Sunday, February 7, 2010

Friday Night Pizza Night

I have recently been inspired by Jennifer to make homemade pizza's. She and her family do a Friday Night Pizza Night. I also am reading this awesome book called "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver. Her family also make homemade pizza's every Friday night. So I gave it a try and made some pizza crust, not the kind where you go to work, work a little, get paid and then go buy the pizza crust but the kind where you mix the flour and yeast, let it rise and roll it out. I haven't mastered making a circle as this was my very first time but give me a few Friday's and you might think that I work at Papa John's.
The recipe below is from the Animal, Vegetable, Miracle's website. This is the one I used to make my dough. Our toppings included squash, zucchini, mushrooms and pepperoni.

FRIDAY NIGHT PIZZA (Makes two 12-inch pizzas)
3 tsp. yeast
1½ cups WARM water
3 tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
2½ cups white flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
To make crust, dissolve the yeast into the warm water and add oil and salt to that mixture. Mix the flours and knead them into the liquid mixture. Let dough rise for 30 to 40 minutes.

Once the dough has risen, divide it in half and roll out two round 12 inch pizza crusts on a clean, floured countertop, using your fingers to roll the perimeter into on outer crust as thick as you like. Using spatulas, slide the crusts onto well floured pans or baking stones and spread toppings.
Layer the cheese evenly over the crust, then scatter the toppings of the week on your pizza, finishing with the spices. Bake pizzas at 425° for about 15-20 minutes, until crust is brown and crisp.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Looks Good... makes me want pizza right now, lol. I've never thought to put squash and zucchini on a pizza, have to try that!