Tuesday, May 18, 2010

pizza dough

As requested, here is my pizza dough recipe. It is so simple and I think a fine crust indeed. You can use any type of flour you want, I like whole wheat pastry flour because of its fineness and of course better for you than white. I buy it from bulk bins in the health food section of stores.

3/4 c water, warmed to 110 or so, the pinky test says the water should feel the same as the air on the pinky finger
 1 packet of yeast. 
1 teaspoon sugar 
1 3/4 c flour
1/2  to 1 tablespoon salt depending on how salty you like it. I think a whole tablespoon is too salty.              

Mix the yeast ,warm water, and sugar together and wait for the yeast to foam up, about ten minutes. Then mix in flour and salt. Mix. Turn the dough onto a floured surface knead a few times and roll out, using flour as needed. Oil a baking sheet, I use a 12" x 17" baking sheet, which fits the dough perfectly Put your dough on the oiled pan, you can fold the dough in half to make the transfer easier, and lightly oil the dough. Now this is your time to shine and be yourself, put whatever you can dream up on, there's a world of ingredients out there, I love meatlovers, now get crazy and follow your heart, and always be true to yourself and your heart, and the children of the world.