Sunday, February 6, 2011

Homeade Pizza

One of our favorite things to eat is pizza and despite the amazing choices we have in Chicago, I wanted to try to make my own. I found a simple recipe online and added some of my own style to it. Pizza is a great anytime meal and now that I know how to make my own I'll be using it more often!

Pizza Dough Recipe
1 active dry yeast pack (.25 oz.)
3/4 cup hot water
2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

In a small bowl combine the yeast and hot water. Let dissolve for 10 minutes. In a separate bowl combine bread flour, olive oil, salt, sugar and garlic. Add in yeast mixture and mix until well combined. Cover and let rise for at least 30 minutes.

You can make your own sauce or use a marinara sauce like I do. Add toppings and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Dough Tip: As a working gal, I'll often make the dough the night before and let rise in the refrigerator over night.

Topping Tip: Some of our favorite toppings are: mushrooms, onion, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes and basil. (As you can tell, we are a big into veggies).

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Finished materpiece, let's eat!

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