Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pizza crust for a smaller pizza

If you go to 'Main Meals' in the Recipes tab, you'll find two recipes for Pizza Crust: here and here. They are both good recipes. They make delicious crusts. But, I wanted a smaller pizza for just Tom and I. I have a bright red 12-inch Fiestaware pizza pan,


and it is just the right size for us. I wish I could tell you where I got the recipe from, but I didn't note it down. What I did note is that it makes a fantastic crust and it is the one I now use exclusively if making supper for the two of us.

Pizza Crust

In the food processor, mix:

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1 package dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 Tablespoon rosemary
1 garlic clove, put through garlic press
1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt

Then add and mix again until dough forms (just a few seconds):

6 Tablespoons warm milk (don't have to heat; just let it sit out a few minutes)
6 Tablespoons warm water
3 Tablespoons olive oil

Put a little olive oil in a bowl.
Put in dough and roll it around a bit.
Cover with damp cloth and put in the oven, with the temperature off and the oven light on until it doubles - an hour or so.
Put it on greased pie plate and let rise a little more.

Top with sauce and cheese, and any vegetables (either raw or lightly sautéed) you wish.
Bake in preheated 375º oven for about half an hour.

As I have noted previously, Tom is the cheese man around here. I've never liked it so my side is cheese-free.


10 comments:

  1. No cheese? gasp!

    Looks delicious. I've never been sucessful with yeast, except in the bread machine.

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  2. Looks delicious, but I'll take the two slices with cheese, please! :)

    I was planning to make homemade pizza this week, so I'll have to try your recipe now. Thanks, Nan!

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  3. These look wonderful! I love recipes for crust, because - cheese aside - crust can really make or break the pizza! Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. Nan, that looks DELICIOUS. I had to laugh, because in my "Nan and Tom household," we have a half-cheese and half-no-cheese pizza too! Isn't that funny? Only I am the one that loves cheese, and Tom (and actually Matt too) are resolutely anti-cheese. I find our little coincidences quite amusing. Thanks too for the post on your Nikon camera. I am in the market for a new digital camera, and was afraid to get the one everyone recommends (Canon Rebel) because I don't want to fuss, and I want something compact and able to put in a purse. Your review was very helpful and I now have that Nikon on my wish list! Be well! (Thanks for your kind comment on my poem.)

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  5. The crust looks really good. When it's done right that's my favorite part of the pizza!

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  6. I can hear the crunching of the crust when you bite it, and smell the pizza by just looking at the pictures!! My pizza crust is a lot less elaborate, it just consists of white flour, water, salt and yeast (that's how I learnt it from my Sicilian ex-mother-in-law). Must make pizza soon again :-)

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  7. That pizza looks yummy! I have to say I do love the cheese though. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

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  8. Raidergirl, I know. Most people feel the same way. The yeast works fine just mixing it in. This is the stuff I use in the pizza and bread machine:
    http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/saf-red-instant-yeast-16-oz

    Les, most people do! I think you'll like the crust. It is really wonderful.

    Rhapsody in books, I agree, which is why I don't care for store or restaurant pizza. All three crusts I've posted are good ones. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

    Nan, it is like we are in mirror universes! I'm stunned. Give your Tom and Matt a high five from me! I don't know ANYONE who doesn't eat cheese on pizza. They are now my pizza friends. :<) And I love my little camera.

    Staci, ah, a bread girl like me. ;<)

    Librarian, it is a bit 'elaborate' but honestly took no time to mix up. I like the garlic and rosemary especially.

    Sherri, it is delicious - even 'my' side!

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  9. Hi Nan, I'm a little late commenting but I'm glad you decided to continue to journal online. I like the picture at the top. What is that seed pod? I have one sitting on my desk that I picked at a nature preserve but I don't know what it is. Also, do you bake your pizza in the Fiesta pan? I just bought a Fiesta pan 'cuz I looked at the crust in your picture. I want a crust like that!
    Also, how is your daughter's house coming along?--Catherine Mary

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  10. Catherine Mary, how very nice to hear from you!! The picture is of milkweed. Yes, I do bake the pizza in the pan. I love Fiestaware!! I think it is great that you bought yourself one.
    Just before I read your comment, I posted the latest update on the house. Great minds. ;<)

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