Saturday, May 24, 2008
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
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.