Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dough!

Mrs. U over at Making a House a Home (http://www.makingahouseahome.blogspot.com/) asked for my pizza dough recipe. Mine comes from Bread Machine Magic by Linda Rehberg and Lois Conway ( My husband and I received this for a wedding present 14 years ago and it has proved to be one of the most used and practical gifts we recieved.)

This makes one pound of dough:

3/4 cup warm water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons yeast

I get my water measured first in a measuring cup and add my yeast and sugar to this and let it sit for about five minutes to bloom (Yeast starts to grow). Add the rest of the ingredients to your bread machine pan. Add yeast mix after bloom is achieved. I just run this on my machine's dough setting. It takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. I usually make mine in the morning and just sit the bread machine pan in the fridge after the dough is done until I'm ready to make the pizza. I usually turn out my dough on a floured surface and roll it with a pin into a circle and then transfer it to a greased pizza pan where I finish rolling/stretching it to the size I want. For whole wheat users: sub half the all-purpose flour with whole wheat. You can also sub honey for sugar.

I also consulted the book A Loaf of Bread by Gail Duff that I currently have checked out of the library. She mentions that you can turn any basic loaf dough into a pizza dough with the addition of olive oil- one to two tablespoons per pound of dough.

Basic Sauce Recipe:
1 lb. scalded, skinned, chopped tomatoes
1 small onion chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
2 tablspoons olive oil

Saute garlic and onion in olive oil until soft, add tomatoes and simmer 50 minutes until a thick puree is formed. Cool and spread on dough.

1 comment:

Mrs. U said...

YUMMMM!!! This sounds soooo good!! Thank you VERY much for sharing this! I will definitely be trying your dough VERY soon!! And the sauce... you've made that sound simple, too! I will try that as well!

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Mrs. U