Monday, January 16, 2012

Dinner Recipe #4

Pizza Dough /  Pizza

This is the recipe I follow


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided (or mix or whole-wheat and all-purpose flour)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1  cup warm water (about 105-100 degrees)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl , combine the water, yeast , honey and 1 tablespoon oil, stirring to combine.  Let sit until the mixture is foamy, about 5 minutes

Add 1 1/2 cups of the flour and the salt, mixing by hand until it is all incorporated and the mixture is smooth.  Continue adding the flour , 1/4 cup at a time, working the dough after each addition, until the dough is smooth but still slightly sticky.  You may not need all the flour.  Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth but still slightly tacky. 

Oil a large mixing bowl with remaining olive oil.  Place the dough in the bowl, turning to coat with oil.  Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place, free from drafts until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.    

 Preheat oven to 375
Remove risen dough from bowl and roll out on slightly greased pizza pan.    Bake for 14 minutes ( so dough can precook).  Take out of oven and add sauce, cheese , your favorite toppings.  Place back in oven and cook for 15 minutes  (or until cheese is melted)

1) I use all whole wheat flour
2) I make 2 pizzas at a time. Do not double the recipe as the dough will be to hard to work with but just have 2 bowls going at the same time. 

This week we just made simple  pepperoni pizzas
Here is the price breakdown (for 2 pizzas)    .  Depending upon where and how you shop your price may vary

Yeast -  .12 
Honey  - .08
6 cups of flour - .90
1 pound of cheese- $2
sauce -  $1 
package of pepperoni - $1

Total cost for 2 pizzas -   $5.10       or $2.05/ per pizza.     Depending upon how large you cut your pieces your  serving size can vary.  But we made this on Saturday,  fed 5 kids and 2 adults and still had pizza left over. 

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