From – Sunie Pope
The CFI and BBTS Team hosted an evening at our Cape Cod Inn for The Chamber of Commerce this past week. It was well attended, 60 people were expected and 70 showed up. The menu was CFI Sliders, Gourmet Pizza and Apple Crisp with Pumpkin and Vanilla Ice Cream. What a treat! I worked the kitchen while Donna and Byron greeted and visited with all the local business owners. And let me tell you, working in a HOT kitchen with the ovens on high with great people is a lot of fun! One of our chefs prepared the sliders, delectable and beautifully presented marinated veggies with fresh mozzarella, which were gone in a second and the kitchen was suddenly buzzing with hungry patrons impatiently waiting for the pizzas that were wafting in the air and enticing their nostrils.
I had 4 pizzas on the menu, all named after different landmarks in Brewster.
Cobb’s Pond was a traditional Greek pizza with Feta & Goat Cheese, Olives, Sundried Tomatos & Fresh Garlic.
Paine’s Creek was a delicious blend of Gruyere Cheese, Cured Salami, Prosciutto and figs.
Breakwater Beach was a simple Mozzarella Cheese and Homemade Tomato Sauce.
Nickerson pizza, my favorite, had Homegrown Pesto Sauce (basil from our own backyard), Fontina Cheese and Free-Range Chicken.
We made a total of 12 pizzas. And my were we busy rolling dough, spreading homemade sauce, tossing cheese and topping with tasty flavors. It was a busy blast!
The pizza dough was a hit. And I offer you the recipe, because pizza is so much better when you make your own crust! Just be sure to give yourself 2 hours.
Wheat Pizza Dough
1 T dry yeast
2/3 c warm water
1 T maple syrup
1/4 c whole wheat pastry flour (I like to use Bob’s Red Mill)
1/2 c warm water
1 T sea salt
2 T extra virgin olive oil
2 c whole wheat pastry flour
1 c white flour
1) Mix sponge together and whisk
2) Cover and let rest in a warm, quiet place for 20-30 min
3) Add water, salt, oil to sponge and mix together. Add flour in in 1/2 c increments.
4) Form dough into a ball and knead on floured board. Knead 10 min.
5) Place dough in lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise in a warm, quiet spot for about 40 min.
Then bake with your choice of toppings.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!