18 November 2008

Another food post

So much to catch up on now that Mom is back in Blythe. Going to start with an easy one. More food! We made dutch oven pizza (16 inch, of course) for dinner Sunday night. Just a basic pepperoni pizza in the dutch oven for everyone to share and then DIY pizzas in the regular oven to take home (the Sister Missionaries were over again).
Anyway, the first batch of pizza dough wasn't turning out too great, so I made an extra, and we ended up with Pizza Hut in our kitchen before the night was over.

I finally found/devised a pizza crust recipe that's a keeper.

Forgiving Pizza Dough

3 tsp yeast

2 tsp sugar

2 cups warm water

Mix together and let sit until creamy, about 10 minutes.

Add in the following:

4 Tbs olive oil

2 tsp salt

2 shakes garlic powder

2 shakes italian seasoning

3 cups flour

Knead in another 1/2 to 1 cup flour as needed to make a nice dough. Let dough rest for about 5-10 minutes, then roll out your crusts. If you're making a bunch of DIY pizzas it works great to roll them out ahead and stack with wax paper in between.

Other recipes I've used were too yeasty and the crusts turned out too fluffy. This dough was perfect. Even the last batch didn't rise too much. That's why I called it "forgiving." Your timing doesn't have to be perfect.


Anonymous said...

That looks so good! The recipe looks very promising. Just had pizza here so it'll be a bit before we can try it, but we're looking forward to it.

Ashley said...

man, those pizzas look so good!

Jamie said...

Aaron has been telling me I need to try dutch oven pizzas sometime. Those do look good!