Thursday, January 21, 2010

Favourite New Dinner..

I've found a new and easy favourite for dinner. Pizza! I've been making Jamie Oliver's recipe, but sadly, it just wasn't as 'lovely' as he said it would be. I forgive him of course, because I love him so. But I digress..
I found a new recipe and... Bloody Delicious! My new favourite word - Bloody! I wish I had an English accent. When they cuss it sounds so perfectly suited to the situation.
Again, I digress...I love finding meals that we can all make together. Lily loves kneading the dough and we all add our own toppings. It's a fun night.
Pizza Dough Recipe:
1 pack of yeast
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
2 cups Bread flour - don't use regular - it's not the same!
Whisk yeast, water, oil and sugar together in a bowl - let sit for about three minutes.
Put flour and salt in a wide bowl - pour in wet liquid and start to mix. Eventually, you have to use your hands to get it all mixed together and knead the dough till it forms a smooth ball. Put back in a lightly floured bowl and sprinkle a bit more flour over the dough.
Put a damp tea towel over it and let it sit on the counter for one hour. It will double in size.
Then, voila, you have yummy dough! Give it a few more kneads to work out the air, roll it out - thin or thick - the choice is yours. It does puff up a fair bit when it bakes. Add sauce and toppings and bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes.