Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pizza Pizza

Nothing beats homemade pizza . . . 
Not even from the best restaurant . . .
This is a recipe for a soft, tender crust. Eggs are the secret ingredient in softening the dough.

Pizza Crust:

Combine in a large bowl and let sit until the yeast foams:
2 cups warm water
2 packages active dry yeast (4 + 1/2 teaspoons)
1/4 cup sugar
Add and mix in an electric mixer until very elastic:
4 cups unbleached white flour
2 eggs
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Add and continue to knead:
1 more cup flour 

Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubles, about an hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Divide dough into four equal pieces. Form into pizza circles. 
Place on an oiled cookie sheet (pizza stones are great, but follow their directions then).
Cover in sauce, cheese your ultimate dream of pizza . . .
Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes, it will depend on thickness of crust.

                    ~Marica

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