It is crazy hot here in Oklahoma, which is natural for July but makes the house very hot if I cook as usual. So I’ve been trying to use the Ninja Foodi more and I have to say, I’m loving it!
I found a recipe a few weeks ago that baked bread in it. Yep, bake is one of the settings. We love pizza but it is just too hot to heat the oven up to 425º to make it. So I thought maybe I can make a bread with pizza flavors in it and then we can just bake it in the Ninja Foodi.
So Saturday morning I started the sourdough pizza dough. We love sourdough pizza dough. After it had risen the requisite 5-6 hours, it was time to form it and let it raise the remaining 1-2 hours before baking.
Unfortunately I had a pretty bad headache and had to lay down. However, Tiffany and Michael rose to the challenge and proceeded to finish off dinner. Now I was planning to make more of a loaf of bread but Tiffany didn’t understand that and instead made more of a stromboli.
They started by patting the dough out. It was supposed to be in a long rectangle but the picture they took seems to look more like a large circle.
Then a thin bit of pizza sauce.
Then it was topped with some low fat toppings. We used some turkey pepperoni and a couple of strips of turkey bacon.
Normally we would have added 2 ounces of low fat mozzarella cheese but we didn’t have any, so Tiffany added a few crumbles of colby-jack cheese (which may have been a little too much fat but it just made it a light crossover, if so).
Then we add some fat free cheese. It’s our personal choice. And rolled it up.
Clearly, it fit into the foodi nicely and it could handle another half batch of dough when we need it.
We baked it on 400º for about 20 minutes. I’ll need to look into how to keep it from getting quite so dark though.
We sliced it . . . it was a bit crusty. But oh so good! We served it with more pizza sauce, for the drier bites.
Over all, it was a good first attempt.
Until next time, God bless,