Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pizza Dough by Susan

Okay, it's officially time to start in with our pizza recipes and ideas.

Here's Susan's take on pizza!

Pizza is a favorite treat for our family. We love pizza, but the cost alone can kill our food budget. Anytime I fix roasted lemon pepper chicken, sausage, or ham, I am able to set aside some meat to freeze for when I do make pizza.....I then have my meat toppings.

Having a good pizza dough recipe is important....and this is a great recipe.

Pizza Dough by Susan
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
1/2 teasp salt
2 tsp olive oil
2 1/2-3 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Directions-dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed bowl. Add salt, olive oil, and 2 1/2 cups flour. Mix until well blended. Add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough forms a ball and cleans sides of bowl. Turn out onto floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Place dough in greased bowl, turning once to grease sides. Cover, let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Brush a 14 inch pizza pan with oil, sprinkle with cornmeal. Press dough across bottom of pan, forming a collar around edge to hold filling. Top with desired fillings. Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!!......I also like to use a large heart shape cake pan to make my pizzas....the family loves the shape of a heart pizza.♥.

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