Friday, August 17, 2012

Flatbread Pizza made with Matcha {Green Tea Powder}

      I opened my eyes from the warm kiss on my left cheek and a whisper "I love you". He was thinking that I will not wake up, but I did. On the side table there was big bouquet of red roses that I could see in almost dark room. Beautiful morning...morning that most of the women would love to wake up each day. It is our 12th wedding anniversary! I don't need roses or chocolates every day even though it feels good especially on this day. What I need is what I already have...his kiss every morning, light strokes with his fingertips that are going through my hair and the words "I love you".
 It is great feeling when you know that you are truly loved even after all these years. 

We didn't want to have wedding, and we picked first person to be our marriage witness that were in a courthouse hallway. We are two best friends who luckily can handle each other very well. We are couple where sometimes words are just unnecessary. We can read each others thoughts just by looking into the eyes...and we do love, love each other deeply and unconditionally....
When you find somebody who you can love, understand, trust, and willing to sacrifice for....somebody who makes your heart beat stronger, who makes you laugh everyday, who is next to you through good and bad, yes that person might just be somebody who is your better half, your support, your love, your life. 
We gave each other gifts for life...and those gifts are our three kids, so every other present is just appreciation and thoughtfulness. 

Homemade Easy recipe for Flatbread Pizza made with Matcha {Green Tea Powder}

Today's Recipe is once again something that came out perfect and beyond my expectation. 
I have been thinking everyday for the least 3 weeks how to use my big bag of green tea powder. So far I made cake, buns, cold teas, crepes, bread, frappuccino, latte, and now pizza. Since I ordered one more can of green tea which is Japanese Matcha I am making so many delicious goodies with it. 
My kids are already use to seeing green bread on our dining room table, but the best part is that they really love eating it. 
This Flatbread pizza is nothing but full of amazing flavor that will leave you thinking about it even next day. So scroll down for the recipe...

Homemade Flatbread Pizza made with Matcha {Green Tea Powder}
Flatbread Pizza made with Matcha {Green Tea Powder} 
Serves 4-5
2 Medium Pizzas
Ingredients:

Dough:
  • 2 cups All purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbs. Matcha-Green tea Powder
  • 1/2 Tbs. Salt
  • 1/2 Tbs. Oil
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1 Tbs. Dry Yeast
  • 1 Cup warm Skim Milk (more if needed)
Topping:
  • Provolone Cheese, use slices as needed 
  • 1 Lb. Shrimps/season it to taste with salt, pepper, lemon juice, oil, 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 3 cups Fresh Organic Spinach 
  • 6 Cherry Red Tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 Yellow Sweet Tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 Scallions, sliced
  • 1 cup Shredded Carrots/glaze: 1 Tbs. Pure Honey, Juice from 1/2 Orange, pinch of salt, 
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • Lemon Juice
  • Drizzle of Oil
Matcha -Green tea pizza dough
Split the dough in half for two thin flatbread pizzas
Dough Preparation:
  1. In a large bowl put flour, green tea powder, and salt; stir.
  2. Warm the milk and pour about 1/2 of the cup on the dry yeast and sugar; let the yeast get active. It will take about minute or two.
  3. Once you see the bubbles, yeast activated and you can pour it in the flour mixture.
  4. Stir and pour the rest of the milk. 
  5. Mix the Dough with the spoon, wooden spoon or similar then pour the oil and knead until you form a ball. 
  6. Cover and set it aside. 
  7. Let the Dough rise for next 40-50 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven on 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Once the dough is risen, take it out of the large bowl, sprinkle with more flour just to dust it, split in half and roll each dough ball out to the desired size and shape. 
  10. Bake for 15 minutes on 400F, then add provolone cheese.
  11. Place it back in the oven and bake until the dough/flatbread is completely done; about 10 more minutes.
Homemade easy Flatbread Pizza made with Matcha {Green Tea Powder}

Topping Preparation:

1.  Combine Topping just before serving. 
2.  Place shredded carrots into a small saucepan, add honey, pinch of salt and juice from 1/2 Orange. Cook for 3-4 minutes, take it off, cover and allow it to cool down completely.
3.  Peel and wash Shrimps; Season with salt, pepper, few drops of lemon juice. On a medium high heat add garlic and oil; Drop the seasoned shrimps in a let them cook for few minutes  turning them as needed. Take them out, and place on the paper kitchen towel, but cover them as well;

Assembly:

1.  Just before serving combine topping in a large salad bowl. Season it with pinch of sea salt and pepper, 
2.  Squeeze Lemon Juice and Drizzle with Oil; Lightly toss!
3.  Add Salad topping with shrimps on top of the flatbread pizza, Sprinkle with Sesame seeds and SERVE!


