Thursday, February 12, 2009
Home made Pizza
Pizza is the very favorite food of our family. I think we have it two times per week. Here is the recipe from Steph of Everyday Miracles. Steph just brought Grace home from China. Grace was an older child. She waited for a very long time to find a family. I prayed for this child, and I'm so glad she is in a really good home.
Our Favorite Pizza
3 ½ C Unbleached Flour
1 T yeast (instant)
¾ tsp salt
Combine the first 3 items and stir thoroughly. In a smaller bowl, stir together the wet ingredients. Add wet to dry and mix at medium speed until elastic, about 5 minutes.
1 ¼ C hot water
2 tsp honey
1 T olive oil
Add wet to dry and mix at medium speed until elastic, about 5 minutes.
If dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
Turn out dough onto a floured surface and knead. Shape into a ball and invert a bowl over the dough and let rise until double. About 30 minutes, depending on the temperature. Punch down and let rest 10 minutes while you prepare you pizza pans.
2 small cans tomato sauce (season with Italian herbs and garlic powder plus some red pepper flakes if you like some spice)
1 lb. mozzarella cheese
Pepperoni, sausage, ham, etc.
Olives, green peppers, mushrooms, onions (sautéed a bit)
Bake at 425’-450’ until the crust is brown but the cheese isn’t too dark.