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Monday, September 21, 2009

Homemade Pizza

First off, Happy Fall! Today is the official first day of fall. My boss got treats to celebrate. Even though I love fall, I have a hard time saying goodbye to summer. But you have to.

So as I have joined the blogging world, I have come to find many other awesome blogs that I love to read and get idea's from. One of those blogs is "Little Birdie Secrets". They blog about crafts, clothes, cooking and so on. I have copied a couple of recipes off of this blog, one of them being homemade pizza! The picture looked so good and it sounded so easy. I decided to give it a shot for last nights dinner for Brent and I and it was a success! Brent ate half of the pizza. I think we agreed on the fact that it was the best homemade pizza that we had tasted. I seriously recommend it.

Here is the recipe:

15-Minute Pizza Dough Recipe

2 1/2 c. flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup hot water (120-130°, use a candy thermometer for accuracy if you're not sure)
1 Tbsp. Rapid Rise or Bread Machine yeast
2 Tbsp. olive oil

Preheat oven to 500°. Mix dry ingredients together. Add hot water and olive oil. Mix for five minutes (I use my Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook, but you could do this by hand, too). Let rest 10 minutes. Press dough on pizza pan, pizza stone, or jelly-roll pan. Bake at 500° for 3 minutes. Take out of the oven and cover with toppings. Return to the oven and bake 8-10 minutes more. Makes one large pizza (16-18 inches).

Told you it was easy. Now for some great toppings.

BBQ Pork Pizza Recipe

15-Minute Pizza Dough recipe
1 tub Lloyd's Hickory BBQ Pork (or similar prepared BBQ meat)
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/3 bunch cilantro, chopped

While your dough is resting, caramelize your onions. Place sliced onion in a frying pan over medium heat. Add sugar and cook for several minutes, stirring occasionally. Your onions are ready when they become tender and a little sticky. Heat your meat according to the package directions. After baking your dough for 3 minutes, cover the crust with the BBQ meat. Cover the meat with mozzarella cheese. Using a fork, separate onions and spread over pizza. Sprinkle on cilantro. Return to the 500° oven for 8-10 minutes. EAT!

5 comments:

Jon and Rachel Van Wickle said...

yumm! I love homemade pizza!

Lynette Mills said...

Hey...I was just updating my recipe book! I'm going to print this out and add it. It looks delicious!

THE LIZARD'S said...

Your pizza looks really good. I dont want to do the work to make it but I DO want to have a piece of YOURS! ha.

T-Ray said...

It actually hardly takes any work at all.

Jeanna said...

Tracy!! I made your pizza for dinner tonight, It was so good! (not as good as when you made it, but still so good!)