Happy Pizza

Pizza is the food of celebration. The champagne of foods. Pizza party after a soccer game, order pizza for sleep overs, eating pizza in Italy (you should be celebrating the fact that you’re in Italy).

Tonight called for pizza. My little stay-at-home roommate got herself a job! Only took about 5 minutes. She prepped the dough while I was bread-winning at work.

Then the fun part:

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Pizza Dough

4 cups flour (white, wheat or mixture)
2 teaspoon salt
1 packet yeast
1/4 cup warm water + 1 1/4 cups of room temperature water
2 tablespoons of olive oil + extra to coat bowl

Mix flour and salt together in the bowl of a good processor. Mix yeast with 1/4 cup warm water and let proof. Combine yeast mixture, 1 1/4 cups of room temperature water and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Pour yeast mixture into food processor over the flour, pulsing until it forms smooth elastic ball. Place dough in an oil coated bowl for 2 hours until it has doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 450. Divide dough in half and spread one half onto greased cooking sheet. Top with desired ingredients and bake for 12-15 minutes until crust is lightly brown on the edges and cheese is bubbling.


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