Pizza Dough – Another for your liking!

This is a pizza dough I use quite frequently.  I make others too but this one makes a nice crust.  It is my “go to” pizza dough!  🙂

Pizza Dough

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Ingredients

1 3/4 cups water divided, 1/2 cup warm, remaining at tap temperature
2 1/4 teaspoons dry active yeast (1 envelope)
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Directions

1.  Measure 1/4 cup of warm tap water into 2-cup measuring cup. Sprinkle in yeast; let stand until yeast dissolves and swells, about 5 minutes.
2.  Add remaining 1/4 cup warm tap water plus remaining 1 1/4 cups(not warm, not cold) tap water and olive oil.
3.  While yeast is brewing, pulse flour and salt in food processor fitted with steel blade to combine.
4.  Add liquid ingredients to flour and pulse together until forms into ball, this takes 30-60 seconds.
5.  Turn dough onto lightly floured work surface; knead by hand with a few strokes to form smooth, round ball.
6.  Put dough into medium-large, oiled bowl, and cover with damp cloth. Let rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours. (Slice dough in half.  This is enough dough for 2 pizzas or 1 really big one! Bake your pizza!!)  OR
7.  I make this dough during the week.  I cut the ball in half or thirds and put each ball in a gallon storage bag sprayed with Pam and put in refrigerator.  I pull out of refrigerator about 2 hours before I need to use it.  Pizza anytime day or night! This works perfectly.  This is a really nice dough.  Simple and Delicious!!

Steak Pizza II

I was checking out my blog today.  I have some cleaning up to do as some of my posts lost the photos.  I didn’t realize how many pizza, dinner, cookie, cake and more recipes I have on here!!  I decided to start checking my blog for recipes to see if I can improve them or if they are delicious just the way they are.  Today I decided to try the steak pizza with a slightly different twist than the first one I made.  I also will be making a chicken pot pie and working on some cookies to send to my nephew for his birthday.  So, I shall start with Steak Pizza II.   I enjoyed my slice of pizza today.  Here is how simple it is to make a delicious pizza;

Steak Pizza II

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Ingredients

Pizza Dough

1-small red onion, sliced thin (I used 1/2 of the onion, it was large)
1-small red pepper, sliced thin (I used 1/2 of the red pepper, it was also quite large – mutant peppers!)
1-Steak, fried and sliced thin (You could grill or broil, however you like your steak cooked.  We like NY Strip)
2 slices of provolone cheese, cut in 1/2 inch strips
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Steak seasoning (I make my own.  I also enjoy McCormick Montreal Seasoning.)

Base for Pizza

2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil

Directions

1.  I fried my steak using my cast iron skillet.  Place 1 Tablespoon of canola oil in the skillet on medium high heat.  Add the steak, fry on each side 5-7 minutes.  Take out of skillet and let set for 5 minutes.  Slice into strips and then bite size pieces.
2.  For the base for the pizza, mix olive oil and garlic.  Brush the pizza dough with this mix.  Top with Steak Seasoning, basil and oregano.
3.  Top with slices of steak. NOvember 025 Add provolone and mozzarella cheeses.
4.  Top with onions and pepper.  NOvember 026Spread Parmesan cheese on top of onions and peppers.
5.  Bake at 475 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
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