Eating my curds and whey by: NormaĖMiss Muffet White Pizza Pie
Little Miss Muffet,
Nursery Rhyme & History
Story of the Little Miss Muffet Rhyme
Little Miss Muffet was a small girl whose name was Patience Muffet. Her stepfather, Dr. Muffet (1553-1604) was a famous entomologist who wrote the first scientific catalogue of British Insects. Whilst eating her breakfast of curds and whey Little Miss Muffet was frightened by one of his spiders and ran away! This particular Nursery Rhyme of Little Miss Muffet reputedly dates back to the late 16th century as indicated by the birth date of Dr Muffet! Unlikely story about Patience Muffet!
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey,
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away
So, the story goes or other versions of it.
I had made fresh mozzarella, ricotta and pizza dough with whey to replace the water, yesterday.
The dough was made into a white pizza today.
2 Ĺ cups KAAP flour and Ĺ cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1 teaspoon instant yeast
1 cup of fresh warm whey
2 tablespoons olive oil
Left the dough in the refrigerator to cold ferment for 24 hours. The dough more than doubled in size until today. The dough ball was okay to open and I decided to try this dough in the deep-dish pan because I liked the results when trying the preferment with poolish of the Lehmann dough in this pan. I oiled the pan with Crisco. The pie was dressed with cherry tomatoes, panko seasoned bread crumbs, 3 garlic cloves, Italian seasoning, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes,1 large shallot, that were mixed with olive oil and broiled in the oven. The dough was brushed with olive oil and then dressed with the above mixture. Fresh mozzarella was cut into diced pieces and dollops of ricotta were dropped on the pie. The pie was baked in the middle rack of the oven. The crust on the bottom didnít seem finished, so the pizza stone was already on the bottom rack, so I transferred the pie to the bottom rack for a few minutes.
I really enjoyed the taste of this pie. The hot pepper flakes gave it a little kick and the fresh mozzarella and ricotta really added to this Little Miss Muffet White Pie.
I forgot to mention, I needed to add a little more water to the whey for the dough to be moist enough.