Saturday, April 16, 2011

Homemade Pizza


1 1/2 C Warm Water
1 TBLS yeast
1 TBLS honey
1 tsp salt
3 ish C whole wheat flour

small can of Hunts Tomato Sauce (There is no sugar added in Hunts)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Shredded Mozarella Cheese
Diced Red onion
Diced Red/ Green Pepper
Sliced Mushrooms
Sliced Tomatoes
Chopped Spinach
Cooked Chicken
(other ideas not pictured: olives and pineapple)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Butter a cookie sheet, or half the recipe and butter a baking stone. Sprinkle with corn meal.  In a bowl, mix ingredients for the dough.  Adding the flour last and only 1/2 C at a time.  When the dough can be molded with your hands without it sticking to your fingers, there is enough flour.
Place ball of dough in center of buttered baking pan.  Press out to fill pan, or baking stone.  If getting too difficult to press out, let it rise for 10 min. and continue.
When dough is all pressed out, use a fork and poke it all over.  This will create small air holes and allow it to bake more evenly.
Pour the tomato sauce on top.  Then top with cheese and your favorite toppings.  This is what ours looked like before going into the oven.

And here it is after it's been cooked for about 20 minutes.  We put the cooked chicken on after if comes out so it doesn't get more dried out while cooking.  The more "wet" toppings you put on, the longer it will take to cook.  Could take 25-30.  When you lift a bit of the crust up and it looks golden, it's probably done!  A favorite at our house!

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