Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fool Proof Pizza Dough

A little flour and water with a pinch of yeast is probably the strongest family glue you can own. The ingredients are simple and the recipe is fool proof. Aaron called from the grocery store wanting the pizza recipe which I text messaged to his brother, Charlie. Confused, Charlie then texted me with his peanut butter and jelly sandwich recipe from first grade. (two pieces of bread, one cup jelly, one cup peanut butter)

Pizza Dough Recipe
3 1/2 cups flour 1 pkg. dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon olive oil

Dissolve yeast in warm water, set aside for five minutes. Mix flour, salt and sugar in bowl. Add the yeast mixture to center of flour, top with olive oil, knead together to form a ball. Add a tad more flour until not so sticky. Place in a buttered bowl and leave in a draft free oven to rise one hour. Punch down, let rise 30 more minutes. Divide in half and roll out to fit pizza rounds or cookie sheets. Top with pizza sauce, cheese, green peppers and onion. Bake on 350 15 minutes. Watch carefully, this is according to my oven.

1 comment:

  1. Seeing this - with the cool, fall rain pouring down outside - reminds me how nice the house smells when bread or dough is cooking... I have to get the yeast and then I'm good. Hope it turns out as nice as what I am imagining right now. :) Even half that will be wonderful. - Usually I do that short cut thing with the quick muffin stuff. This is so much better.

    Thumbs up on the PBJ recipe. Ha!

    Check out the photo I took of Gracie and the cats. I used the detail enhancement and picked up an interesting expression on one of the orbs. Gracie has an angel spark on her head. Never a dull moment.