Sunday, September 18, 2011

Uncle Tony's Pizza Crust

From This Week for Dinner


3 C flour
1 t salt
1 T or 1 pkg yeast dissolved in 1/4 C warm water
1 T sugar
1 C cold water plus 1 T olive oil, mixed

In mixer, blend altogether. Let rest for 20 min. Knead and roll out and let rise again for 10 min.  Spread with oil or sauce, toppings, cheese.  Bake 425 for 25 min.  Cover pizza dish with sprinkled cornmeal before spreading out dough.  A little tip: the stickier the dough the crispier the crust.

*I one and 1/2'd this recipe and it was perfect for 2 large pizzas.

Italian Chicken Panini Pizza

From This Week for Dinner

*This was a great idea for pizza--dressing for the sauce.  I really liked it--Jeff liked it better than the pepperoni I made for the kids, but after the first piece, I caught him pulling off the spinach (daddies and their veggies!).

Uncle Tony's Pizza Crust or anther pizza crust that you like
Light Italian Dressing (I used Ken's)
1-2 grilled chicken breasts, sliced (marinated in Italian dressing before grilling and seasoned with salt & pepper)
1-2 tomatoes, sliced (I actually used a handful of cherry tomatoes sliced)
couple handfuls of fresh spinach
mozzarella cheese (or a combination of monterey jack cheese & Parmesan)

1.  Prepare crust.  Spread 2-3 T of Italian dressing on crust.  Top with spinach, chicken, tomatoes, and cheese.

2.  Bake in the oven on a pizza stone with your oven at 500 degrees, about 8-10 minutes or until crust browns and cheese is bubbly.