Monday, March 16, 2009

Pizza Time!

So tonight is home-made tortilla pizzas. You could easily buy store bought tortillas and use those, but homemade ones taste sooo good and are super easy to make. The toppings are completely up to you too, but tonight we decided on roasted red pepper and eggplant with mozzarella cheese!

Tortilla Recipe
( I should probably credit sources eh?...Recipe from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. If you don't have this book get it. )


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter or oil (I've used both and they both work equally well)
  • 1/2 cup warm water
Mix together flour, salt and oil/butter. Slowly add the water while mixing. Once the dough is formed flour up your counter and your hands and knead it for a few minutes til it's smooth and stretchy. Cut it into 6 equal pieces and roll them out nice and thin.

Get your cast iron pan heating on medium heat (any skillet will work, but cast iron ones are especially nice, if you don't have one you should definetly go get one!) Once heated, throw the tortilla on there for a few minutes on each side til brown spots appear. yay you made tortillas!

For our pizzas we wanted egg plant and red pepper so we cut the eggplant up and left the pepper whole and threw it onto a baking sheet and into the oven for a few minutes because eggplant takes a while to cook.

When those are done load up your tortilla with some pizza sauce. We tossed the eggplant(50 grams) in a little olive oil(1 tsp) then put that and the peppers(67 grams) on. Covered it in mozzarella(30 grams) and oregano, into the oven for 15 minutes or so and voila!


Nutrition Info on 1 Pizza
Calories: 390
Fat: 14
Carbs: 36
Protein: 12