What a treat we had last night. The baker at our house made homemade pizza for supper. It was fabulous and she made it seem so simple and easy. When I was writing out the recipe to include here, I was not sure how simple it was, but she assured me it was. As with any dough recipes you just need to include time for rising and resting. The recipe came from the Joy of Cooking cookbook. Her brown eyed sister then made greek salad. I truly enjoyed not having to cook and was also proud of the two of them knowing when they are out on their own they should be able to feed themselves decent food. In fact good food. If they so choose.
PIZZA DOUGH from the Joy of Cooking
Two 12 inch crusts.
Combine in large bowl and let stand until yeast is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
1 1/3 cups warm water
1 package (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
3 1/2 – 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP salt
1 TBSP sugar
Mix for about one minute and knead dough for 10 minutes. Transfer to oiled bowl and let rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Preheat oven to 475 degrees C. Grease two baking sheets and dust with cornmeal. Punch down dough and divide in half. Roll each piece into a ball and let rest for 10 – 15 minutes. Flatten and roll out each ball, making lip around the edge. Rest for 10 minutes. The pizza is now ready to bake. Spread on tomatoe sauce and load with your favorite toppings and cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes until the crust is brown and cheese is melted.