Paula found a new recipe for pizza dough. It was designed for making thin and crispy crust pizza. Since we had some “00” flour in the house, Paula thought we should try it. She got the recipe from the recent Rachel Ray magazine. It turned out to make a pretty tasty crust. I bought some fresh mozzarella so that we could make some delicious traditional pizza that we enjoyed for dinner last night.
Here is the dough recipe in case you want to try it at your house…
In a small bowl, stir 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 package) of dry yeast, 3/4 cup of warm water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Let stand for a few minutes until the yeast dissolves, about 5 minutes.
In a food processor fitted with the plastic dough blade, pulse the 1 cup of extra fine (“00”) flour, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt until they are mixed. With the machine running, stream in the yeast mixture to form a sticky dough. Turn the dough out onto a “00” floured surface and knead until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Oil a large bowl, put the dough in the bowl and cover with a kitchen towel. Let the dough rise for 1 hour. (We actually let it rise for about 2 hours since we went to church…).
When it was time to make pizza, we just used a bench scraper and cut the dough into 3 pieces and everyone had their own personal pizzas. It turned out quite good. We each made our own pizza and enjoyed it while drinking some good wine and watching a movie. Nothing could be finer than pizza and a movie with the family!