Thursday, July 23, 2009

Homemade pizza

I got inspired to make pizza after seeing Chef Christine's grilled pizza on her blog. I realized today that my grill is too uneven to make a good pizza so I cooked it in the oven. Super easy:

Homemade pizza
Makes two medium pizzas. Takes about half an hour to make.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.


1 c warm water
1 package yeast
1 tsp honey
2 tsp salt
3 c flour

Mix the water, yeast and honey together. Let it sit until it looks foamy, about 15 minutes. Mix into the flour and salt. If too moist, add flour. If too dry, add water. Knead about 5 minutes. Let sit in a bowl.


Whatever you want. I used fresh tomato and oregano from my garden , mozzarella and chevre from South Mountain Creamery, and olive oil with a little Parmesan from Italia. Chop up your ingredients or whatever.

Roll out the dough. Roll it a few times to make it elastic. Oil both sides. Spread it out on a pan and poke holes in it to keep it from puffing up. Let it sit a few minutes. Put your fillings on it. Bake until bottom has medium brown spots and top has brown spots. May want to prebake the crust 5 minutes before adding filling depending on your oven.

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Yeon said...

It's like I got inspired to make grilled pizzas, had the ingredients ready, then Dan didn't want to fire up the grill so we ended up baking the pizzas! Homemade Pizzas are delicious either way!

Chelsea said...

Um, yes please! That looks really tasty...