Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pizza Crust

This recipe is neither Gluten Free nor Migraine Friendly. But most of us have occasion to cook for those without our limitations. I hope you find this as easy as I do!

2 cups warm water
2 Tbls yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
5-6 cups white flour
1 Tbls salt
1 Tbls cider vinegar
2 Tbls olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Dissolve yeast & sugar in warm water. Let bubble.
In mixer, combine 5 cups flour with salt, vinegar and olive oil. Add yeast mixture. Add more flour 1 tablespoon at a time until a soft dough forms. It won't completely pull away from the bowl. This is okay. Allow to knead in mixer for 5 minutes. Remove from bowl and knead briefly on counter to create a ball. Cut into 3 equal pieces. Allow to rise briefly (5 - 10 minutes). Spread on pizza pan (greased, if not a baking stone) and bake each crust for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Spread each crust with sauce and toppings. Cover with cheese. Return to oven until cheese melts.