Friday, April 17, 2009

My Sister's Pizza

This is the dough that my sister uses for bread and pizza. It is a really quick way to make pizza! So much faster than ordering and waiting for the delivery guy and it's great pizza too. You have to make it with liquid lecithin which I found at a natural foods market. This recipe makes 2 large pizzas.

My Sister's Pizza

5 1/4 cups white bread flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 rounded tablespoons SAF yeast
1 1/2 tablespoons liquid lecithin (once you know what that looks like you can just eye ball it)
2 cups hot tap water

Mix dry ingredients in the bowl of a mixer (flour, sugar, salt, and yeast). Add lecithin and water. Mix for 1 minute with dough hook. Check consistency - it should be like a stiff cookie dough - if it's too dry add more water, if the dough is too moist add more flour. Mix for 5 minutes and do not add any water or flour to dough after is has finished mixing.

Spray counter or a flat surface with cooking spray, also spray your hands so you can handle the dough easily. Knead dough into a nice smooth ball. Cut in half. Roll each half out and then place on pizza pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray, rolling and pressing the dough out to the edges.

Top with pizza sauce and toppings of choice. No need to let it raise. Put toppings on and stick right into the oven. Bake at 375 for 18 - 25 minutes. Watch to see when it's ready. When done take out of oven and brush edges with butter (makes them softer and tastier:)).

Some Pizza Topping Ideas:

BBQ Chicken Pizza
Top with 4 oz tomato or spaghetti sauce mixed with 4 oz bbq sauce. Then top with cooked chicken, red onions, crumbled bacon, olives, and mozzarella cheese.

Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Top with 8 oz alfredo sauce, cooked chicken, green onions, chopped tomatoes, grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

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