Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday: Homemade Pizza

I have tried several different pizza crust recipes, and so far- this is a favorite. I am not a fan of whole wheat pizza crust recipes... I just can't do it. As far as eating whole foods and as healthy as we can as a family.... there are a few things where we just eat what we like- and pizza is one of them!

Here is what you need for this recipe:

  • 1 c. warm water
  • 1 pkg. yeast (1 TB)
  • 1 TB sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 TB veg.oil
  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 c. additional flour
Step 1: In a large bowl, combine 1 c. warm water and 1 pkg. yeast

Step 2: When dissolved, add 1 TB sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 TB veg. oil and 1 1/4 c. flour and beat until smooth.

Step 3: Add 2 c. additional flour or enough to make stiff dough (may use whole wheat if you prefer!)

Step 4: Preheat oven to 200 degrees for 10 minutes-

Step 5: Knead about 5 minutes until elastic

Step 6: Cover dough- turn off oven and let covered bowl with dough rise in the preheated oven until doubled in size or 45 minutes.

Step 7: Pat and stretch dough to fill 2 greased pizza pans. Let rise 10 minutes

Step 8: Top with sauce, cheese and toppings! If making pizza calzone packets- divide dough into smaller portions, add toppings (not too much sauce!), fold and pinch dough together. These work great when you freeze them and pop them in the oven for dinner on a busy day!


Enjoy!

1 comment:

Ethiopianmomma said...

MMmm home made pizza, one of my hubbys favorites!