pizza night

Pizza night is still going strong over here. I've had a few requests to post our go-to dough recipe, so today is your lucky day! We got this recipe from our friend Heather a year or two ago, and have never used a different recipe.

I have started doing half wheat flour and it tastes great! We also only use half the dough at a time. I usually freeze half for the next week. As we consider ourselves some sort of pizza snobs (eating at 7th hill will do that), we like thin crust pizza. Try it! It's not true neapolitan pizza, but it's still good!

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.

Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.

Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour. Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out. Use for your favorite pizza recipe. We're pretty boring here: sauce (we'll often use spaghetti sauce (ok, we're not total snobs)), cheese and pepperoni. And have you ever tried pepper jack cheese on pizza? It's good!

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.
Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. If you only do half the dough, it doesn't need to bake for as long; just watch it!

1 comment:

Katya said...

I'm totally making this right now and am so so excited to see how it turns out! (haha when I was thinking about making pizza this afternoon I was like, I remember Amanda posted a dough recipe a while back that sounded so good! So I searched your blog until I found it :)