Monday, November 11, 2013

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!!!!

Dough Ingredients 
1 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Envelope Pizza Yeast
1 1/2 Teaspoons Sugar
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
2/3 Cup Very Warm Tap Water
3 Tablesppons Oil

Pizza Toppings
Pizza Seasoning
Pizza Sauce
Mozzarella Cheese

The Ingredients 

Step 1:  Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit

Step 2:  Combine one (1) cup flour, package of yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.  Followed by water and oil.  

Step 3:  When it comes time to mix it all together you're going to need to set 1/2 cup of flour aside.  You're going to use this as you blend everything together.  So as you blend slowly pour in that 1/2 cup of flour.  Be careful with this because pizza dough becomes sticky and has a tendency to get stuck on the stirrers and slowly work its way up.  I've learned the best thing to do is to barely let the stirrers touch the bottom of the mixing bowl.

After you have mixed your ingredients you should have something like what you see in the middle.  I guess you can say it's a "ball."

Step 4:  Put a nice handful of flour on a clean counter top and place dough ball out.

Step 5:  You're going to knead the dough out so when it's time to place it on a pizza pan you're not having to stretch it out too much.

Step 6:  With floured hands you're going to spread the dough out on a greased pan.

Spreading the dough out.  Sometimes the dough will start to "snap back"  from the edges so you may have to spread it over the edge of the pan.

Step 7:  I like to some butter and pizza seasoning mix to spread on my dough.  Then evenly distribute a jar of pizza sauce*, package of mozzarella cheese, and pepperonis on my dough .

* I added some Sriracha Sauce to my pizza sauce for a little kick.  Try it out if you like spicy food.

Add water ingredients you like but I keep it simple.

Step 8:  Place your pizza on the bottom rack and let it cook for about 13 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is brown.

Finished Product

Until next time!!!!

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