The best pizza for Christmas: salami stars, mozzarella angels and prosciutto fig bells.
"J ungs, can you just listen to me? We need to discuss something. "Armed with a pen, I stand in the living room and try to get the attention of man and child. The two are currently daddeln together at the Pläse. The car racing game, which they got from our buddy Jens, obviously knows how to please. I scramble encouragingly with the few pieces of paper that jam under my arm and try to look important. "So! As always, we eat sausages with potato salad on Christmas Eve. But the question is ... "- Art break -" what do we want to eat on Christmas days, when the grandmas are there? "Now I have their full attention.
" I've already put together a few suggestions ", I proclaim proudly and take my notes. "What do you think of a nice home-made roast beef with herbal cole-slaw or this very tasty salmon in blueberry sauce ..." The boys look at me. "Darling," says the best man of all with that certain look. "I want you to do as little extravagant work as possible. Let's eat something simple ". I frown hard. "Yeah, ah - ok, if you want something simpler, I could possibly make a roast turkey with walnut stuffing ...". "Pizza", the child beeps.
I'm sure I have something on my ear and ask the child to repeat this conversation. "Pizza!" Says it a little louder and draws in full awareness of this monstrosity directly between the shoulders and squats like a turtle on our couch. Big brown eyes faithfully look at me from the collar of his sweatshirt with toothpaste traces. I look over to the man. This tries hard not to put on a face and looks stressed neutral. Ah yes.
"Pizza," I say. "On Christmas day". "Jaaaaaaa!" Cheers the child. "Well, yes," says the man. "Maybe that's not such a bad idea. Look, it's relatively fast, it's easy to eat, everyone likes pizza and you can customize the toppings for every taste. I could even buy the ingredients on Christmas Eve in the morning ... and above all: We have more time together, if you do not stand in the kitchen forever.
"Pizza, then," I repeat in my thoughts. "I have to think of something ...". Out of the corner of my eye, I see the man and the child grinning conspiratorially and clapping on high-five. But I can not deal with that now because I'm on my way to the kitchen to make Christmas pizza plans.
Here comes the crafting guide for fantastic pizza for Christmas for at least 3 mulled wine-hungry people and 1 child
Who's for Blitzpizza , take a good finished pizza dough out of the fridge.
If you prefer to make things by yourself, 200ml of warm water (just do not cook warm!) with 1 EL honey and 1 packet of dry yeast and let it draw for 15 minutes. Then mix 400 g of flour with 2 tsp salt and add the yeast water and 4 tbsp olive oil . Mix all ingredients and knead for 10 minutes (or let the food processor do the job). Leave the dough in a warm place for at least 30 minutes.Stars, angels or bells.
Place the paper stencils on the dough and gently drive around with a knife , Knead dough pieces together again and roll out again. Mold dough into small balls and bake pizza rolls.
The dough forms then sprinkle with tomato sauce.
Lightning Tomato sauce: Mix 1 tube of tomato paste with a little water add a smooth sauce and season with salt, pepper, garlic, oregano and a sprig of thyme, rosemary and 1/2 tsp sugar .
For children the pizza stars and angels with mozzarella and salami, tomatoes or vegetables to taste.
For adult pizza toppings , soft figs are halved and then red wine steamed with a little rosemary . When the red wine is overcooked, the figs come with tomato sauce and pickled mozzarella on the pizza dough. After baking, the pizza is topped with a few dumplings Creme Fraiche , thinly sliced Italian ham and crispy arugula .
An appetizing Advent season and Merry Christmas!