Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Homemade Pizza Dough




Michael making a BBQ chicken pizza. He uses BBQ sauce instead of tomato sauce and tops it with sliced grilled chicken, red onions and shredded cheddar cheese. Yum, yum, yum!



Yes, we make our own pizza dough. No, we are not professional pizza makers. Making your own pizza dough is actually easier than you may think! Give it a try...you'll be surprised!


Ingredients:

1 1/3 cup of warm-to-hot water (about 100 degrees F)
2 1/4 teaspoons of dry active yeast (1 packet)
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of salt
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 1/2 cups of flour


Kitchen Essentials:

KitchenAid Mixer with Flat Beater Attachment
Measuring cups and spoons

Large cutting board

Rolling bin


Directions:

In the stand mixer, mix the yeast with the warm water. Allow for the yeast and water to sit for a few minutes in order to activate the yeast. Make sure the dough hook is on the mixer and turn it on low. Add the sugar, salt and olive oil and then begin to slowly incorporate the flour in half-cup increments until all 3 ½ cups are added. Once completely mixed, allow the dough to sit for about 30 minutes covered with a clean kitchen towel to give it a chance to rise.

Dust a large cutting board or clean surface with flour and roll out the dough into your desired shape. Add toppings and bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 20-40 minutes, depending on how thick the dough is.

Michael's Tip: To make a flavorful dough, simply add two sprigs of chopped up rosemary into the dough.

2 comments:

  1. I make home made dough all the time, it's so easy once you get past your fear! I used to be so scared of yeast, what if I kill it, what if the dough doesn't rise, etc....

    I'm so glad I got past that! It's so much more fun to make pizza on your own!

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  2. We agree!! We love being able to control what is added to our pizza and changing them up every time.

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