Friday, June 18, 2010

One Dough, Two Ways

The cold, wet winter yielded a ton of peaches a few weeks ago, and now the cucumbers, tomatoes, and basil are coming in daily for harvest. I made up some dough last night and so we feasted today on pizza with peach ricotta focaccia for dessert. Yum.

Basic Focaccia/Pizza dough

1 ¼ cups warm water

1 packet yeast

3 to 3 ½ cup(s) bread flour

1 Tbsp sugar

½ tsp salt

Cornmeal to sprinkle on baking stone

Dissolve sugar into water.

Add yeast, allow to soften and begin to blossom on top of the water.

Stir in salt, and add enough flour to make soft dough.

Turn out onto floured surface, and knead for about 5 minutes until indentation in dough will spring back. (At this point, dough can be refrigerated over night in a plastic back sprayed with cooking oil. If refrigerated, allow to sit for an hour to warm up before shaping.) Allow dough to rise until almost doubled, about an hour, until indentation in dough does not spring back. Divide into two balls. Sprinkle baking stone with cornmeal, stretch one of the balls to form a round, let rest on baking stone while you prepare topping and preheat oven.

Peach Ricotta Focaccia

Servings: 8

(WW Points Value: 5)


3 cups fresh (frozen) sliced peaches

1/2 cups sugar

1 Tbsp Corn Starch

1/2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese

1 tsp ground cinnamon

3 Tbsp butter

Slice and toss peaches in sugar.

Pour peach juice liquid into a small bowl, stir in corn starch until smooth.

Melt butter, add to liquid, microwave for 3 minutes until it begins to thicken.

Spread ricotta cheese over focaccia dough.

Spread peaches over ricotta cheese.

Spoon thickened syrup over peaches.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake at 425° for 10- 20 minutes until crust looks done.

Turkey Sausage & Bacon Pizza

Servings: 8

(WW Points Value: 6)


1 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

5 garlic cloves, chopped

1 Tbsp basil

1 Tbsp fresh oregano

1 cup(s) Classico Tomato And Basil Pasta Sauce

1 cup(s) part-skim mozzarella cheese

1/4 large Vidalia onion, sliced thin

2 medium tomatoes, sliced

3 turkey sausage, sweet, cooked

4 small slices Canadian style bacon, chopped

Cook & chop up turkey sausage & Canadian bacon.

Chop & slice veggies and herbs.

Toss chopped garlic and herbs in olive oil, spread on dough.

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over dough.

Spread tomato sauce over dough.

Sprinkle pie with mozzarella cheese.

Distribute remaining ingredients on pie.

Bake at 425° for 10- 20 minutes until crust looks done.


  1. ooh, that sounds awesome.. I definitely want to try the peach/ricotta one!

  2. Delicious! The other peach pizza recipe you gave me was also delicious!