Monday, July 18, 2011
"When the moon hits your eye like-a big-a pizza pie, that's amore!" I strongly believe that if love could be made into a food, it would be a hot, cheesy, pizza with a soft, yet crispy, crust. It would have been cooked in a hot wood-fire oven and it would be delicious!! Nothing satifies me more than that. I love pizza and could totally eat it 2-3 times a week if I could store that much flour in my house. We do make pizza about once a week and never seem to get tired of it!
The recipe for the dough we use comes from Tyler Florence (Food Network star, chef, dude) and is, by far, the best recipe we have found. It is slightly salty and cooks up crispy on the outside with a soft chewy interior. We mix it up in our bread machine, but can easily be mixed by hand.
Courtesy of: Tyler Florence
1 cup water
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cups flour
1 Tbsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 1/4 tsp. (1 packet) yeast
Place in bread machine and run pizza dough cycle.
Remove from bread machine and divide into 3 individual doughs. Place on a well-floured surface, cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise until lightly puffed (10-15 mins).
Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Roll or stretch dough to desired size and thickness. Place on a floured pizza piel or upside-down baking sheet. Top with sauce, cheese, and favorite toppings! Slide pizza onto preheated pizza stone or place baking sheet into oven. Bake until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned
Get adventurous and toss that dough around!