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Monday, May 25, 2015

mugshot Monday and cornbread pizza revisited...

(cup and saucer by Gary Rith)
You will notice, of the cup above, that it is blue with teal blue.  I was thinking a) ocean! and b) glaze it 2 colors, nearly the same, different but subtle.
It comes out of the kiln Sunday afternoon and the wife is like "I want that, it looks like the ocean!" which, as I say, was what I was thinking.

We had been in a rush to return home after going to a bike clinic in the afternoon.  Our bikes had not been out yet, it being so wintry, really (Sunday morning:  temps AGAIN in the 30s, frost out there, us out in our coats and gloves--later it was a nice 84 degrees).
Anyway, so we tuned up the bikes then rode...since I blog EVERYTHING, how come I forgot the camera for the season's first bike ride? Oh well.  We came across a garage sale and said we can only buy what fits into our pockets...and the wife got 3 little dishes and a change purse which were all pocket sized...but ANYWAY so we get back late and I want pizza.

My cornbread pizza is SUPER fast.  (recipe follows) I made a couple of changes to how I do it and I am SO GLAD, it makes it perfect.  It is not a pizza that should have tons of toppings on top, cornbread is a little too soft for that. SO I thought "put diced pepper and onion INTO no on the pizza" plus I made it in the skillet instead of 8 x 8 brownie pan.  DANG how come I hadn't done that before?

Have a great Monday!

Gary's quick cornbread pizza for 2+

-preheat to 350 and grease your iron skillet or 8 x 8 brownie pan
-in a large bowl stir:  1 cup fine cornmeal (or cornflour or just cornmeal)
1 1/2 Tbs sugar
1 teas bake powder
1/2 teas salt
-in a small bowl beat an egg then stir in:
1/2 cup milk (I use soy)
1/8 cup cooking oil

-Add wet to dry.  You can dice up half an onion, half a bell pepper (or use your imagination!) and stir that in too.  Stir several times, until nicely mixed.
-Scoop batter into skillet or pan, spread the top evenly with a wet spoon. It will be maybe 1/2 inch thick.
-Bake about 22 minutes, remove from oven.
-Top with some tomato sauce and toppings and cheese on top...not too much.
-Put it back into the oven, still at 350, for a few minutes until the cheese has melted and toppings look cooked.  Remove from oven, let it sit a couple of minutes, slice and serve OH BOY!


Barbara Rogers said...

OOOh, my fav...combining 2 glazes to get 3 color results! Lovely blues!

smalltownme said...

Clever Gary. Yum! And are those raspberries in your salad?

Caroline said...

Are those decorations gold or do they just look that way in the photo?

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