Monday, February 22, 2010

pizza, Pizza, PIZZA!!!

Homemade pizza. Cost effective and delicious. I was using the same recipe my mom used for year. Except the kids didn't really rave about it. They would eat it, but left overs would never get eaten by them.

I found this website and decided to try one of the many recipes. I made the crust recipe below first because it was used milk. The kids really liked the crust. Be brave and try it!

Basic Pizza Crust

3 cups All Purpose Flour
1 pkg instant yeast (.25 oz.)
2 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
8 oz. milk, warmed to 110 degrees
4 oz. water, warmed to 110 degrees

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare pizza pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray. Combine dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Add warmed liquids all at once to the dry mixture. Stir until well mixed, incorporating all the dry ingredients. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and set aside for about 20-25 minutes, allowing the dough to rise. Empty dough out onto a clean, floured surface. Knead by hand 6-8 times, it may be necessary to add additional flour to the surface to keep dough from sticking. Note: I used olive oil on my hands to press out the dough (I did not "roll"). Roll into desired shape and thickness. Place rolled dough onto prepared pizza pan, add favorite sauce and toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, depending on crust thickness.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a winner! Now you just need to offer pizza delivery! We could really use a pizza place around here :)