Friday, July 3, 2009

I make a MEAN PIZZA!

When you hear homemade pizza you don't think

"oh yum! I'm SO glad we're NOT getting delivery!"

But my pizza?
Well, who needs delivery?!

And it ain't no Delissio!

I remember my brother whining one time when I mentioned
that I had made homemade pizza for dinner,
until he tried it.

Let's just say he ATE his words.


Would you like my recipe to try it out yourself?

Well you'll need a BREADMAKER.

I know you can do it without--
I just don't know how to convert it.
If you figure it out,
let me know.

You see,
my pizza dough recipe belongs to Black and Decker
(it was a recipe from my machine cookbook)

But I think I do it just right to achieve the ultimate in
thin crust yumminess.

Basic Dough Recipe:

1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp margarine
4 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp breadmaker yeast

Put them in the bread maker in the order written.
Be sure the yeast does not touch the water.
Set machine on dough setting.

Wait around for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Take dough out and cut in half.

yes, I said in half.

This recipe will make two 16" thin crust pizzas.

What do you do with the leftover dough?

put it in a freezer bag and freeze it.
(it thaws in about 2 hours on the counter)

Want a thicker crust?

Use all the dough.
Or make a smaller pizza.

Shape dough into a round ball.

Roll out dough on a slightly floured surface
with a floured rolling pin.

Transfer to a 14" - 16" pizza pan.

Tug gently to the side, pinching up the dough to form a crust
against the lip of the pan.

Spread 1/2 cup pizza sauce onto base,
or more to taste.

Sprinkle with 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella.

Decorate as desired.
This is where my 4 year old gets in on the action.

Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes.

Down to the last crumb!


Heather said...

Looks delicious Kelly!! I too make my own pizza - I use a stone and it makes the crust perfect - my Dad believe it or not still makes the best pizza ever!!! Last week we made pizza on the BBQ - yum!!!

Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co. said...

Wow- i have tried to make my fair share of pizzas and they always fail. I am 100% trying this recipe instead- look at that sexy pizza you made!!

krissybizz said...

Kelly - wish I had a breadmaker! Looks so good!

sewtakeahike said...

oh wow!!! Your pizza is making my mouth water! There's nothing like a good piece of pepperoni pizza for sure!

SophiaAster said...

Mmmmm. Delish! I hope someone figures out how to make this without the bread maker so I can try it!

Miller Racing Family said...

That looks so wonderful. Can you ship me a slice?