Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Best Pizza We've Ever Had!

Yes, it's THAT good.


Recipe from my lovely friend, Michelle.

2 tbsp butter
1 cup hot water
1 tbsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups flour

I heated the water in a pyrex measuring cup (the kind that holds 2 1/2 cups or so).

I added a little bit to a separate large bowl.

When the water was warm (and not hot) I added the yeast and sugar. Let the yeast activate (I skipped this the first time and had flat crust but I was seriously missing out on fluffier yet substantial crust). It will get nice and frothy looking on the top.

I added the butter and salt to the measuring cup with the remainder of the hot water.

Mix water/butter/salt mixture, yeast/sugar mixture with flour. Stir really well. Then knead well and roll it out.

Top your pizza. I sprinkled oregano, basil, parsley, and salt on my crust, added about 5 oz tomato sauce (a little more than half of a little can), and fancy pepperoni- the kind that is in a big stick. Tyrone did a great job cutting it for me. It is also the cutest thing to hear Ansley say four syllabled words like "pepperoni" and "quesadilla."


Bake at 425F for 9-15 minutes, depending on toppings. It took about 14 or 15 minutes for ours. I like to err on the side of being a little bit underbaked b/c when I reheat it in the oven the next day, it isn't too done. (Yes, I do like my cookies a minute underdone and soft in the centers and my bananas with no spots of brown and the tiniest bit of green left near the stems).

I can't stop thinking about this pizza and scheming up toppings like California Pizza Kitchen's Thai Peanut Pizza or BLT pizza or Ian's Mac and Cheese Pizza. . . .

1 comment:

  1. dang its really that good? i might have to do this then, my man would really appreciate me making him a pizza. :) thanks for posting it!


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