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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Pizza Saturday

It is a pizza Saturday!
I've already got my dough made. This evening we will roll it out into a yummy tomato-basil pizza. Pizza Dough
3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup hot water
2 Tbs yeast
1 Tbs honey
1/4 cup olive oil
pinch salt
In a large bowl combine water that is very warn to the touch with yeast. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes. Add honey and olive oil. Slowly add flour, mixing until well blended. Dough should easily fold into a ball. Add water or flour as needed to get the right consistency. Place dough on a lightly floured surface to kneed for about a minute. Return to the bowl and cover with a cloth. Allow to sit until you are ready to make the pizza. Dough will double in size in about 45 minutes, punch down and allow to rise again.

To roll out the dough into a pizza crust use a lightly floured surface. Spinning like they do at Pasquale's makes the dough round and even. It takes practice. A little corn meal on the pizza stone will keep it from sticking.
I like to sprinkle my dough with fresh basil or rosemary before covering with a sauce. I use a thin coat of the bruschetta topping and lots of fresh tomatoes and basil. Bill likes lots of grated cheese.
Bake in a hot oven @ 400 until done, about 15 minutes.

Y'all enjoy!


Tonja said...

Save me a piece, I'll be right there! me 2...

Gigi said...

Hello ...yummy, cheesy, gooey pizza! Save me a big slice!

Mary Isabella said...

I real be right over with a chocolate pie....Smiles

Back Through Time said...

You always have great ideas and recipes! I think I will copy this one down!
Happy Sunday to you!

Tara said...

This looks excellent! Thanks for sharing-

Hope said...

Oh boy! PIZZA! Look so good! I'll take a piece too or two!!

Thanks for sharing your recipe.


Cakespy said...

I love pizza so much it hurts...and yours looks like an excellent one to add to my repertoire! Mmm.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Pizza is everyone's favorite!
Thanks y'all for stopping by~

tami said...

Thanks for the recipe. I tried a different dough recipe last week and it reminded my hubby of school lunch pizza. I don't think that is a good thing. I will try your dough next time.

Kari & Kijsa said...

That sounds absolutely delicious...just wanted to stop by and say thank you for all the sweet birthday wishes...

Have a blessed and wonderful day...

smiles, kari (& kijsa)

mrsnesbitt said...

I am hungry now and it isn't lunchtime!

Sandi McBride said...

I was imagining me spinning pizza dough. I was seeing the end result. Picture Lucille Ball. There, now you've got it! But yours looks nice.

MorningSong said...

How yummy!

Hope all is well with you and yours!


BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

MMMMMMMM I LOVE basil (and tomatoes, and pizza, and...)! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Tami~ I am afraid to ask... what is a school lunch pizza?
K&K~ You threw a great birthday blogparty.
Mrs Nesbitt~ I believe it is lunchtime in England!
Sandi~ that is funny!
Beachy/Morning~ glad you popped in

artgirlATL said...

Oh my... that looks so good. I might have to try one from scratch next time.

Rhondi said...

Hi Just stopping by to say hello now that I'm home again. The pizza looks yummy. Rhondi

Pam said...

hello! that pizza looks really yummy!

dot said...

That pizza looks great! Wish I had a couple slices.

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