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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lychee Lemon Sparkler and Thin Crust Thyme Pizza


An absolutely entertaining drink and snack

The juicy sweet tropical fruit - Lychee ,is a rare delicacy.The lychee juice that is more common than the whole fruit can be used to make refreshing summer drinks.Lemon and mint in the sparkler is a flavorful compliment to the sweetness of lychee.
Recipe : Lychee Lemon Sparkler
Serves 3
Ingredients
2 cups of Lychee juice,chilled
1 lemon,halved ,seeded and juiced
3 tablespoon agave nectar(optional)
6 ounce bottle of lime flavored soda water
few fresh mint leaves

Method
Mix the lemon,lychee and agave nectar in a big pitcher.Add in the soda water.Pour in tall glasses and pour a cup of soda water in each.Garnish with fresh mint leaves and slice of lemon.Serve immediately.


Lighter in calories this thin crust pizza squares with simple toppings of onion ,partly skimmed cheese and aromatic thyme ,makes a thoroughly enjoyable evening snack.The fresh thyme was from my own herb pot.
Recipe :
Yields: 2 Pizzas 8x15 inches
Ingredients
For Dough
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon Cornmeal, for dusting
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
For topping
1 medium red onion,sliced
1 cup partly skimmed mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Method
Dissolve the yeast in warm water, stir in the sugar and allow the yeast to get frothy, about 10 minutes.In a large bowl combine the flour,salt and flax seed meal. Add the yeast mixture and olive oil and knead until well combined.Apply some more oil on the sides of the bowl cover and allow to rise until double it size about 1-2 hours.
Preheat oven to 450F.
Turn out the dough on to a lightly floured surface,knead lightly.Roll 2 rectangular pizzas about 8x15 inches and 1/4 inch thick.Sprinkle some corn meal on a baking tray or pizza stone.Place the pizza,sprinkle the cheese,onions and thyme all over.
Place in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until crust has risen and is golden and the cheese has melted.Cut in squares and serve warm.

This is my entry for this week's Yeast Spotting

24 comments:

SassyAgapi said...

yumm that pizza looks great!

Tiffany said...

Mmmmmm I could go for a lychee lemon sparkler right now... :)

Anncoo said...

WOW! I love both, look perfect to me.
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notyet100 said...

yummy combo,..

Padhu said...

Wow lovely pictues and I love both very much

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A fantastic drink and gorgeous pizza!

Cheers,

Rosa

Niloufer Riyaz said...

What a cool drink n yummylicious pizza

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Nothing can beat this combination !! chilled lychee lemon drink with mini pizzas....
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

An Open Book said...

love both the ideas

anjum said...

wow refreshing drink with mouthwatering pizza...i love pizzas..thanks for posting

Sweet Artichoke said...

OMG, this pizza looks gorgeous!! And the lychee-lemon drink looks delicious, too!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Both are such wonderful and mouth watering recipes. What a great combo :)

Nitha said...

Wow.. Love the drink and the pizza...

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

Nice to see all the yummy recipes in a healthnut blog!!!!

Joanne said...

I totally want this pizza for dinner now!

Sayantani said...

i love both these recipes and a perfect meal in itself.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

drink looks divine n yummy n healthy pizza

Radhika said...

I have lychee and lemon got to make this drink and I will pair it with with this low calorie pizza.. It is a delight.

Rachana said...

A delicious and refreshing drink and a gorgeous Pizza!

shifa firoz said...

the drink looks so refreshing! perfect for iftaari :)

5 Star Foodie said...

The drink is so refreshing and the pizza sounds super delicious!

Bergamot said...

the pizza looks delicious so does the lychee drink

Salsa Verde said...

Amazing flavours!! The lychee lemon sparkler looks so delicious and refreshing and the pizza looks great and with the thyme, must be a delish!!!
Cheers,
Lia.

Mimi said...

This makes me want to come over to your house to eat. We could sit outside and have a picnic!

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