Friday, February 24, 2017

Italian Pizza

I recently bought a bag of flour that came from Italy. It's specifically for pizza and we tried it out last night with the accompanying recipe. It was so tasty!

Italian Pizza Dough
1 1/4 cups warm water (100 to 110 degrees)
2 packages dry yeast
1 tbsp honey
Canola oil
4 cups pizza flour
Sea salt

Combine water, yeast, honey, and 3 tbsp oil in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. When the yeast is dissolved (after about 10 minutes) add 3 cups of flour, then 1 tsp sea salt, and mix on medium-low speed. While mixing, add up to 1 more cup of flour, or just enough to make a soft dough. NOTE: I didn't add much flour, as the dough was already soft. 

Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, until smooth, sprinkling it with flour, as necessary. 

Place the dough in a well-oiled bowl and turn it to cover it lightly with oil. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and allow the dough to rise at room temperature for 30 minutes. 

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll/stretch and place onto sheet pans dusted with cornmeal. Brush dough surface with additional oil. Add toppings as desired and base for 6-10 minutes until the edges are browned and the cheese is melted. Enjoy! Yield: 4 individual pizzas.

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