Crafty Meggy

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Tasty Thursday with Kaylee ~ Homemade Pizza

on February 27, 2013

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I LOVE pizza! I used to eat pizza at least once a week, but I’ve cut back quite a bit lately!! We decided to try a homemade pizza recipe a couple years ago and we’ve been enjoying it ever since. The kids like it because they get to help add the toppings. I love that this recipe makes enough for 2 pizzas!! So we make one and then freeze the other!

This recipe is from Annie’s Eats again and I also really liked her pizza sauce recipe over here. It was a little spicy for the kids so now when we make it we don’t add so many red peppers.

Ingredients
½ cup warm water

2¼ tsp. instant yeast

4 cups (22 oz.) bread flour, plus more for dusting

1½ tsp. salt

1¼ cup water, at room temperature

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

1.Measure the warm water into a 2-cup liquid measuring cup. Sprinkle the yeast over the top. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the bread flour and salt, mixing briefly to blend. Measure the room temperature water into the measuring cup with the yeast-water mixture. With the mixer on low speed, pour in the yeast-water mixture as well as the olive oil. Mix until a cohesive dough is formed. Switch to the dough hook. Knead on low speed until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, turning once to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, 1½-2 hours.

2.Press down the dough to deflate it. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces. Form each piece of dough into a smooth, round ball. (If freezing the dough, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze at this point.) Cover with a damp cloth. Let the dough relax for at least 10 minutes but no longer than 30 minutes.

3.To bake, preheat the oven and pizza stone to 500˚ F for at least 30 minutes. Transfer the dough to your shaping surface, lightly sprinkled with cornmeal. Shape the dough with lightly floured hands. Brush the outer edge lightly with olive oil. Top as desired. Bake until the crust is golden brown, and cheese is bubbling, 8-12 minutes.

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YUM!

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3 responses to “Tasty Thursday with Kaylee ~ Homemade Pizza

  1. Thanks for co-hosting Talkin About Thursday link party 🙂 Looks like a lot of fun here … I could go for a slice of this pizza right now! Yes, it’s 7:06am, but hey, it looks that good 😉
    Now following via email and would love to have you stop by and visit me at ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com too! :*)
    Enjoy the rest of your week! Nice to “meet” you this morning 🙂

  2. I love pizza! We do not have any pizza outlets near to my home but we have made home-made pizza in the past. This recipe looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower of your Blog. Thanks for co-hosting the Talkin’ About Thursday Linky Party. Have a wonderful day.
    Judy – Judy H-J’s Thoughts

  3. teenah says:

    Wow! This looks delicious!

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