Friday, January 21, 2011

Pizza ....

Tonight I made pizza - easy dough, let mydaughter help. She rolled a personal pizza for herself, then we did some simple, classic toppings and a quick salad and some broccoli/cauliflower and almost instant dinner. She chose mushrooms and black olives to complement her sauce and mozzarella and I stuck to just the addition of mushrooms...

Pizza Dough

1 cup hot w
1 pkg dry
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil
2-3 cups all purpose flour

proof the yeast in the water with the sugar to feed it, after it gets all foamy add the olive oil
salt, and flour (only add about 1.5 cups at first) if you have a standing mixer with a dough
hook, use this and stir the flour in at low speed and the rest of the flour and increase the speed and let
the mixer do its job adding more flour a little at a time if needed until a single ball of dough forms, then let the mixer knead it for few more minutes. Turn it out, knead by hand a bit for love and put it in an oiled bowl to let rise for about an hour. Punch it down and cut it in half and roll each half out into a circel. Heat a pizza stone in the oven at around 450, sprinkle
with cornmeal or polenta place crust on top and fold over edges to make a lip. Prick all over with a fork and bake for about 7 mins.

add sauce, cheese, oregano, mushrooms, a drizzel of of oil etc and pop back in the oven untilRemove Formatting from selection cheese melts

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