Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pizza!



Everyone loves pizza right? Well, if you don’t then too bad. Actually I don’t really either … unless it has a super crunchy crust! Like the one I made. We actually grilled the pizza on a pizza stone to give it a nice crunchy crust. We made the dough the night before, and turned it into pizza for dinner! The dough is really good, and actually doesn’t take too much work. We have a garden, so we used fresh herbs and tomatoes! (Actually…our tomatoes are kinda dying..but that’s a diff story.) The picture is of my brother’s pizza. (He chose tomato, mozz, tomato, and pepperoni)

Pizza Dough

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour, plus more for dusting
3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
2 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil.

Preparation
1.Using a hand whisk, combine the flours, yeast and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. 2. Switch to a wooden spoon and stir in 1 1/2 cups cold water and olive oil until a rough dough forms.
3. Set the bowl on the mixer and, using the paddle attachment, mix on low speed for 1 minute. Increase the speed to high and beat for 4 to 6 minutes, until it becomes a wet and vaguely menacing mass. (If it forms into a ball, lower the mixer speed to medium-high. If not, stop the mixer to scrape down the sides once.)
4. Scrape and pour the dough onto a heavily floured work surface. Keeping your fingers, the countertop and the dough well floured, fold one dough end over the other so that half the floured underside covers the rest of the dough. Let rest for 10 minutes.
5. Cut the dough into 2 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth ball. Place each ball on a well-oiled plate, generously dust with flour and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise until it is at least doubled in size, about 3 hours.
4. Punch the dough balls down, shape into rounds and place each in a quart-size freezer bag. Refrigerate dough between 1 and 24 hours. Makes 2 balls.


lookit the oil! there's soooo much..but it's soooo tasty!

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