Friday, August 21, 2009

Home Made Pizza

Who doesn't love home made Pizza? Ya that's right we all do, I got this recipe for pizza dough from my sister and we use it all the time, it is simple and yummy. I usually double this recipe and it will make a pizza that fits in a sided cookie sheet, we love pizza.

Neapolitan Pizza Dough
1 1/2 tsp yeast
1/4c lukewarm water
1t plus 1 1/2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
1/2c Cold Water
1 2/3c Flour( I use half whole wheat half white)
3/4 tsp Sea Salt

1. In a large mixing bowl, stir yeast into the warm water. Let stand fro 5 minutes until it is creamy. Stir in the olive oil and cold water.
2. Add Flour; mix and then knead until well blended.
3. Put in a gallon size ziploc bag( spray it with pam) then set on counter for 45 minutes to 1 hr or put outside in the warm weather for 20 minutes.
When you are ready to cook it and it has risen significantly. Roll out dough or place in greased pan and press to the edges with your fingers until even and flat. Add toppings of your choice. Bake in the oven at 400 for 15-20 minutes
There are so many ways you can personalize your pizza the sky is the limit!! We usually do the marinera instead of pizza sauce(high fructose corn syrup) and then use 100% Mozzarella cheese, Grated parmesian cheese and pepperoni. Sometimes, like this week for instance, I will do a chicken alfredo pizza.