"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Thursday, May 1, 2014

the pizza dough i can't stop thinking about.

INGREDIENTS:
1tbls yeast
2 cups warm water
2tbls sugar
5 cups flour
1tbls salt
1tbls dried oregano
1tbls dried basil
1tbls dried thyme {i was out of this}
3tbls olive oil

DIRECTIONS:
1. warm water, sugar, and yeast in bowl--let sit until yeast rises on top of water.
2. flour, olive oil, salt and other spices in bowl.
3. poor water/sugar/yeast mixture into olive oil and dry ingredient bowl--mix with kitchen aid and dough hook for 5 min. or knead on counter until it feels elastic.
4. let rise, covered for 1 hour.

5. LISTEN CLOSELY, THIS PART IS NEW!!! 

#1: roll out your dough, 
and put it on your pam sprayed air back pan 
{go buy one, it's worth it},
#2: then stuff your crust
#3: butter your crust
#4: garlic salt your crust
#5: THEN BEFORE you put your sauce, cheese, and toppings on, BAKE YOUR CRUST FOR 6 MINUTES at 435*.
#6: take out of oven, add sauce, cheese and toppings,
and put back in oven for another 8-10 minutes until the cheese and crust start to brown.

GUYS!!! this is the secret to having a pizza parlor crust:
BAKE BEFORE YOU ADD YOUR SAUCE, 
CHEESE, & TOPPINGS.
it's changed my pizza liiiiiiife.
also this pizza sauce recipe that jen gave me,
which i doubled and used paste instead of sauce for because i was out of sauce IS basically everything i've ever been searching for in a pizza sauce:

jEN'S PIZZA SAUCE
12  oz. tomato paste mixed with about 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon oregano (or Italian seasoning)

i kid you not.
thick, moist, and amazing when you make one pizza with it.
two pizzas will make the dough more thin and flaky--
i can't stop thinking about it.
make it.
friday.
or tonight.
whichever:)
i feel like i should say AMEN.
because this is the holy of holies in pizza making.
now go and do the things which emily hath commanded.

1 comment:

ElizabethJane said...

Trying it this week---let you know my results