Thursday, February 3, 2011

Yummy Pizza!!

One favorite around here is pizza. When ever the kids are asked what they want for dinner almost always is pizza :)

This is our favorite Recipe.....tweaked...ya know cause that is what I do ;)

The Crust:


  • 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


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
  3. 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. 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 recipe. At this point we add oregano, little garlic and parsley.
  4. 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. We always cook our crust before we put the toppings on..... just seems to work better for us :)
  5. Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.

This is the type of pizza we are going to try :)

.......'cept we will use THIS recipe for the sauce! Again....tweaked!!


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1-1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese.....we are using nutritional yeast!
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add garlic and cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. Stir in parsley and serve.

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