Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lisa's Pizza!!

This recipe is from "Simply Recipes" I always double this and it fits fine in my mixing bowl.
1 1/2 c. warm water ( 105 - 115 )
1pk. ( 2 1/4 teaspoons ) of active dry yeast
3 1/2 c. bread flour ( you can use all purpose flour )
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 teas. salt
2 teas. sugar

1. In large mixer bowl add the warm water. Sprinkle on the yeast and let sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is dissolved. Stir to dissolve completely if needed at the end of 5 minutes
2. Mix in olive oil, flour, salt,and sugar on low speed for about a minute. The knead using the mixer and dough hook on low to medium speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. If dough seems a little too wet sprinkle on a bit more flour.
3. Place ball of dough in a bowl that has been coated with the oil. Cover with plastic wrap. Let sit in a warm doubles in size about 1 1/2 hours. Several hours longer, a longer rise will improve flavor. At this point you can freeze or put dough in fridge over night until needed. If you are chilling the dough, make sure you give your self time for the dough to warm and rise again before you need to use it.
Remove the dough and punch down. Divide to form two balls. Place each in into own oiled bowl, cover and let sit for 10 minutes.

Prepare toppings
Roll out dough, lightly sprinkle pizza peel or flat baking sheet with corn meal add pizza dough and add toppings. If you are cooking in an oven, use a pizza stone and cook at 450 to 475. Heat stone before adding pizza take about 10 to 15 minutes to cook the pizza

Fun Pizza ideas
MeditarianPizza: Olive oil, garlic, feta olives, red onions, fresh basil, tomatoes, feta cheese
White Pizza: Cream Fresh or Alfredo sauce, garlic, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, mozzarella cheese
Traditional: Marinara sauce, pepperoni, sausage, olives, bell peppers, mozzarella cheese
BBQ Chicken: BBQ sauce, chicken, pepper chines, mozzarella cheese
Vegi: Olive oil, garlic, spinach, tomatoes, onions, artichoke hearts, olives, fresh basil

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