Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Saturday night homemade pizza

I had wanted to make homemade pizza for a few weeks. I had been scouting out recipes on various food blogs and finally decided upon this one from I liked the fact that I didn't have to let the dough rise etc. This was fast and easy to make and really yummy. Surprisingly enough it was even good the next day heated up in the microwave for lunch.

My hubby and I have completely different taste when it comes to what we like on our pizza. So I made one for Brad and one for me (way too much pizza). For Brad I made good old Hawaiian and on mine I had white pizza sauce (recipe follows), red pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, Canadian bacon and ricotta cheese. I would have been more creative but after a busy Saturday, I just opted for what was easiest.

The best part about this pizza was that my 18 month old liked it too. He won't eat pizza when we buy it from any pizzeria but he liked mine. I was quite tickled! Thanks baby Gabe!

Quick Pizza Crust

1 package of yeast
1 C warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 T oil
2 1/2 C flour
2 T cornmeal (optional for sprinkling on cookie sheet)

Dissolve yeast in warm water and add sugar. Let yeast sit about 10 minutes (you want it good and foamy). Stir in remaining ingredients until blended. Beat vigorously 20 strokes. (I did this all in my kitchen aid) Allow dough to rest 5 minutes in a bowl with saran wrap or a towel over it. Preheat oven to 425, spread dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet sprinkled with corn meal (optional). Top with desired toppings and bake for 20 minutes.

White Pizza Sauce
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. dried basil
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan

Mix all ingredients together and place on your pizza crust. This is enough sauce for 1 (14 inch) pizza


Brian and Shanna said...

Wow! That looks awesome! I will definitley be trying this one out! Congrats on finding a good pizza crust recipe!

Jill said...

we made pizza this weekend too, i just used dough from trader joe's though. yum yum.

Jill said...

i *wish* they had trader joe's in utah. it is a store with good for you/organic food at good prices. miracle right? and they make pizza dough so i took the easy way out. :)