Friday, January 25, 2013

Yummo Pizza Dough

Last night I made actual pizza for the first time.  I had planned Mexican Dip one night this week, but I realized I didn't have the salsa I needed for the recipe so I had to switch it out for something else. 

I decided to try pizza because I had pepperoni & mozzarella on hand.  I didn't have pizza sauce so I just used plain tomato sauce and I found a recipe online for pizza dough.  I was really excited to find a recipe that called for bread flour without using regular flour or even whole wheat flour.  I have a huge amount of bread flour and much smaller amounts of the other flours. 

Here's the recipe I used:

1 package of active dry yeast (or 2 & 1/4 teaspoons)
1 cup of warm water (110 degrees F)

Dissolve yeast into water.  Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

2 cups bread flour
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white sugar

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add olive oil and creamy yeast.  Beat well until a stiff dough has formed.  Remove dough hook or paddle.  Cover and let rise until doubled; 30-40 minutes.  Dump onto flour surface and roll out. 

Add toppings & bake about 20 minutes at 350 until crust is golden brown.

The crust turned out great.  It was pretty gooey rolling it out, so I wondered if it wouldn't cook all the way in the center but it baked beautifully throughout.  I'll definitely be using this again!

Here's the little bit leftover I had to save for DH.  The girls were begging for it so next time I guess I'll make two pizzas!


1 comment:

So, what do you think?