Pizza is what's for dinner. Here's how I normally make it... but tonight I'm cheating. Freschetta is in the oven as we speak.
1.) Mix up dough in bread maker. Recipe:
For 1.5lb ball of dough
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups all purpose flour (I use two cups of whole wheat and one of all purpose)
1 1/2 tsp Bread Machine Yeast
1 cup water
2 tbsp Olive Oil
Dump all of the ingredients into the bread machine and run it through a dough cycle. Sometimes for mine I have to watch it ball it up because sometimes it's too wet or too dry (I blame it on the humidity). If it's too wet/dry, i just add flour or water until it mixes into about the right consistency. This is what you should have after the dough cycle (on my machine that's an hour and a half).
2.) When it's done in the bread machine, roll it out into a pizza shape. I put it on a floured surface and knead it a few times first, roll it out then I put it on a lightly floured pizza stone, like this:
4.) Carefully transfer the pizza from the stone to the racks in the oven. Put a cookie sheet under the pizza to catch any drippings and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly (I usually bake it for 15-25 minutes. But I always start checking it at 15 minutes)
And there you have it. My usual pizza! :-)
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