04 February 2009

Pizza Night!

Update:  I started dividing the dough into 4 pieces.  Each nicely makes a "hand tossed" 9" pizza in a pie pan.  We each get our own and the dough, once pre-baked, freezes really nicely.

You know how whenever you come across a recipe that claims to be the "world's best _________" (fill in the blank) you just sit there and chuckle to yourself a little? I usually pass those by. They'll be really difficult and time consuming to make or have some sort of weird ingredient that you will never be able to find where you live.

I found one of those the other day. Mitch's Basic Pizza Dough. He claims it's the world's best!

Here is the recipe:

Basic Pizza Dough
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Prepare dough as you would any bread recipe, either by hand, using a mixer or in a bread machine set to dough cycle.

After your first rise, divide dough into 2-4 balls depending on how big of a pizza you will be making.  Let rise once more then roll out to your desired size and shape.

I like to to pre-bake it at 425 for 10 min, then put my toppings on and bake for 15 min or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.

The dough had a nice flavor and was crispy-chewy. Very good dough that would be easy to add spices to for different flavors.

If you are a Pizza Night family like we are, try this dough. I don't know if it's the "world's best" but I do know you won't be disappointed. :D

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