Fork Spoon Knife is the personal blog of Asha where she chronicles her journeys in food through stories, recipes and photographs. She can also be found doodling and sharing her experiences as below.

 
                        

5.07.2010

Weekday Lunch - Pizzich

Pizzich assembly copy

I am not much of a solo eater.. I mean, I really don't like it or see the point of it. These days, unfortunately, I am on my own at meal times, a lot more than I'd like. Mr.FSK is travelling most of the week, which, means I fend for just myself, which, not only is boring but downright inspiration-sapping...

I can easily get by the day with cereal, instant noodles or at the most, easy to make Indian snack items, which, really make quite a satisfying meal! But, this week, I really craved something more substantial. And, I didn't even mind putting in all that effort for just me!

So, I made a open face sandwich on a pizza style flat bread base; and hence, the name Pizzich! Over the bread, I slathered spicy aioli (made with spicy sundried tomato paste, mayo and lemon juice), smoked pepper turkey, arugula, more sundried tomato, red onion. Then, in the cooling oven (from the flat bread making), I melted provolone cheese and we were all set for a simple yet sumptuous lunch!

Pizzich assembly - side view



Flat Bread
(makes 2 sandwich bases)

1 cup all purpose flour + more for dusting
1/2 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup warm water + more if needed
1 T olive oil

Stir dry ingredients, including yeast, in a large bowl. Add water and olive oil, stirring mixture into a ball. Knead the dough for a minute or two until you get a nice elastic dough. Transfer the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, turn to coat all over. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it in a warm place till it doubles in size (one to two hours).

When the dough has risen, gently punch it down with the palm of your hands. Fold the dough into an approximate ball shape, and let it sit under that plastic wrap for 20 more minutes.

Divide the dough into two parts. Stretch each part into an approximate oval shape of the length you would like. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake in an oven pre-heated to 450F for 10-15 minutes until a bit puffed and golden.

Remove and arrange sandwich. If you want to melt cheese, stick the assembled sandwich back into the oven for about 3-4 minutes, long enough for it to melt and you are all set with a scrumptious lunch!

This flat bread is being sent to my favorite Yeastspotting team!

11 comments:

  1. okay, okay...I want one. It's almost 1am and I want a Pizzich! Looks delicious. Here's hoping Mr. FSK gets to stay home more---and soon;>)

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  2. That just looks delicious, wether you eat it alone or with a crowd... I do have the same issue with eating alone; not so much fun!
    (btw; you maybe know this already but your watermark still shows your old url. Thought I mention it... :))

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  3. Colorful beautiful picture...I hate to eat alone too If so I'l switch on the TV :)

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  4. This is delicious! We love making sandwiches like this on flat breads!

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  5. Sandwich looks delicious,tasty and very colourful.

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  6. Hi Asha! Such a pity that your hubby can't enjoy that crazy delicious looking pizzich! But one question, why not a Sandzza? hee hee.

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  7. Loved the variation,click is tempting too. Hope u get to spend more time with ur husband and he gets to enjoy these :):)

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  8. Great minds think alike LOL. Yesterday I made the best naan bread ever and was planning shortly to make a pizza with it too. Your topping sounds great.

    Haven't posted the naan yet, planning to do this during the next week & then try the pizza idea, thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great looking sandwich, er, pizzich. I'm always looking for something different and that's it!

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  10. The pizzich looks great! I know this lacking of inspiration when I have to cook for myself, too.

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  11. I think you should take out a patent on the idea before some fast food place steals it and makes millions!!

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