05 June 2009


Today's Menu


Our family loves pizza and we like to make it at home. This dough recipe is my never fail... doughs are not my strong point! This one has never gone wrong. We have taken a portion and made garlic bread sticks, and numerous varieties of pizza flavors. I am going to use this next time I make the Bacon Cheeseburger Roll-up.

The Recipe

E-A-S-Y Pizza Dough
Note: never make yeast dough in a metal bowl or with metal utensils. It retards the yeast growth.
  • 1 pk active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c warm water and 1 c water - separated (105-115 degree, no more)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 T light oil, plus extra to coat rising bowl.
  1. Dissolve sugar in 1/2 c water and add yeast while warm.
  2. Set Aside for 5 minutes. It will "grow".
  3. Sift flour and salt together into large bowl.
  4. Make a well in center of the dry mixture and pour the additional water, oil, and yeast mixture into the well.
  5. Stir until it begins to form a ball, then turn onto a clean light;y floured surface.
  6. Knead for 4-5 minuted turning repeatedly.
  7. Lightly oil the dough and inside of a clean glass bowl.
  8. Put dough ball inside the bowl,cover with a warm towel, and set in a warm place until doubled. About an hour.
  9. You can use the dough at this point, but for a more developed texture and flavor, punch it down, reshape into a ball, and let it rise again.
  10. You can refrigerate or freeze the dough at this point.
  11. Divide into 1-3 balls depending on the size of your pizza and the thickness you want the crust.
  12. Sprinkle pizza sheets with corn meal for a little crunch and roll out your dough onto the pan. "Pock" and pre-bake for 5-7 minutes. Add your choice of pre-cooked toppings and cheese and bake again until cheese is bubbly and browned.

This meal we made a 4 cheese (colby, jack, mozzarella, and cheddar with Italian seasoning blend over sauce) and it was YUMMY! And also a Chicken Bacon Alfredo (cut up chicken and bacon, browned/drained, and a partial jar of store bought Alfredo sauce lightly simmered till it thickens.. top with above cheese blend.)

Sorry I didn't get any pics.. 4 adults, 5 kids, and 2 dogs here that night.. it was a madhouse, lol!

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