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Saturday, September 5, 2009


I finally got around to trying this new pizza crust recipe. To me, baking the crust a little at first keeps it from being "doughy" after adding the toppings.
I used a little rosemary, along with fresh onions, chopped garlic and sliced tomatoes. Next time, I am leaving the rosemary off.
Brush the crust with some olive oil, then add the sauce, chopped veggies, cheese, and last the pepperoni. Next time I'll put the veggies on top of the pepperoni.
The crust was crisp, and yet tender. Add lots of chipped pepper, and enjoy! So this is my new pizza crust for a while--not my invention, but Williams-Sonoma's.
1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 C warm water
1 C cake flour
1 C or more all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
2 T olive oil
1. Mix the yeast, sugar, and salt in the water, and let stand until the yeast is dissolved.
2. Add the oil, and cake flour, and mix with the dough hook.
3. Gradually add the all purpose flour, and continue mixing and adding flour until a soft dough is formed.
4. Turn out on a floured board and knead thoroughly.
5. I put the dough in a Tupperware covered bowl to rise; the bowl acts like a proofing oven.
6. After it has doubled, put the ball of dough in a greased pizza pan, and press it to cover the bottom and form "sideboard." Bake at 425 until lightly browned.
7. Add your favorite sauce, and toppings. Bake again until done.
I like it!


  1. Ahhhh, the cake flour is the difference! Looks really good!

    My favorite pizza is from MacKenzie River Pizza, here in's called the Thai Pie, and it has spicy peanut sauce, grilled chicken, onions, red peppers, mandarine oranges, white cheese blend, cilantro and peanuts on it. I've been trying to duplicate it at home, with limited success.

    When Maggie asks what the meat is, I tell her "weed rat". Much like Calvin and Hobbes, she thinks that's very cool and digs in. Gramps would've loved her!

  2. Oh, Rosie! It looks so good!! We will have to diet like crazy and then try this recipe next summer when you come. I think you should teach cooking classes to adults who would appreciate it! Do it as a side line. Maybe it will go somewhere!
    Isn't it fun to bake, cook, and the whole shmear!
    Love you.