Friday, March 7, 2008

Pizza Night

I love pizza. I love it so much that I think I could eat it every day! Really. Anyways, I make pizza at least once a week, and I use the same recipe for the crust every time. Tonight I used some leftover pesto and stretched with 2 minced garlic cloves and extra olive oil, raw tilsit cheese(yum), and some canned organic diced tomatoes. The pizza turned out so spectacularly delicious!

Quick and Easy Pizza Crust
from Allrecipes


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan or baker's peel dusted with cornmeal. Spread with desired toppings and bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.


Sutrannu said...

Incredible! 10/10. This is not the meat-lovers. This is all about the crust. The olive oil, the garlic, the cheese, the tomatoes. None of these is the star, but man, it all comes together. The flavor is HUGE, but somehow it isn't insistent. You can savor it.