Friday, May 8, 2009

Make it much better and save $$$ too!

Homemade pizza is a favorite in our home. What I like most about this particular recipe, besides the obviously good flavor, is how easy it is to make. Total hands-on time is about 5-10 minutes.

1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar

Place yeast and sugar in bowl; pour warm water over and allow to sit for about 5 minutes.

In another larger bowl place:
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 TB olive oil
(this recipe makes one pizza crust)

Mix for a minute ( I like to use my my kitchen aid mixer.) Dig a well in the middle and add the liquid mixture. Mix again (will be gooey). Place bowl in a warm location and allow dough to rise for one hour ( I like to put mine in a warm oven.) Using a spatula, place dough on a well-floured surface. Knead slightly and roll, with a pin, into desired shape (you may have to add 1/4 cup flour to make dough more manageable). Grab a few cookie sheets and sprinkle cornmeal evenly on both surfaces (err on the side of too much or your pizza will stick to the surface). Most of the time we just use our pizza stone or heavily spray the cookie sheets since we don't usually have cornmeal on hand. Place your shaped dough on the cookie sheets. Your dough is now ready to be adorned with any toppings you wish. Cook the pizza for 15 minutes in an oven heated to 425 degrees. ENJOY!!!

*I like to make my own sauce by simply using tomato sauce sprinkled with Italian seasoning...if any one has a better recipe please do share! =) We love to top ours with a good mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage, pepperoni, red onions, olives and the occasional green bell pepper. A simple pepperoni or Hawaiian style pizza is yummo too.

1 comment:

ashley said...

This looks oh-SO-yummy!!!! I know what I'll be making for dinner tomorrow night!