April 10, 2011
Make Your Own Pizza...Never Order Out Again!
Once I got the hang of it, making the crust became the fun part. I added pesto, nuts, tomato, and anything I could think of. Now when I make pizza from home, I try to outdo the restaurants. I think this recipe I made on Saturday night would challenge any restaurant pizza....what do you think?
Ingredients for a Basic Pizza Crust
1 tablespoon dry yeast (little bottle in the baking section of a grocery store)
1 teaspoon sugar (they ask for superfine "caster" sugar, but I laugh in the face of rules)
1 cup lukewarm water
2.5 cups 00 flour (I have no idea what this is so I just use normal flour....ha!)
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes (I use salt....from the table)
1 tablespoon olive oil
I'm sure if you followed the rules exactly you may get a better crust...I have had no problems with the twists I have made on ingredients.
Steps to Creating Your Work of Art
In a small bowl, put the water, dry yeast, and sugar together and stir. Set aside for about 5 minutes until the yeast starts to activate and "bubble"..it also smells really ......yeasty.
Then, take a mixing bowl and mix the flour, salt, and olive oil together making a small crater in the center. Once your yeast is ready, pour in center and mix up with spoon.