Wednesday, May 9, 2012

One Hour or Less Homemade Pizza!

Sorry, no picture today of the pizza- it was gone too fast!!!

It took 20 minutes for the dough to raise then I just rolled it out, put the toppings on and cooked for about 25-30 minutes! Easy peasy homemade deep dish pizza!!!
Quick Crust:
1 pkg (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 Tbl oil
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

In a bowl dissolve yeast in water. Stir in salt, sugar and flour. Beat quickly (do not over beat) until all is incorporated. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes roll out on floured surface and place rectangle into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Cover with desired toppings and cook at 350 for about 20-30 minutes or until crust is lightly brown.

Here is what I used for our toppings:
Spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, fresh mushrooms, black olives sliced, green olives sliced and a ton of mozzerella and colby jack cheese!!!

Now for my critique: This is a perfect base recipe and while I loved how quick it was next time I will make it real chicago style with cheese on bottom, then toppings, then sauce and also make it in my big cast iron pan. (Which by the way you want it pre-heated before you put the crust in!) I will also be changing the recipe slightly and adding some herbs to it to hide the yeasty flavor. At any rate it was a perfect quick deep dish style crust for a busy mama to make a fun yet easy dinner!

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