Friday, July 8, 2011

Foodie Friday-Pizza Edition

In addition to crafting, sewing (which is still crafting), and dancing (I'm really into zumba right now) I love to cook-and bake.  Hubby and I are addicted to food shows-MasterChef, The Next Food Network Star and Hell's Kitchen-just to name a few.  Back in June, my mom, sis-in-law and I went on a weekend Scrap Retreat (post coming soon) and while there, four wonderful ladies cooked every meal for us-I know, right?  One of the meals was homemade pizza. We just love making pizza around here because the kids get to choose what to put on it and that means they eat it all!!  The crust recipe that was used is so easy and very yummy-hubby said it tasted restraunt quality.  Here is the finished pie (well, what's left of it):

(this pic was actually taken at the retreat. I cook mine on a pizza stone which makes the bottom perfectly brown and crispy)

And, here's the recipe (your welcome)!

Crust:
1pkg highly active yeast (2 ¼ tsp)
1tsp sugar
1 cup very warm water
2 1/2cup bread flour ( or add one Tablespoon vital Wheat Gluten to reg flour)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt

Put yeast, sugar & water in bowl and let it sit for about 10 min until it's creamy. Then mix in the rest of the ingredients & mix until it's nice & smooth. Then form a ball & let it sit for about 5 min. Then roll it out onto pizza pan. Cover with sauce (recipe below), toppings & bake @ 450 for 15-20min.

Sauce:
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano
Pinch of garlic salt
(I add Italian seasoning)

Mix all ingredients then top pizza, no need to heat or let it sit.



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1 comment:

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Thanks so much for linking this up to Fab Friday. I'm terrified of yeast, but this pizza looks so delicious - maybe I could give it a try!?!

Warmly, Michelle