Monday, January 18, 2010

So last night we indeed had pizza.  It was quick and none of us were really that hungry.  Even if I hadn't had a spare crust already in the fridge it would've still only taken less time than having it delivered.

No Knead For Delivery Pizza Crust
3 cups flour (I use bread flour but AP works well too)
2 1/4 tsp rapid rise yeast (or 1 envelope)
3/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
3/4-1 cup warm water

Preheat oven and pizza stone to 400.  With the blade in your food processor, add the dry ingredients and combine for 10-15 seconds.  With the machine on, add the olive oil and slowly add just enough water to make the dough come together into a ball.  Remove dough onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rise for 10 minutes.  Cut dough in half for 2 large or thirds for medium.  Roll out, prick crust with a fork and slide onto hot pizza stone.  Bake for 8 minutes.
I usually par-bake all my crusts first so they can go into the oven one after the other or I can just freeze the plain crust for use another day.  After the par-bake, load up the crust with the good stuff: sauce (I use spaghetti sauce, cheese, meat, veggies, more cheese (of course!).  Then place back on pizza stone until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is GBD (golden, brown, delicious).  In my oven, this only takes about 8-10 minutes depending on how loaded the pizza is.  The more toppings, the more time.

When I freeze my crusts, I wrap them in a couple layers of foil before sliding them in a freezer bag.  The dough itself can be frozen as well.  Just thaw in fridge overnight, let come to room temp and bake as directed above.

Tonight is Chicken Marsala... I'll try to go all food stylist and take pictures.  But y'all know how good I am at that.


Wendy said...

I am very much excited that you're going to be posting recipes again, because, now that it's more than just me, I need to get my sh*t together an d figure out how to make some dinner that doesn't include a box of Shells & Cheese!

Cindy said...

Wow! I don't know how you do it! I need to get more organized myself. My husband usually brings pizza home from his job but homemade pizza just sounds a lot better!

Roger L. said...

My mornings have improved due to your entries. Thanks for returning.

SAHM I am said...

Wendy, nothing's wrong with Shells & Cheese. They are the basis of many a good casserole.
Cindy, it helps to be a Virgo. Organization takes care of itself that way.
Roger L (aka Dad), you're making me blush.