Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pizza Dough Recipe

 Is your circadian alarm flashing this morning?  I just don't get DLST and really wish they would get rid of it.

 I tried yet another new pizza dough recipe and it is very good so I thought you might want to try it too.

 I diced a bunch of garlic and mixed it with olive oil to spread on top of the dough as a base.  If you are not a garlic lover, skip this step.

 Mix 1-3/4 C. of water with 2-1/4 tsp. of rapid rise yeast. Add 1-1/2 tsp. of salt and 2 T. of olive oil.  Add 4 C. of bread flour and knead until you have a smooth ball of dough.  Cover and let rise until doubled. Place the dough on a cornmeal covered sheet of parchment paper.

 Using your fingertips, push the dough into a circle...or as close to a circle as you can get.  Or get really crazy and press it into a rectangle.  You only live once!

 Brush the edges with olive oil and if you are using the garlic oil, brush the middle with it.

 Spread on some sauce and top it with cheese and your favorite toppings.

 I sprinkle the top with grated Parmesan just before it goes into the oven.

Bake it for about 12 minutes at 500 degrees.  You can top it with fresh basil leaves when you remove it from the oven for added taste.  BTW...your puppy might like a bit of this crust!  I know mine does.