29.10.08

Recipes

So I wanted to go ahead and post my pizza recipes since I made it again today and for some reason I am feeling like recipe hunting. Does anyone else ever do that? Sometimes I do it to find a recipe that uses what I already have in my house but then other times I do it because I like to try new things.

Anyway, here is the crust recipe.

3 cups of flour (more or less as needed)
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 TBS sugar or honey
2 TBS yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 TBS olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp oregano

The first thing I do is mix the sugar and the warm water. Once dissolved I add the yeast to let it proof. I put all of the dry ingredients including the cheese in my kitchenaid mixer and mix till combined. I add the yeast mixture and the olive oil and then let my bread hook do the rest. I start with 3 cups of flour and usually end up adding a bit more so the dough isn't too sticky. After I get the right consistency I let it "knead" in the mixer for 5-10 minutes. Then I cover it and let it rise right in the same bowl. I punch it down and let it rise again but if you are in a hurry then you can use it after the first rise. Split the dough into two equal portions and roll out on a clean floured surface. Bake on a pizza pan for 10-15 minutes on 350. Then add the sauce, cheese and toppings and bake again for 10-20 minutes. Right before the pizza is done I like to turn on my broiler to low and let it brown the crust and the cheese for no longer than 3 minutes. Be careful or it will burn super easy. I put the other partially baked crust right in my freezer on the pan. Then I can use it within the next week super easy. Good luck!

Here is the best pizza sauce recipe but I have been making bbq chicken lately with store bought sauce so its up to you. Traditional red sauce, bbq, alfredo? Whatever you want.

1 6oz can of tomato paste
6 ounces warm water
3 TBS Parmesan
1 tsp minced garlic (I have totally used garlic powder in its place)
2 TBS honey (I have used sugar in it's place but only use 1 TBS)
3/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp marjoram
1/4 tsp basil
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp dried red pepper flakes
salt to taste

Combine all the ingredients and let sit for a half hour for the flavors to blend. This sometimes covers two pizzas so I just store the leftover half in a tupperware in the fridge till I need it again. This sauce is super duper delicious. Way better than just regular pasta sauce.

Last little tidbit. If you decide to make a bbq chicken pizza make sure to use red onion, green onion and diced fresh garlic. I know it sounds "oniony" and you will need a whole tin of altoids after but it is the perfect combo with the bbq sauce.

Now excuse me while I go and finish my own bbq chicken pizza!

6 comments:

Summer said...

Oh yummy. Can you pick up your adorable pudgy self and come on up to Provo to make me some?? Sounds delish. You are such a good little Betty Crocker wife. :)

KaSs MiLeS said...

oh I'm far too lazy for that! you're a champ, i'd rather just heat up a frozen deal.

Kat Clark said...

I swear it's really easy and really tastey! Worth it, I promise!

Kelli and/or Kyle said...

Really easy definitely only entails frozen pizza or delivery.

Jene and Megan said...

Wow, when you said you made homemade pizza I didn't know you meant the crust and all! I am a little ashamed to admit it but I've never made my crust from scratch...I'm definitely going to have to try this out!!

Camille said...

YUM!! This has got way more flavor than our recipe. We'll give it a try! The next recipe you should post is that cookie recipe you made when we had tacos at your house. :)

Also, I vote for buying one pair of jeans to wear when you have to leave the house and break out the comfy stuff for home. That outfit for launch sounds awful! I'm so sorry!