Feb 06 2007
I came across this delicious little dish on the Cooking For Engineer’s Blog…it’s one of his Test Recipes, but in my eyes, it’s perfect! I love making my own pizza dough, and I’ve been using the same recipe for a while now, but it just never satisfied me. It wasn’t fluffy enough, or thick enough, or crispy enough, and the crust was a joke. All it did was allow me to make pizza so I wouldn’t just have to eat the pizza ingredients out of a bowl with a spoon! To top it off, my old recipe took much more planning since the dough needs to rise for 2 hours.
Cooking For Engineers, thank you, you’ve made my day!
So far, I’ve made this pizza twice and both times it came out perfect. I did do some tweaking since I don’t have a microwave and I wanted a quick tomato sauce…all the information is in the recipe bellow, but you can find the original here.
2 2/3 Cups of Flour
7 grams of dry Yeast (1 packet)
½ teaspoon of Salt
8 ounces of Milk
2 + 1 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
2 teaspoons of Sugar
Preheat oven to 95°C (200°F) and then turn off. In a mixer bowl (I used the one that attaches into my KitchenAid mixer…see my Culinary Store for more information), combine flour, yeast, and salt. In a small sauce pan, heat-up to about 43°C (110°F), but do not bring to a boil, the milk, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and sugar. Set your mixer bowl into your mixer with the dough hook in place, and turn it on to kneed. Slowly pour in the milk mixture, and then turn the speed up to 6 and let it kneed for 5 minutes. Remove the dough from the bowl and shape it into a ball. Lightly grease a bowl with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place the ball of dough in the greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough stand in the pre-warmed oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and divide the dough in half.
¼ Cup of Tomato Paste
2 Tablespoons of Water
dash of Salt, Pepper, Garlic powder, and Onion Powder
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. Add more tomato paste for a thicker consistency, or more water for a thinner consistency.
2 9″ Pie dishes
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 Cup of grated Gouda cheese (or Mozzarella)
8 slices of Pepperoni or Salami
4 fresh mushrooms
other ingredients that I’ve tried are green bell pepper and bacon (just top it with what you love!)
Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Place the pepperoni on 1 or 2 paper towels and place in the oven while it’s preheating. Let it heat up for about 5minutes. This should help remove any excess oil that would otherwise sit on top of your pizza. Remove from oven and continue with recipe.
Coat each pie dish with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. On a floured surface, roll pizza dough out into a circle that is just slightly larger than the pie dish (the dough should slightly come up the edges of the pie dish, but not go over the edge when placed in). Lay the dough into the oiled pie dish. Coat the dough with pizza sauce, but don’t coat the edges so that you still have crust. Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce. Layer on your toppings, and then bake for 20 minutes.
Makes 2 pizzas: 1 serving per adult or 2 servings per child per pizza.