Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Recipe for Wednesday: Homemade Pizza

Here is an extremely easy, cheap, and fun meal to make!
We already had all the ingredients! All we had to do was buy some fresh basil.

1 package active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 & 2/3 cup all-purpose white flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil

1. Pour water over yeast in a small bowl, wait about 5 minutes to activate yeast. Stir to dissolve.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Fold in yeast mixture and olive oil. If dough seems too sticky, sprinkle in some flour. If the dough seems too dry, sprinkle in some water.
3. On a clean, lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 10 minutes until all the lumps are gone. Grease a large bowl with some olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl in plastic wrap.  Let the dough rise for 1 hour; your dough should double in size.
4. Back on your floured surface, roll out dough using a rolling pin.  You may need some extra flour on your rolling pin to keep the dough from sticking.  (I separated the dough in two, so we each had our own individual pizza). Put on a greased pizza pan or baking sheet and top with your favorite toppings! 
(We had pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and fresh basil: put basil on after baking) 
5. Bake at 425 F for about 8-10 minutes, or until cheese bubbles in the center.

The fun thing about this recipe is that it never has to be the same! And if you separate the dough into two, you can each make your own individual pizza with your own toppings.

B.T.W. Braden and I are now going to spend the afternoon at Bear Lake! :) I'm so excited!

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