Pizza And Beer

Made ya look! If you know me, you know I despise beer! Margaritas, though…even left over margaritas from the weekend…are more my style.

I’m not going to whine and whimper about the kitty today, so it’s safe to sit down and stay for a while.

I love home made pizza! Growing up I hated it. But that’s because my mom made it with biscuit dough. Um…gross! Pizza made with real, honest to goodness raised dough crust is totally to die for!

Here’s how it goes:

  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 c. warm water (warm enough so that you can pour it on your wrist without burning it)

Pour the water over the yeast/sugar and let the yeast activate…about 10 minutes.

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt (I use garlic salt for my pizza crust)
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3.5 cups flour (I used half oat flour/half white flour)

Add the oil, salt, seasoning and half the flour and mix it together. Add remaining flour quarter cup by quarter cup. When it becomes too difficult to stir with a spoon dump it onto the counter and knead the remaining flour into the dough. Set it aside and let it raise for about an hour. You’ll want it to double in size, so this time frame will depend on how warm your kitchen is. A tip that I learned years ago is that if you put the dough in a container that has a lid that will seal tight, the dough raises quicker. I’m not sure the physics behind it, but it works.

After it has risen, punch it down and roll it out onto your pizza plate and put your sauce on it. I use Prego. It’s the only premade sauce that I like.

Put your favorite toppings on and bake it at 350* for 15 – 20 minutes depending on how your oven cooks. Tonight I used sausage.

 

So yummy!!! 

You should know that if you use flour other than white, you don’t get the elasticity that you would expect to get with pizza dough. The oat flour (or whole wheat flour) just doesn’t glue together as well as white flour. So the  dough is a different consistency than you would expect out of pizza.

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