Saturday, November 20, 2010

We love Pizza!

I really wanted some pizza last night and we love homemade pizza! I got really upset when I couldn't find my recipe for dough because it wasn't where I thought it was, I finally found it on top of the fridge. I make the dough to fit just onto a cookie sheet, my mom always made rectangle pizza.

It's really very simple. Unfortunately, I didn't have much to put on the pizza. I would normally put everything I can find on it, we love love mushrooms and pepperoni, but I didn't have either one on hand. I did however have some black olives, which I always liked on my pizza.

 I have had tons of cheese laying around from doing the Kraft deal in October at Giant Eagle. I've never tried to be too creative but I have heard that barbecue sauce with grilled chicken breast chunks makes for good pizza. Well, DB told me he was on his way home from work an hour early so I hadn't even thought of starting the pizza yet, I had to rush and no time to cook chicken so this is what I threw together.

It tasted delicious! I love rectangle pizza, it's so simple to roll out into this shape and it will slide right off the sheet pan and fits on the cutting board. I also don't really want the clutter of the round pan that I won't ever use for any other reason.

I don't honestly remember where I got the recipe for this dough but I know I found it two years ago. It's super simple and very quick.

Pizza Crust
1 Tbsp. Active Dry Yeast
1 Cup Warm Water (105 to 115 degrees F)
1 Tsp. Sugar
1 Tsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
2 1/2 Cups Flour

  • Dissolve the yeast in water. 
  • Add all ingredients to yeast/water and mix well
  • Spread dough on a floured surface
  • Knead for about 5 minutes until smooth
  • Roll out and put down on a greased baking sheet
  • Add toppings
  • Bake at 450 degrees F for 12-15 minutes

I hope you try and love it!!


Melissa Sharon said...

Following you from Relax and Surf Sunday - hope you can visit me back at Life is a jungle, but it can be a joyful one!

Kimberley said...

Hi there! New follower here! That pizza looks yummy! Now I'm hungry, thanks a lot! lol Stop by and see me if you get the chance, thanks!