August: Potlucks!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Well, it is the last day of the month and I've finally gotten around to posting my husband's favorite dinners. I know most people probably already have versions of these that they like, but here is how we make it.

2 ½ tsp yeast (or one package)
1 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
1 Tbl sugar
2 Tbl oil
1 cup wheat flour
1 ½ cups white flour
I usually make the dough in my bread machine, but if you don't have one, it is easy to do by hand. Just mix the yeast, water and sugar and set aside for a couple of minutes. Add everything else in, mix well, and knead it for 5-10 minutes. Let it rise, covered for 30-60 minutes. Roll the dough out on a pizza pan (or cookie sheet) that has been greased and sprinkled with cornmeal. Let it rise again for 30 to 60 minutes (You don't need to let the dough rise at all if you like a thin crust). Bake at 425 for 10 minutes and take it out.

1 small can tomato paste
1 or 2 Tbl water
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp salt
2 tsp Italian seasonings

Top with sauce, ½ -1 lb. mozzarella and cheddar cheese, and other toppings such as sausage, olives, pepperoni, bell peppers, onions, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc. (Collin likes his with bananas and avocados because that is how they eat it in South Africa) Bake on the lowest oven rack at 425 for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is browning and the crust is the desired crispness on the bottom.

1 comment:

Tessa said...

By the way, the crust recipe makes one thick or 2 thin pizza crusts.