Skip to main content

Thin Crust Pizza Experiment


thin crust pizza 1, originally uploaded by All Things Mimi.

It seems like most of my adult life has been spent in pursuit of a thin crust pizza dough recipe I can make at home, and pretend I'm sitting outside at Vinnies on a perfect spring day.

Well, the best run I've made at it so far was really nothing new. I just did something a little different.

I used Diane's recipe for quick pizza dough...

2 teaspoons of yeast
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of olive oil
3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons of warm water

Work dough into a ball - let rest on lightly floured surface for 5
minutes - then just do whatever you do with other sauces - I do like to
pre-cook it for about 5 minutes before I add the toppings

But instead of rolling it out after 5 minutes like I normally do, I let it rest for about 30 minutes (while I made sauce and chopped toppings), then I cut the dough into 2 pieces. I rolled each piece out as thinly as I could. I managed to get 2 large pizzas out of that one recipe of dough. When I say large, I mean at least 16 inches across.

I docked each piece of dough and pre-baked them separately on a pizza stone in a 450 degree oven for about 7 minutes before I topped them.

This time around I used spinach, fresh tomato, feta and mushrooms as my topping. Dev added canadian bacon to his.

The resulting pizza was thin and crispy and perfect. I will use this technique from now on.

Now we have enough pizza left over to have lunch for the next week! :)

Comments

Love thin crust pizza too. Have my own dough recipe but am still searching for more. Got to try this one.

Gay

Popular posts from this blog

Carrot Cake!!!!!!

I made my very first ever from scratch homemade cake at 7,500 feet above sea level today. I have made many homemade cakes before, but that was back home in Savannah, which is practically 2 feet below sea level.

After many dismal failures (including box mixes) I have finally made a cake from scratch that turned out decent. No- better than decent. I think this is the best cake I've ever made. No joke.

It all started when my fried Emmy posted on her blog about receiving as a gift from her hubby, a copy of "The Joy of Cooking." By the way, you should go read her blog. She is nauseatingly multi-talented. She cooks and knits beautifully, as well as a bunch of other stuff I learn about every freakin' time I read her blog. So go over to her blog right now.

Anyhoo...she read the high altitude instructions and cranked out a beautiful red velvet cake that made me drool. After reading that, I decided it was time to stop being a wuss about baking at high altitude and try a…

Sunday Love...

This is what Sunday morning looked like at our house. I was inspired by some beautiful strawberries I bought at the store yesterday, so I wanted to make a special breakfast.

What says "I Love You" more than a stack of hot, homemade buttermilk pancakes???



Well, I'll tell you what. A stack of hot, homemade buttermilk Strawberries Romanoff Pancakes with Brown Sugar-Sour Cream Sauce. That's what.



A very good friend of mine from back home in Savannah, Jared, sent me for an engagement gift a year subscription to "Southern Living" magazine. He explained that he didn't want me to "forget how to be Southern." Although it is doubtful that I will EVER not be Southern, it was a very sweet gift. And I must admit I was so excited the day it landed in our mailbox that I had to fight every instinct in my Southern body not to plop on the couch right then and there and read it cover to cover and commit it to memory.

In the April 2009 issue of "Southern L…

Gouda Mac and Cheese

IMG_1102, originally uploaded by All Things Mimi. Dev loves gouda cheese.
We had a hunk of it in our fridge.
So...I decided to make mac and cheese out of it.
Unfortunately, I wasn't going by a recipe, so I can't tell you exactly how I did it. I can give you a blow by blow, but that's about it.
I started by sauteeing an onion in olive oil and butter (if I had to guess at amounts, I'd say maybe a couple of tablespoons of butter and one tablespoon of olive oil). Oh- and I started boiling the elbow pasta. I boiled about half a pound of pasta for 8 minutes, then drained it.
Back at the cheese sauce...
After the onions had softened (about maybe 5 minutes), I added flour. How much? I have no idea- maybe a quarter cup? I let it cook like a roux for about 5 minutes. I added a little salt and a few drops of hot sauce at this point. I had managed to eek 2 cups of dairy liquid out of my fridge- I had about 1/2 cup of 2% milk, about 1 cup of half and half and maybe 1/2 cup of white wine. …