Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Move over Domino's make your own Supreme Pizza, Dough and All

Make your own New York Style Pizza at home, with easy pizza crust from the bread machine! 

This pizza turned out even better than expected.  I have found the perfect pizza dough recipe, perfectly stretchable and wonderful, and bakes up great every time, much better than the recipes that came with the bread machine itself.

New York fold-able dough recipe:

1 cup warm water (30 sec's in microwave is perfect), 
1/2 tablespoon sugar, 
2 tablespoons olive oil (vegetable oil works too), 
1-1/2 teaspoons salt, 
3 ...cups bread flour, 
2-1/4 teaspoons (1 pkg) dry active yeast.

Set on pizza dough cycle, or dough cycle. I only let it knead for about 15 minutes total and it makes a less tough crust. Check the dough after about 6 minutes and add water or flour if it looks too dry or too wet. It should form a nice dough ball.

Let rise for 45 minutes then roll out or stretch and use, awesome! This recipe makes 1 large or 2 medium pizzas.

This dough can also be frozen, just let thaw overnight in fridge before using and it is still great!

To bake, preheat oven to 500 degrees, stretch dough, add sauce and toppings and bake for 10 to 16 minutes on bottom rack of oven or to desired done-ness.  The less toppings you have the quicker it will be done, the pizza pictured had sausage, bacon, onion and green pepper in addition to pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese and took a little longer to bake.