14 May 2012

Recipes VII: Freezable Pizza Dough

Freezable Pizza Dough

Who Needs Pizza Hut or Boboli Anymore?

This is a excellent recipe to make up in advance and freeze or on the spot. A versatile crust for your food whims. Also goes pretty good with my homemade tomato sauce.

I set my husbandit to the task of shredding the cheese, while I prepare the crust.

1tbsp dry active yeast
1 cup of water 115-117 degrees with 1 tsp of sugar dissolved in it
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp of sea salt or himalayan salt
2.5 cups of corn meal, white/wheat, whole wheat, or unbleached flour combo

Proof the yeast until frothy and smells like a nice beery bread smell. While its proofing, put together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Pour in the yeast mixture. Stir around well. Cover and set aside for 8-10 mins to allow the gluten strands to form. Come back and knead well. Allow to rise in warm, greased bowl for 30 mins. After done rising, punch down and form into a ball and put in ziplock. At this point you can freeze it or push into pizza pan. Give it 10mins to gain its breadly form. Decorate with your choice of marinara and toppings.