Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Magic Pizza

You wouldn't believe how easy this is to make, and so delicious.

1 package (1 Tbsp) dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups warm (not hot!) water
2 Tablespoons sugar
5 to 6 cups of flour

In a large bowl, combine yeast, salt, water, sugar and 5 cups of the flour. Knead dough on a floured surface, adding flour until dough is elastic but not too dry.

Let rise in an oiled bowl until doubled. TIP: The best way to allow this dough to rise quickly is to place the dough in an oiled bowl, then place that bowl in an even larger bowl filled maybe 3/4 of the way with hot water. Cover with two teatowels and allow to set for approximately an hour. The dough should have risen up to the teatowels after an hour or so.

While you are allowing the dough to rise, preheat oven to 450 degrees because the oven should be very well heated for at least half an hour before the pizza is introduced.

After rolling out the pizza dough and adding the desired ingredients, bake the pizza for 10 minutes or until the crust edges are golden and the cheese looks well melted.

Yield: 2 pizzas.

If you choose to only make one pizza, you can put the remainder in Saran Wrap and freeze it until later. To thaw, set out in the refrigerator on the morning of the day you want to use it, and it will be ready to roll out and bake for that night's dinner.

1 comment:

  1. I rise this dough by placing it in an oiled bowl and covering it with a towel and then placing it in a 200 degree oven for about 45 minutes....