Monday, May 7, 2012

Pizza/Calzone Dough

Homemade Pizza/Calzone recipe my 10 y/o son will eat

Mix in a small bowl and let sit/proof/bubble for 5 minutes or so:

¼ C hot water
1 TBSP yeast
1 TBSP sugar

Then put these things in your mixer:

3½ C Flour
2 TBSP Oregano (crush/roll between hands before you put it in)
1 tsp garlic salt
2 TBSP garlic
¼  C olive oil
¼ C Parmesan  cheese


Next add the yeast mixture and another  ¾ C. warm water.  Then I just let it mix for 5-10 minutes.  If it's sticky, I add more flour in until it isn't.

This recipe will make 2 pizza crusts if you use regular size cookie sheets.  We use a jelly roll pan + a round pizza stone.  Son gets the stone pizza.  We roll them out pretty thin, because while I LOVE deep dish, it doesn't work well with my post gastric bypass stomach.  Hubs is on a diet, and son prefers thinner crust on homemade.

So we spread the crusts out on their respective pans, and put in 425° oven for 7-10 mins.  Then we pull them out; put sauce, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, toppings on top.  Put back in the oven for 11-13 minutes. :)