Saturday, May 24, 2008

That's Amore

Monday night was Pizza night at the Hollingshead residence. For the crust, I used a basic dough recipe I got from my mom (which I also use for fry scones and pita bread). For the sauce, I added some seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic salt, sugar, oregano, parsley) to a can of tomato sauce. Then, I topped it with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, onions, and green peppers--it was your pretty standard pizza.

Here's the dough recipe (my dough was a little yeasty. I'm sure it was the preparation not the recipe. Nothing a little trial and error can't correct.)

1 Tbsp yeast
1/2 cup warm water
dash of sugar

In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast and sugar into warm water. Let stand until bubbly.

In the bowl of a mixer add:

2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp. salt
4 cups flour
yeast mixture
1 cup warm water

Knead for 3-5 minutes or until dough is smooth.

Form into ball and place in greased bowl. Let rise for 30 minutes to an hour (until doubled in size).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Punch dough and divide into two equal portions. Each half will make one 16'' pizza. If there's only a couple of you, wrap one half in plastic wrap and freeze for later use (when you're ready to use it, place frozen dough in greased bowl and let thaw for 8 hours). Roll dough into a flat circle. Place on baking pan and top with ingredients.

Bake for 20 minutes.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE that you are doing this blog! I have yet to try a recipe (I am a C-L-O-D in the kitchen) but you make cooking look fun! Keep these posts up for sure, you are one talented woman! And how do you cook so well and stay so skinny?!?! Hey, will you email the links to your other blogs, somehow I lost them.

disillusioned said...

My mom "flours" the bottom of the pan with a little corn meal with that same basic recipe. Adds a little "extra" something to it! Great blog--too bad can't hire you to cook for me--he he.

Cuz Mary

Julie H. said...

looks yummy!

chanel said...

Pizza is my number one favorite food, but Martin and I have never made it ourselves. I think I am too afraid it won't be any good. When I get the courage up, I think I will try your recipe, it sounds great, and looks delicious.