Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mable's Pizza Dough

This recipe is especially for Lucky over at The Great Motorcycle and Pizza Tour. When I was young my best friend's mother made large quantities of pizza dough, pressed it into pans, and put it in the freezer for future pizzas, covering each one with plastic wrap and possibly foil, from what I can remember. They were a teenager's dream. We would take one out and let it thaw slightly, put on the sauce, cheese and other toppings, and bake it. The recipe mentions keeping the dough in the refrigerator. Then you can use as needed. I guess it would keep a few days. This amount makes one pizza.

Here is Mable's recipe:

1/2 cup warm water
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cup flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in sugar, salt and oil. Add 1/2 of the flour and beat until smooth. Stir in additional flour. Turn out on lightly floured board. Knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl and brush with soft shortening or oil. Cover and place in the refrigerator. Remove and warm 15 minutes, then press out into pizza pan. Brush a little olive oil on the top before adding the sauce. Bake at 425 degrees until done.


Camron said...

Hi Becky!
Sorry I've been absent from the blogoshpere for a while... I'm trying to get back to some degree of a normal posting schedule...
I was wondering if this crust would be like a thin crispy or more of a thick crust? I'm looking for one to base some grilled pizza off of.
I kind of consider myself to be a biker's gourmet lol. j/k, but I do like to cook good biker food. I just did some awesome pork ribs yesterday for the holiday.
Hope all is well & I'm glad to see you're still riding.
Catch you on the road,

Becky said...

Camron: Good to hear from you! I haven't been keeping up for quite a while, but still intend to blog in the future. I'm still riding but had a back injury so had to take a small break. I've started taking short rides so I'm back in the saddle. From what I can remember this made a thin crust. You can make cut the dough in half and make 2 smaller pizzas to throw on the grill....sounds like wonderful biker food.