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Thursday, February 24, 2011


Last night seemed like a good night for pizza. I have been working on this recipe for awhile now. It doesn't take much longer to prepare than ordering delivery and it is so much better.Not low fat or much healthier than the other stuff but it sure beats cardboard frozen pizza and you know what goes into it.

Pizza dough
1 and1/3 cup warm water(not over 120 as it will kill the yeast)
1/4c dried milk
1/2tsp sea salt
2c. white flour
2c. whole wheat flour
2tbl.olive oil
2tbl butter melted
3/4cup olive oil
1pkg yeast
1tbl sugar

3 9" cake pans

Put water,yeast,sugar,salt,and milk in a large mixing bowl mix and let rest for 3min. Add oil and stir. Add flour and mix until dough forms a ball. Flour a spot and knead the dough till it becomes elastic (about 5-10min).
Separate into 3 balls and roll out 3 9" circles. If your good this is where the chef throws the dough up and spins it. I use a rolling pin. Pour 1/4 cup of the oil into the bottom of each pan making sure it covers the bottom.Press your dough circle in the bottom to fit. Place the pans in a warm place to rise for about 1 hr.
When the dough has risen brush the outside crust with your melted butter. I also use some garlic on the out side crust.

Pre heat oven to 475
Spread 1/3cup sauce or less depending how much sauce you like. I use commercial spaghetti sauce and save whats left in the refrigerator for something else.add Cheese and toppings.
Place in the preheated oven until the crust begins to brown usually about 10min but watch it as it is a hot oven.

I dont cook all three as one of these with a salad is a meal for 2. The other two are covered and placed in the freezer to be cooked and eaten at a later date. These are compareable to the rising crust pizzas but better. When you are ready to cook the frozen pizzas cook in a preheated oven at 400 for about 20min.

Sounds like alot of work but really is not. Takes about an hour and 15min start to finish and an hour of that is rising.


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