Saturday, October 31, 2009

Last day of mofo!! And I bought a mushroom farm!

That's right - a mushroom farm! I was in Aldi & saw them & thought that I would like to grow my own mushrooms. We got it all set up & put it in a cupboard, misting it with water most days & what do you know - we grew a mushroom!

Since then we have another 4 big mushrooms happily growing. I felt like doing something a bit special with the first mushroom but couldn't work out what to do, so it ended up going on pizza. I was inspired to make pizza after I read an easy pizza dough recipe on Yeah, that vegan shit. This recipe is insanely easy & really delicious.

The Easiest Pizza Dough in the World

  • 1 packet of yeast

  • 1 c. warm water

  • 2-1/2 c. flour

  • 1 t. agave nectar (or 2 t. sugar; I recommend the agave though cuz MAN does it make the crust taste lovely) - I used maple syrup & that was good!
  • 1 t. salt

  • 2 T. olive oil

  • 2 T. fresh rosemary, chopped (optional) - I didn't use because I didn't have any

  • cornmeal

Preheat oven to 200. In a large bowl, add in the yeast and warm water and stir until the yeast dissolves. Add the flour, salt, agave (or sugar), rosemary (if using), and olive oil and stir with a wooden spoon vigorously until combined. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.

Either sprinkle cornmeal onto a walled baking sheet and press dough into it until thin
Sprinkle flour on your counter and roll out the pizza dough. Sprinkle cornmeal on a pizza stone and toss the dough on top. Spread olive oil over top (optional), and add all your toppings.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until pizza crust is golden and toppings are heated through.

I topped my pizza with roasted pumpkin, sliced mushrooms, caramelised onions & garlic & herb cheezly. Served with a tasty salad - this is a delicious mid week meal!


  1. mushroom farm?? how cool.. :) you sure can find interesting stuff at aldi..


  2. you're luckier than we were with ours. we got one ginormous mushroom off it and then nothing else

  3. A mushroom farm? That mushie looks perfect. I want a mushroom farm now :)

  4. We used to grow mushies when we were kids but I haven't seen the kits anywhere in years!

    And I was in the mood for pizza last night and now I am again!

  5. Those pizzas look awesome! I just discovered your blog and really enjoy it. Keep it up!