZA CRUST
cup olive oil
a food processor, combine the warm water, sugar and dry yeast.
(Can also be done in mixer or by hand.)
Let stand for ten minutes. Add the olive oil, flour and salt.
Process for 1 minute until dough comes together. Add the rosemary and
pulse several times. Remove dough and knead for approximately 10 minutes.
Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic. Let rise for 1 hour.
Punch down dough and knead for about 1 minute. Divide into four equal
pieces and stretch out into 9" rounds.
2 dough rounds onto the grill over low to medium heat. Grill the first
side about 2-3 minutes or until crisp, then place on cookie sheet, grilled
side up. Brush with olive
oil. Sprinkle cheese onto
dough, then top with the sausage, tomatoes and vegetables.
Set back on grill. Close
the grill and allow the pizzas to cook for about 5 minutes more until
cheese is melted and dough is cooked through.
Repeat with other 2 dough rounds.
EASY PIZZA - BARBIE HANKS
Barbie likes this recipe, because she and friends can make it as a group.
Refrigerator biscuits (amount depends upon how many people you are serving.)
Lightly brown hamburger. Separate biscuits and stretch them out thin. Assemble bowls of sauce, shredded cheese, diced or sliced vegetables and let everyone assemble their own. Bake in pie pans at about 425 degrees until done.
2 pkg. Pillsbury crescent rolls; place in pizza pan. Cook for 10 minutes the night before you serve it. Slice the dough the size you want it before putting the dressing on.
1 cup mayonnaise
2 bundles of chopped broccoli
Sprinkle on top of pizza.
1 lb. mild or hot Italian sausage
Brown sausage. Add onion and cook until done. Discard fat. Stir in spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, olives. Heat until bubbling. Pour into greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Arrange cheese evenly. In blender, blend eggs, milk, oil, flour and salt until smooth. Evenly pour over cheese. Then sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees or until crust is puffed and brown. (About 25 minutes.) Cut into squares. Serve at once.
I asked Lee Jones what the Opera Company's Artistic Director, Michael Ballam, likes to eat besides baklava and cheesecake and she said, "Italian food, Mexican food...and basically anything else that isn't moving". His mother, Marianne, gave me the following recipe, along with one from Michael's wife, Laurie.
1 onion, diced
ricotta or cottage cheese
Sauté onion, celery and carrot in butter, slowly, separately over low heat. Brown ground beef with other onion. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, garlic salt and beef bouillon. Simmer this for 5 hours. Add mushrooms with juice.
Cook lasagna in 8 quarts water with olive oil and salt. Drain and rinse. Blend ricotta cheese with egg and sour cream. Add chopped green onions. Mix mozzarella and Swiss together.
Put 3 to 4 Tbsp. of sauce on bottom of baking dish. Lay noodles lengthwise. Cover with sauce, Swiss and mozzarella, ricotta mixture and then parmesan. Make next layer with noodles crosswise , repeating other ingredients. Sprinkle parmesan cheese heavily on the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
1 lb. ground beef
Place noodles and 1 Tbsp. of oil in boiling water. Cook until done. Drain and set aside. Fry ground beef in frying pan until well done. Drain off grease. Add jar of Prego sauce. Add can of mushrooms to ground beef and cook until well blended. Set aside.
In 9 x 8-1/2 baking pan, layer bottom with one row of lasagna noodles. Add sauce for the next layer , then mozzarella cheese for the next layer and so on. You may slice the hard boiled eggs and add them on any layer. Finish with a layer of lasagna noodles.
Top with parmesan cheese.
After assembly, place pan in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until top is brown. Serves 4 to 5 people.
KATHY'S ONE PAN LASAGNA - KATHY MAY BEE
1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
Lightly brown meat in big skillet (12" square electric works nicely); drain most of fat. When brown, sprinkle 1/2 pack of spaghetti sauce mix over meat. Then spread layer of cottage cheese over meat. Put layer of noodles on top; put second layer of noodles going in opposite direction.
Put tomatoes in blender along wit h spices and remainder of spaghetti sauce mix; blend to remove chunks. Pour over noodles and add 1 cup of water. Simmer for approximately 35 minutes with lid on or until noodles are soft. Turn off heat and sprinkle cheese over top and cover. Let stand until cheese has melted.