Saturday, April 26, 2008

Pizza


I love homemade pizza; not only does it taste better it is so much fun to make. I make and bake my crust ahead of time so that when I want pizza I can whip it up fast. You can get really creative with pizza and put really whatever you like on it. This is a very good pizza, everyone always likes it!


Pizza Crust
Makes 3 crusts or 4 thin and crispy crusts
1 cup warm water
2 Tbs. Oil
1 Tbs. Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
3 cups bread flour (King Arthur is the Best)
1 ½ tsp. Yeast
Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl as listed. Mix well; knead on lightly floured counter for 6-8 min. Sprinkle flour on counter to keep dough from sticking. Place dough in lightly greased bowl, cover with damp cloth rest for 20 min. Divide dough into 3 balls, roll out dough on lightly floured counter to about 10- 11 inch. As you roll the dough check to make sure it is not sticking to much, it will some, but you should be able to get it up. You can make smaller and thicker pizza crusts if you like, just don’t roll out so thin. Place dough on a lightly sprayed cookie or pizza sheet prick with fork and place in oven. Pre Bake in a 400 degree oven for 6-8 min. dough will not be browned just done enough that you can put toppings on them later. This is great for making ahead and storing for later use. You can freeze them in a zip-lock bag.
Top with whatever you like, bake for 6 -8 min. until cheese is melted through.
Note: If you want to eat pizza right away you do not have to precook dough, just top dough and enjoy!



Ranch Chicken Pizza
Makes: 8 slices
1 lb. chicken breast, cubed
2-3 garlic, minced or a little dry garlic would be fine
1-2 tomatoes, chopped, optional
½-¼ cup and 3-5 Tbs. Ranch dressing (Thick dressing)
Grated cheese (mixture of Parmesan and mozzarella)

Saute chicken in a little oil. As soon as it is no longer pink ,stir in enough dressing to coat chicken well, 3-5 tablespoons, saute until done. Chicken will get a little golden around edges. Set aside. Combine ranch dressing with garlic. Spread ranch mixture over pizza crust, Top with chicken and grated cheese. Bake about 6-8 min. until cheese is melted. Sprinkle chopped tomatoes on top after taking it out of the oven.
Note: This may seem strange but it is very good.

2 comments:

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

This sounds wonderful! Homemade pizza is so good! :)

Grace said...

We love homemade pizza at our house too. Your recipe sounds delicious...I may just have to try it:)