Sunday, May 20, 2007

Recipe for Pizza

Great pizza is easy to make, using the bread machine for the dough.

children eating pizza
We can have pizza on the table less than 90 minutes after deciding to make it. One hour of that 90 minutes is waiting for the dough to form in the bread machine while preheating the oven with the pizza stones.

I cheat and use jarred sauce, making homemade pizza a true convenience food.

Recipe for Pizza

(bread machine, dough is pareve, pizza is dairy)

Yields 2 Pizzas

Pizza Dough:
1.5 cup water (= 12 fl. oz.)
2 t. oil
2T + 2t sugar
1 t. salt
4 c. bread flour
2 t. yeast

Dough Dressing:
(spread on dough with a pastry brush after it has been formed into a pizza shape, before baking or topping with sauce)
2 T olive oil
2 t sugar
1/2 t. minced garlic

Preheat the oven with pizza stones to 500 degrees F, starting when starting the bread machine dough cycle . This way, the oven will preheat for an hour.

Form the pizza circles and place the formed dough on greased pizza pans (the ones with the little holes all over the bottom) dusted with cornmeal.

Spread the dough dressing on the dough with a pastry brush. Bake the naked pizza shapes for 5 minutes, remove from oven, top with sauce and cheese, and bake for another 3-5 minutes.

They should be placed immediately on a room temperature pan when removed from the oven, and left to cool a bit before slicing.

UPDATE (May 21, 2007): Check out this post on The Kosher Blog about how to get pizza-oven-temperatures from a home oven. Oy!

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Cookingfor5 said...

This recipe seems easy enough for me. Sad to say I am not much of a bread baker. I saw your sight on Carnival of Pizza too. Thanks for checking out my sight.

Love the Frog!!! Great idea for the brownies. If you have an article about it I can post it to my blog carnival.

Juggling Frogs said...

Thanks, cookingfor5. I'll try to write something up about the brownie idea... It might have to wait until school lets out. That way we'll make the ice cream cake and can have pictures...

The bread machine and jarred sauce makes making pizza like this too easy not to try!

Please let me know if it works out for you!

All the best,

Leora said...

the ones (pans) with the little holes all over the bottom
This is what I need to buy. Question is, do I just look on Amazon or another online site, or do I drive around Central New Jersey, spending a lot of time and money on gas to find the frickin things? Online will probably be my answer. If you can link to a picture of one, that would be great.

Juggling Frogs said...


I recently bought these 14-inch pizza pansfrom Amazon. They have bigger holes than the "Chefs Choice" 16-inch pans I bought at the supermarket, but they work just as well.

(We used both this afternoon in our sukkah, and the had near-identical performance.)

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