|Jess LC FLEA earrings and bracelets, SeaAndStoneStudio shibori scarf,
Spendid Tee maxi dress, Dolce Vita Bagley T Strap sandals
Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend! The weather has been beyond amazing in Chicago lately and it’s still officially winter! I’m talking 60’s, 70’s, and almost 80’s! That’s why this week’s Friday’s Fancies outfit looks like it belongs in the spring or summer. I’d love to wear that easy breezy dress while enjoying the sunshine and vitamin D.
St. Patrick’s Day also means we’re in the middle of Lent. If Ash Wednesday didn’t give it away, then all the commercials for fast food fish sandwiches did. Does anybody eat a fish sandwich during the rest of the year? I don’t. So why doesn’t McDonald’s advertise the Filet-O-Fish as “back for a limited time” instead of the McRib? I don’t see people lining up for a McRib.
If fish doesn’t sound good, how about some cheese or veggie pizza? Unfortunately, everybody else had the same idea when I went to the grocery store at the beginning of Lent. All the cheese and veggie pizzas were gone! Good thing I like making pizza crust from scratch.
This recipe is for pizza crust using spent grain from our homebrewing, which makes for a nice multigrain crust. You can omit the grain, but then may have to increase the flour.
Spent Grain Pizza Crust
Adapted from Draft Magazine (September/October 2011)
Makes 1 thicker crust pizza or 2 thinner crust pizzas
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 package highly active dry yeast (I used Fleischmann’s RapidRise)
1 cup spent grain
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
¾ cup lukewarm water (105-115 degrees)
Whisk flour, highly active yeast, spent grain, and salt in a large bowl. Mix sugar with the lukewarm water and add to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined. Dump the dough onto a floured surface and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Or use your stand mixer with the dough hook.