Friday, March 12, 2010

Homemade Pizza


Pizza pie is an open canvas, you could go wild and top this yummy crust with anything. My pizza's are always different. This particular pie is topped with, store bought Mariana sauce, basil pesto, feta cheese, freshly grated parmesan cheese, fresh basil leaves, and Italian chicken sausage.



2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour


In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour. If you are limited on time sticking the whole bowl into a warm oven (200˙) works beautifully. Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out. Use for your favorite pizza topping recipe.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.
Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.




  1. I can't believe it! You can make pizza too?!?! Wow! I'm speechless Laura! Your talents never cease!


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