I know I haven’t given you any recipes in the last few days. We have finally caught a break weather wise and the guys are getting weeks worth of work done in days. That means that the girls and I are picking up some of the slack around here and cooking anything other than the basics really hasn’t been a priority.
BUT, I’m off from the town job today and my calendar tells me it’s Pizza Party Day. So, I’m giving you a few different pizza dough recipes. Then we’ll get down to how we sometimes do pizza a little different.
Regular Pizza Dough
2 packets dry active yeast ( I actually buy mine in bulk in a jar, but it tells you how much to use on the side of the jar)
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup hot water
2 Tablespoons oil or melted butter
2 teaspoons salt
2 to 3 cups flour (enough to make a good dough)
Combine yeast, sugar and water. Allow it to rest about 5 minutes. Add in remaining ingredients and combine well. I like to use the KitchenAid Mixer to knead the dough a bit. Roll out and place on pizza pan. Add toppings and bake at 375 until crust is done.
Monster Pizza Dough
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
3 cups bread flour
3 Tablespoons powdered milk
1.5 teaspoons yeast
Place ingredients in order in the bread machine. Set on dough cycle. Go do dishes, laundry, book work, whatever you want. WARNING: This makes a BIG batch of dough – think 15 inch thick crust! I made this fairly regularly when our boys were younger. They’re the ones who decided to name it Monster Dough because it kept growing on us!
Keto pizza crust
6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (roughly 1 1/2 cups)
3 ounces almond flour (roughly 3/4 cup)
2 ounces cream cheese (4 tablespoons)
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 425 F. Prepare a baking sheet large enough for an 11-inch pizza, and line with parchment paper.
In a heatproof mixing bowl, stir together cheese, almond flour, and salt. Add cream cheese. Microwave until the cheese is melted, about 1 1/2 minutes, pausing halfway to stir. After microwaving, stir until the mixture forms a smooth dough. Add the egg, stirring it in until absorbed and well-mixed. Place the dough on the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic cling wrap. Use your hands to spread out the dough to form a thin and even circle. Toss the plastic wrap. Poke holes with a fork to prevent air bubbles in the crust. Bake the crust at 425 F for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown. Add toppings of your choice and finish baking until cheese is melted.
Now, how do we do pizza differently? Well, of course we use beef.
Supreme pizza – hamburger, sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, peppers, mushrooms, onions, cheeses
Meat pizza – hamburger, sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, regular bacon, cheeses
BBQ Beef Pizza – I use bbq sauce in place of marinara, leftover roast, caramelized onions, banana peppers, and mozzarella cheese
So, there you go. A whole bunch of choices for your next Pizza Party Day!