Friday, March 6

Happy Friday!


Home Made Pizza


Every Friday is home made pizza night at our house. I found this Black and Decker (I thought they only made power tools) food processor at Goodwill for $14.99, which is the cost of one take-out pizza alone. This little beauty saves us a lot of green.


Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe

2 C. whole wheat flour
1 t. salt
1 t. oil
3/4 C. of warm water
1 T. yeast
1 T. sugar


Directions:
1) Combine yeast and sugar in a small bowl and add 1/4 C. of WARM
not hot water and stir. After it bubbles up high, then start the next steps

2) Add flour, salt and oil to processor. Process 5 seconds on high

3) Add bubbled up yeast mixture. Process 10 seconds on high

4) Slowly, add 1/2 c. warm water while processor is on high

5) Keeping the processor on high, the dough should form a ball.
You may need to add a tiny bit more water, slowly to get it to form.
When it forms a ball, let it rotate 25 times

6) Cover it with a large bowl on a greased baking sheet for 10 minutes

Note: I always make two separate batches for one pizza. I never double the recipe in the food processor because I've found it's too rough on the machine, at least when I'm working with whole wheat flour.

The yeast is ready when it looks like this


For some reason at my house, it takes the yeast 15-20 minutes to look like this. I think the time will vary depending on the elements, so I go by how it looks rather than timing it.

Let the dough rise for 10 minutes


I oil the pan and cover my dough with a large mixing bowl while it's rising.

Roll out the pizza crust



I use a glass which seems to fit better than a rolling pin and gives a smoother result than using my hands to press down the dough.

Top with whatever you have on hand.


I buy red bell peppers and green onions inexpensively at the farmers market, dice them up and freeze them in bags for pizza and other recipes. I buy pepperoni and shredded cheese in large bags from Smart and Final, which lasts a long time and saves money instead of the over priced smaller bags from the grocery store.

here is the finished product