Monday, October 11, 2010

hitting the spot | nappanee photographer

lately, this has been a weekly necessity at our house...

i'll let you in on a secret: normally on sunday, i cheat like crazy.
i make sure i have frozen pizza in the freezer.

quick & easy.
no work for me.

but i got this idea to try homemade pizza, once again. i've tried it many times over the years. when i was a kid, the only pizza we had was homemade. homemade from the box kits you used to be able to get at the store.

can you still get those?

in the past, i can't say i thought homemade pizza was the best; but right now, my family seems to think this is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

it's our new sunday thing.

want the recipe for my pizza dough?
it's super-easy & fast. no rising. no kneading.

you will like it, i promise

homemade pizza dough

1 pkg. active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp. yeast)
1 c. warm water 110 degrees
2 Tbs. olive oil
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 heaping tsp. sugar

mix yeast in warm water until dissolved. add olive oil.
mix 2 c. flour with salt & sugar. add all at once to liquid ingredients.
with mixer & dough hook attached, blend on speed 2 (low) till about 1/2 way mixed.
add remaining 1 c. flour & continue blending on low for about 2 minutes until dough is well blended, clings to hook & cleans sides of the bowl.

spread out on pizza pans, add toppings, bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 mins. till done.

*this makes enough dough for 2 pizzas, i make mine on 12 1/2" round stones. if you try & make 1 pizza with this amount it will be super-thick. so if you like it super-thick, go for it!


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