Friday, July 13, 2012

Upper Crust

What are you eating this Summer?  

I'm trying to find the perfect pizza crust recipe.  This one is from a new baking book I picked up at the thrift store.  It made a lovely thin cracker crust that tasted like an English milk biscuit.  Try it and tell me what you think!

Pizza Dough:
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2/3 cup warm milk (110 degrees Fahrenheit)
1 package (about 1 TBS active dry yeast)
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons olive oil

To make dough:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Stir sugar into warm milk and sprinkle with yeast.  Let stand 5 minutes or until the surface is frothy.  Stir gently to moisten any dry particles remaining on top.  Sift flour and salt into a large bowl.  Pour in yeast mixture and oil, combining with flour to make a dough.  On a floured surface, knead dough until smooth, 5 to 10 minutes.  Grease 2 baking sheets.  Roll out dough into 2 7-inch rounds.  Place on greased baking sheets.  Top with sauce, cheese, and toppings of your choice.  Bake 40 minutes or until edges of pizzas are lightly browned.  Serve hot.

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