Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Homemade Pizza

Thought we would share a recipe with you all today.  This is one that all the kids can help out with.  Maybe a year or so ago we started soaking our grains as often as I could remember to do it...there are many health benefits to doing this.  All grains contain phytic acid in the outer layer, or bran.  This is God's way of protecting the food.  Soaking the grains allows enzymes to break down and neutralize the phytic acid, therefore making the nutrients more available to us.  You can do it in as little as 7 hours or overnight.  The simple practice of soaking your grains will vastly improve its nutritional benefits.  For our pizza we used spelt, a grain from the wheat family.  We took our spelt berries and ran it through our mill then soaked it in yogurt....8 cups of spelt flour and 2 1/2 cups of yogurt.  We did this part in the morning so that it could soak all day.  It will be very sticky.  We then added another cup of flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp salt just before making the pizzas.  This amount will make 2 thick crust pizzas or 3 thin crusts.

Christian and Gracyn had fun kneading it!  Then just add your favorite tomato sauce and toppings...we went for a veggie pizza this time and did onions, mushrooms and squash.  Bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes, until cheese is browned.  Delicious

Ellie says HI  :)

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