Thursday, June 11, 2009

Homemade Pizza

I've been wanting to make pizza for a while but I've been too much of a wuss to try. Well after my BF failed to convince me that frozen chicken pot pies were appetizing, I decided to give it a shot. For a first attempt, this was DELICIOUS! I adapted the recipe for the dough from this recipe at RecipeZaar. Even my BF loved it ^_^

Pizza Dough

1-1/2 cups water
2 tsp sugar
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp cornmeal
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 tsp oregano
1-1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Add ingredients (except for cornmeal) to machine bread pan in order as per manufacturer's instructions. Set to "Dough" cycle. Lightly grease one 9 x 13-inch pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. When the dough cycle is complete, roll out dough and place in pan. With a fork, pierce the dough a few times towards the middle of the pan. Here you can brush it with olive oil or butter. Let rest in pans for 10-15 minutes. Bake at 400°F for 8 minutes to set the crust (this will make the crust cook evenly with your toppings). Add toppings of your choice (I used Chef Boyardee pizza sauce, mozzarella and fresh mushrooms). Bake at 400°F until done (approximately 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of toppings).

Note: I thought the crust was a little too thick. Next time, I think I'll make 2 crusts and freeze one after I bake it for 8 minutes.

~ adapted from RecipeZaar


Lucy Marie said...

Yum! Homemade pizza is the best. It looks delish.

Taryn said...

I have my eye on some pizza soon. I will have to remember this.

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