For Christmas I received this awesome Cuisinart food processor.
We received one for our wedding many years ago, but it didn't make it with our last move. I forgot how great it was, until we started using our immersion blender for making things like raw energy bars. Anyways, I love it - thanks K! Last night we made pizza dough, a request from Munchkin for his "100 Lessons" and becoming a reader (stay tuned for an explanation...).
Here's a very simple and delicious (and easy if you have a Cuisinart food processor) recipe for pizza dough:
In a bowl or measuring cup combine:
1 package active dry yeast
1 1/4 c warm water (105-115deg F)
1 tsp sugar
Dissolve yeast and sugar in water. Let stand until foamy, about 3-5 minutes.
Insert dough blade and to the food prep bowl add:
3 1/3 c flour
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
With food processor running, slowly add yeast and sugar water to flour and salt. Continue on dough setting until ball forms. If you do not have a food processor or stand mixer, knead by hand for 10 minutes or until dough is elastic.
Coat dough evenly with:
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Transfer dough to plastic food storage bag and seal top. Let dough rise in warm place for about 45 minutes.
Place dough on floured surface and punch down, let rest 5-10 minutes. Roll into desired crust sizes and place on lightly greased baking pans or pizza stones.
Top with favorite toppings.
Makes 1 1/2 pounds.
Prep time about 5-10 minutes, plus 55 minutes rising and resting, 5 minutes assembly and 10 minutes baking.
Bake in preheated oven at 450 for 10 minutes.