Monday, 12 January 2009
Use the pizza crust from the previous recipe and you have real fast food!
Prebake crust (without sauce or toppings) in 450ºF oven for 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack. After prebaking, wrap crust airtight and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 4 to 6 weeks. To bake: thaw frozen crust at room temperature for 30 minutes. Spread with sauce and toppings and bake at 450ºF for 12 to 14 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.
Izza is everyones favourite fast food and made this way you can provide a pizza of take away quality with very little work. I have made my own pizza pans by drilling holes in two old mettal pizza pans - now we have crispy crusts everytime! You can vary the filling to include onions, garlic, muchrooms or what ever takes your fancy - ham and oineapple always go down well with my family! DOUGH 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 package instant Rise Yeast 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 cup water 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil Cornmeal SAUCE 1 6-ounce can tomato paste 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon spaghetti sauce seasoning or basil and other herbs to taste TOPPINGS 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese or other cheese 4 ounces thinly sliced pepperoni or salami 1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives -- well drained 2 sliced pimientos or green peppers 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) Set aside 1 cup all-purpose flour. In large bowl, mix remaining flours, undissolved yeast and salt. Heat water and oil until hot to touch (125 to 130ºF); stir into dry mixture. Mix in enough reserved flour to make stiff dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. In small bowl, combine tomato paste, water and seasoning. Divide dough in half. Roll and stretch each to a 13-inch circle. Place on 2 (12-inch) round pizza pans or 2 baking sheets, greased and sprinkled with cornmeal. Shape edge into standing rim of dough. Spread sauce and toppings on pizzas, dividing evenly. Bake at 450ºF for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Cut into wedges to serve.