Friday, January 25, 2008
What's better than home-made pizza? Really.
I have found a great recipe for crust. You can make it with all whole-wheat flour or do half and half. Either way, it's a great crust.
1 (.25) package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 450. In a medium bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
2. Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.
3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan or baker's peel dusted with cornmeal. Spread with desired toppings and bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.
We usually turn our pizzas into chicken pizzas. I spread a thin layer of EVOO on the crust and then put a layer of cooked, shredded chicken, green peppers, mushrooms, olives, fresh tomatoes, and cheese. It tastes great and is good for you!