Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia - 38th Installment. The recipe is Eastern Mediterranean Pizzas.
Very easy recipe to follow, and delicious. I made the sponge in the morning, and then mixed up the dough in the late afternoon, followed by making the pizzas in the evening, so the timing worked out well for a weekend day when I was puttering around the house and garden. It really didn't take much attention at all. I left the dough slightly sticky, since I didn't want it to dry out.
I think I loaded on a little more filling than the recipe called for, but it was so yummy, and because I used a pound of lamb, technically I had a quadruple recipe, so I had plenty to spare. This pita dough was easy. I made a full recipe of the dough, and used half for pizza and half for pita which I baked on my baking stone. A few of the pitas puffed up really well, although most of them did not - I'd still like to figure out the secret of getting pita bread to puff up reliably. I guess the pizzas don't puff so much because of the filling, or maybe because they are baked on a baking sheet instead of the hot baking stone.
I think this is more like a side bread course (kind of like a naan bread with onions) or an appetizer, rather than a true main dish pizza, which would have more filling for each crust. I'd like to try this with different fillings - looking forward to seeing what the creative types in the TWD baking group did with this.