Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pizza Crust

I have been trying to make my own pizza since we first got married. I never had much luck with the dough. It would either burn or it wouldn't cook all the way through. I gave up and would buy the pre-baked crusts but they were not really good. After I got my kitchen-aid mixer and started making bread, I thought I could give it a try again. I searched the Internet and found two recipes which were very similar and combined the two. It has worked perfectly every time!

1 c warm water
1 T honey
2 1/4 t yeast
2 3/4 c flour
1 t salt
2 T olive oil

-Mix first 3 ingredients and let the yeast rise
-In mixer bowl combine remaining ingredients and add yeast mix
-knead with dough hook on the lowest setting for 5 min.
-Oil bowl and let rise in warm spot for 1 hour
-Divide dough into 2, roll out, add toppings, bake @ 475 for 10 min each
-Makes 2 pizzas

You can use white or wheat flour or any combination of the two. Some of our favorite toppings are: tomato with basil and goat cheese, pineapple with olive, and zucchini with corn (It's delicious I promise). I also like to sneak spinach in by layering some down on top of the red sauce before I put the cheese on.


paul and mona said...

that not only looks good, but doesnt look to hard. i will have to give it a try. pizza sounds really good right now.
my favorite toppings are gorgonzolla and garlic....

Grama Peechee said...

Michele, thanks for putting this up (finally - ha ha) The pizza was fantastic last night! I can't wait to try this - Mom

michele cabiness said...

my favorite pizza EVER was the pear and gorgonzolla from California Pizza Kitchen but they stopped making it. I'll have to try to make it sometime.