Friday Night Pizza

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pizza The process of  designing PIZZA is an art form like no other.  You build and create yet no two masterpieces are ever the same. 

When I feel the urge coming on, I start planning my next attack.  For me the action always happens on a Friday.  It’s like a fun filled reward for the end of a productive week…..with an adult beverage in hand or course!  From homemade sauce to homemade dough, the process is not as difficult as you might think.  With the right kitchen tools, a wee bit planning and staging in phases, the reward is always worth the fun of creating.

You always know I mean serious business when the bread maker is firmly planted on the kitchen counter.   And I always use the pizza dough recipe from this book.    Fleischmann's Yeast Bread Machine Favorites  I have always had good luck with the bread recipes in this booklet.

 

Next up is the pizza sauce.  Hint:  If you have a can of tomato paste in your pantry, you CAN make homemade pizza sauce.  Simply and easily.  Here is the link to the recipe I use.  My only revision is that I cut back on the water by about a third of the called for amount.  It was a reviewers suggestion.  The recipe I use is Easy Pizza Recipe

Tips & Tricks:

  • Use slightly less flour & slightly more water than recipe call for in pizza dough
  • Allow dough to set in bread maker several hours before removing
  • Be patient with dough and flour hands to prevent sticking
  • Cook pizza dough a minute or two before adding sauce and toppings
  • Pizza sauce can be stored in frig safely for several weeks.
  • Have your favorite music playing moderately loud when creating your masterpiece.

The possibilities are endless for toppings.  Here are a few of my favorites.

  • Italian Sausage
  • Bell Pepper
  • Onion
  • Mushroom
  • Pepperoni
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Fresh Tomato Slices when garden tomatoes are in season

 

Homemade Pizza

 

 

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