Thursday, January 22, 2009

Its not delivery...

...but just as good! Seriously the first time I made this my Husband asked me where I got it from and didn't believe me when I said it was homemade!

~Pizza Margherita~

5 tsp yeast
2 1/4 C warm water
2 tsp sugar
1/4 C olive oil
5 C bread flour
1 Tbsp salt

1 C grated Parmesan cheese
1 C fresh basil
6 tomatoes - diced
salt & pepper
1 lb. mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp olive oil

Dissolve the yeast in warm water and let stand until foamy {about 5 min}. Add sugar, oil, flour and salt. Knead dough on low speed until dough is elastic, about 8-10 min. Add up to 1 cup of flour until dough pills away from bowl. Remove from bowl and form dough into a ball and transfer into a greased bowl. Cover and let stand in a draft free spot until dough doubles in size {1 1/2 to 2 hours}.
Cut dough in half and let stand for 10 min. Roll out dough on cookie sheet and sprinkle half the Parmesan cheese, basil, tomatoes and mozzarella over dough. Sprinkle salt and pepper over top. Drizzle the pizza evenly with 1 Tbsp olive oil and cook @ 500* for 10-15 min.

This makes enough for 2 pizzas, so I usually make one and save the rest of the dough for another night. Or I make this dessert...

~Cinnamon Sticks~

1/4 C melted butter
1/2 C sugar
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 C powdered sugar
2-4 Tbsp whipping cream { I have used milk and it works just fine}
1 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla

Roll out the dough on a cookie sheet. Spread butter over the top and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over the the butter. Cook at 350* for about 8 min or until the sugar starts to bubble. Then drizzle icing over the top!


{Jason and Elan} said...

Wow E, looks delish! I can't wait to make it.