Friday, January 29, 2010

Pizza Dough!!!

Alright, speaking of all things dough... I overcame my pizza dough phobia thanks to my recent bread making extravaganza. And it wasn't a big deal at all! I found a recipe that went something like this:
Combine 1 pkg. yeast, 1 tsp sugar & 1 Cup warm water in a bowl. Stir gently to get the yeast to dissolve, then let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it gets kind of foamy.
Then add 2 Tbs Olive oil and 3 cups of flour - little by little - until combined.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth & elastic.
Then put into a clean, oiled bowl and cover with a towel. Let rise for about an hour until doubled.
Then divide into 3 equal pieces and let rest another 5 minutes.
Roll out into 12 inch circles and do your thing from there!
Bake in a 400 oven till crispy.

I did one tonight with olive oil, pears, carmelized onions, bacon & gorgonzola cheese - my favorite combo!! It was so good, even my bad dog managed to hijack the last two pieces off of the table when we weren't looking. So much for leftovers..
Anyway, if you think it's too complicated or time consuming to make your own dough, just give this a try. It's super cheap & all you need is a spare hour & you will have pizza to rival C.P.K's!

1 comment:

  1. We had pizza the night before last! Isn't it easy once that dough thing is working! And SO delicious.