Sunday, August 8, 2010

pizza dough

This is my kid's favorite meal and I love it because it is super easy. Once you make the crust you can pretty much put anything on you want. Sometimes I roll out the dough bigger than the pan and put cheese along the edges then roll the dough over the cheese. Zac loves this. Usually I use cheese sticks because I am lazy...turns out really yummy.

Pizza Crust:
1 Tbsp. yeast
1 Cup warm water
1 tsp. sugar
3 Cups flour
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese

In small bowl or cup combine yeast, warm water, and sugar. Then mix and set aside. In large mixing bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Then add yeast mixture and stir as much as possible with a spoon. Kneed the dough by hand until smooth. Roll out and layer with any toppings you wish. In the pizza above I had rolled out the dough bigger then the stone and put cheese into the crust. Usually the crust is not so thick. The longer you let the dough sit on the stone the more thick your crust will be. I prefer the thin crust...so I throw it into the oven fast.
Bake at 325 for 13 minutes - I usually broil it for 1-2 minutes just to make it crispy on the top.
You don't have to use a pizza stone but I really do think my pizza crust has improved since I started using one. Yes, it is a Pampered Chef. I love it!

1 comment:

Atrena & Jefferson said...

This was awesome! So good we made Pizza twice this week! The second time we made BBQ Chicken Pizza and loved it! We used Sweet Baby Rays Sweet & Spicy BBQ for the sauce, then Grilled chicken, red onion and half with jalapeno and topped with lots of Mozz cheese of course!

Thanks Joy for the great recipe!