Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pizza 101: regular crust

In today's lesson we will learn how to make a regular crust pizza.  We have made thin crust and deep dish, but now we need to learn how to make a regular thickness crust that is still crispy on the bottom and has a chewy crust.  Once you learn this crust, there will be no need to pick up that phone and call for mediocre delivery pizza.  
This is my greek pizza.  My bro and his wife make this pizza and suggested i try it.  It is delicious.  Lots of fresh veggies and the feta cheese is the perfect salty surprise on the pizza.  These toppings are heavy and the regular crust stands up to the challenge. 

The pizza is topped with olive oil, spinach sauteed with garlic and red pepper, roasted tomatoes and feta cheese. When I make regular crust, i always leave an inch of crust so I have a handle to eat my heavily topped pizza.

I use my basic dough recipe and it makes two 12 inch pizzas.  If you want more pizzas, double the recipe.  

Regular Crust Instructions:
  1. Start with the basic dough recipe and allow dough to rise.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  3. Split the dough in 2 pieces.
  4. Roll the dough to 12 inches round.
  5. Place dough on pizza pan that has been sprayed with oil. 
  6. Top pizza as you wish.
  7. Bake pizza for 10 minutes on the pan.
  8. Take pizza off the pan and finish cooking on the pizza stone for 3-8 minutes until the pizza reaches your desired crispness.  
  9. Cut pizza in pie pieces.  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

great basic recipe, the pizza looks heavenly

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