Thursday, February 7, 2008

Pizza Dough

Brad's Internet Pizza

Recipe By :unknown
Categories : Breads

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 cups flour, all-purpose
1/4 ounce yeast -- approx 1tbsp
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup water -- warm 110degrees

Combine warm water and yeast and let sit 10 minutes. Combine flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Mix in oil and yeast and water mixture. MIx well. Spread out on a large pizza pan. Bake for approximately 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Top as desired. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Use above recipe for Bread too. Add spices (rosemary or cumin) for extra flavor. Make dough, roll into ball. You can let it rise a little (15-30 minutes), or just throw it in the oven. Bake 30-35 minutes until brown and sounds done when tapped.

Another idea is to make a meat/bread roll baked dish. Either use leftover meat (chicken, ground beef, roast, whatever - cheese is good too) or cook up a small batch of something. Make the dough. Roll it out flat on a cookie sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes (as you would for pizza). Top with the still-warm meat, and roll into a log shape. Bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on how much meat is in the bread - you will have to keep an eye on it.) Good with gravy - or not!

"good dough"

NOTES : While we were in temporary quarters after we first arrived in Islamabad, I wanted to make pizza, but had no dough recipe, no transportation, no cookbooks, etc. We did have a laptop. Brad went on-line and found this very simple, but very good, pizza dough recipe that has proven to be reliably good, simple, and very useful for many different dishes. It also calls for ingredients I always have on hand - no running to the store. We call it internet pizza, but actually, I have use this recipe for other dishes more often than for pizza.