Pizza Night


Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 10:22 am
By: News 9


INGREDIENTS:
Pizza Dough Recipe

2 teaspoon yeast

1 ¼ cup warm water

1 ½ teaspoon sugar

3 ½ cup flour

2 tablespoon and 2 teaspoon salt

¼ cup olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

In a small bowl, mix together the yeast, water and sugar. Allow to sit 10 minutes or until foamy on top. (This means the yeast is active)

In a stand mixer using the dough hook attachment, mix together the flour and salt. Once yeast mixture is ready add in ¼ cup olive oil. Add liquid mixture to flour and mix together till a ball forms. Remove from the mixer and place into a lightly oiled bowl (I use olive oil). Turn the dough ball around in the bowl till shiny with oil. Place a towel over bowl and allow to rise in a warm spot for about 1 ½ hours or until double in size. Punch down and cut into 4th's or 6th's for personal size pizza.

To cook pizza: Preheat oven to 400 degrees with pizza stone inside. Dress pizza with your favorite toppings and bake 15-20 minutes or until dough is crispy and cheese is melted.

Favorite Combinations:

Breakfast pizza
Garlic olive oil
Prosciutto
Mushrooms
2 eggs (placed on top raw after 10 minutes of baking)
Fresh Parmesan

Pesto Pizza
Pesto
Fresh mozzarella
Arugula
Shaved parmesan
Sausage Pizza
Sausage
Red onions
Mushrooms

White Pizza
Herb and cheese Cooking Crème
Tomato
Mozzarella
Basil

Caprese
Pesto
Fresh mozzarella
Fresh tomatoes
Arugula
Shaved parmesan
Balsamic glaze

See more recipes on Caryn Ross' website