Enjoy!!!!

Notes:
  • Green tea powder/Matcha could be found in Asian or International stores, but if not click here. The best one is 100% natural. 
  • Shrimps are working the best for this pizza, however if you do not like it or have allergies use chicken. 
  • This could be also completely vegan pizza. Of course leave shrimps out and instead of the milk use water. Do use vegan cheese instead of Provolone or similarAlso if you want to be vegan version you can use unbleached cane sugar instead of the honey and/or white table sugar. 



Happy Anniversary baby...I love you! 

Wishing you all beautiful weekend full of love!

Your Friend,

Sandra


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26 comments :

  1. Happy Anniversary, Sandra! :)

    I love this flatbread, what an inspiring idea to use matcha in the dough! You are so creative :).

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  2. I love the idea of a green dough and why not? I found you nominated on Manu's blog along with my blog and I am happy to have found you.

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  3. Happy Anniversary my friend! Your husband is very thoughtful, may God bless your family always.
    The Pizza is gorgeous love the color and flavor combination, you're very talented :)

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  4. Happy 12th Anniversary, Sandra!
    This flatbread looks fabulous, love the colour and everything on it, simply delicious!

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  5. Way awesome, Sandra! Must taste lovely, too! Loving the green dough to bits!

    Happy anniversary to you and your husband! You have a wonderful family!!! Plus you're such an awesome Mom, always cooking the best stuff at home!

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  6. Thank you ladies so so so very much!!! <3

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  7. This is super! Wish you add it to our Blog Hop Recipe Swap today!

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  8. Happy Anniversary Sandra to you and your sweets! Here's to many many more :) This pizza is so inventive with the match - I am super intrigued :)

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  9. Happy Anniversary and I hope you are blessed with many more. This recipe is very different and creative. Not to mention beautiful.

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  10. Lovely post, Sandra! Happy anniversary to you and your hubby!
    I would love to try your matcha flatbread pizza! Sounds so interesting!

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  11. a pizza so special can only to like me

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  12. Beautifully done. I'm a HUGE pizza fan and this one looks delightful. Happy anniversary.

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  13. OMG this delicious, shrimps and green tea are my favorite! I just has something similar at California Pizza. Yummy!

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  14. What an amazing pizza crust!! Looks fantastic...would have never thought to add green tea. :) Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

    PS.. Happy Anniversary!! All the best to you both. :)

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  15. wow, looks great and healthy too. i actually had green tea pizza dough before and it was great i'm sure this one is no different! ^^

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  16. Happy Anniversary once more! I've known you for all this time, and heard wonderful stories about you two, and I am so happy to know there is a couple who is crazy in love after many years of marriage. Really, you two inspire other couple to want that relationship! I need to learn to be sweet to my husband. Muahahaha! Anyway, GREAT recipe! Japanese is crazy about matcha, but I have to say I've never had matcha pizza in my life! See, you are always so creative and makes everything so delicious!!! This is fabulous recipe Sandra! I think traditional matcha company in kyoto will be shocked that now matcha is used in pizza in the US! ;-) This is so cool!

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  17. @Nami, Thank you for the sweet words..yes we know each other for some time so you know our story well:))
    In case of pizza well...you know that I always think outside of the box..but was happy that pizza or crust turned out to be very tasty. :)

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  18. Thank you everybody for the kind comments, I appreciate each of you very much! :)

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  19. Wow girl, this is incredible. You've taken pizza to a whole new level.

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  20. Happy Anniversary and Congratulations on 12 years of togetherness in marriage;-)
    I love your very creative pizza made with matcha- the color is lovely and I'm curious about the flavor, would love to give this one a try;-)

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  21. Wow, you are so inventive! And from the looks of it, it can only taste as amazing as it looks! Happy anniversary!

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  22. Happy Anniversary!! What a wonderful way to wake up! We just celebrated our 5th and that's not how I was woken up... I'm forwarding this post to my husband. ;))

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  23. Happy anniversary!!! You both seem so happy together, it's so beautiful to hear about couples so in love with each other after years together.

    I love your creative pizza. It looks absolutely divine!

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  24. What a creative recipe Sandra! So awesome. Happy anniversary! It sounds like you and your husband have something very special :-)

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  25. Sandra, you are brilliant! I can not wait to add some match powder to my bread. I'm already thinking some green Christmas loaves ;)

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