Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pizza Dough

My father-in-law made pizza every Friday night for his family. I love this. I love having a night of the week that we know what to expect and so we try to continue this tradition by having a family night every Friday... complete with pizza and a movie.

Simple Recipe:
2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 Cup warm water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 to 3 Cups of all-purpose flour
3 Tablespoons olive oil

Mix together yeast & water together and wait about 10 minutes for yeast to activate. Add salt, oregano and garlic powder. Then add flour in little by little mixing dough into a nice elastic ball shape dough. Cover and let sit in oiled bowl for 20 - 30 minutes to rise.  On a floured surface work dough into the shape you of pizza you like. Let rise another 10 minutes or so. Brush crust with olive oil.  Bake 425 for 10  minutes. Remove from oven and add whatever sauce, cheese and topping you like. Bake another 10 minutes. I usually broil my pizzas for about 5 minutes at the end to get the cheese all nice and bubbly.  Enjoy!

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