8.31.2011

Homemade Pizza Dough & BBQ Chicken Recipe

This recipe is one that is made often in our cozy apartment. I feel confident in saying that this simple meal is one of Ben's top five things to make/eat. I have split up the recipe into two parts. First, you will find the recipe for pizza dough. 
GUILTY: We have used the little packets you mix up for dough and have purchased pre-made dough on occasion...but trust me, the homemade stuff is worth the extra effort. The ingredients are all things you probably have around the kitchen. 
A warning for you, make sure you allow time for it to rise (it takes over an hour). This requires a little planning ahead for dinner time...but it truly is simple to make. 
The second part of the recipe is where the bbq chicken part comes into the picture. If you are feeling daring and want to step out of the realm of boring ol' pepperoni, do yourself a favor and try it out.


Ingredients 

1 1/4 cup warm water
1 package active dry yeast
1 tbls. sugar
1 tsp italian seasoning
3 tbls olive oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt

Directions:
Mix water, yeast sugar, and olive oil in mixer bowl. (use dough attachment) If you don't have a mixer you can always knead it by hand, it will just take a little more work.


Add flour and salt and Italian seasoning.



Mix for 10-12 min, while sprinkling with flour to keep from sticking to sides of bowl

Dough should be elastic and smooth


Place in oiled bowl, brush dough with oil and let stand 1 hour covered at room temperature

Before rising...
after.
Divide into 2 equal balls and cover with damp towel for 10 minutes

Use the dough right away. This recipe makes enough for two large pizzas. After you press your dough into on the pans make sure you poke a few holes in the dough with a fork to let air escape while baking.



Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 min

If you want crispier crust we often bake our crust for 10 minutes before adding the toppings...

If you want to make our "specialty" pizza, aka BBQ Chicken Pizza...follow the directions below:

Top pizza crust with bbq sauce and pieces of cooked chicken breast. 

Sprinkle with bleu cheese crumbles and shredded mozzarella cheese.


...and bake as stated above.


Simple enough? I think so. 

1 comment:

  1. I love making homemade pizza. Looks delicious!

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