Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ultimate Friday Night Pizza Party!

Friday Favorite, Pizza Night!

Stay in tonight, watch your favorite movie and whip up some fresh homemade pizza's!
Your family and friends will be coming back for more!

Ultimate Pizza Dough
(From the Disney Family Cookbooks)
You can prepare this dough ahead of time and store the rolled out rounds in the freezer (stack them between sheets of waxed paper.

2 Tsp. active dry yeast
1 Cup warm water
1 Tsp. salt
3 Cups all-purpose flour
1 to 2 Tbls. virgin olive oil
additional flour or cornmeal for rolling out your dough

In a bowl of a mixer, dissolve the yeast in water and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the salt, flour and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and mix until the dough forms a ball. If using a mixer, gradually add flour 1/2 cup at a time (if the mixture is hard to work, add extra olive oil). Turn the dough out onto a surface dusted with flour or cornmeal and knead briefly until smooth. Lightly oil a med. size bowl and turn the dough in the bowl to coat. Cover with a damp dish towel or plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free area for 1 to 2 hours.

Punch dough down and place onto floured surface. Flatten into a disc and divide into four or eight equal portions with a knife or spatula. Roll out each portion, stretching gently with your hands and set on a cookie sheet. Makes 4 12-inch crusts or 8 individual ones.

Top your ultimate pizza dough round with your favorite toppings and place in a pre-heated oven at 450 degrees. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese melts and the crusts are golden brown.

Topping Ideas:
Pizza Sauce
Canadian Bacon
Green Pepper
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