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Monday, September 19, 2011

His and Her Pizza

This past Saturday night was fun.  Some old co-workers and I went out for pedicures, dinner and ice cream.  Clearly, I was not excited about Coldstone Creamery, right?

My concoction was cake batter ice cream, graham crackers, caramel and pecans.  It was heavenly. 

Dinner was at Hu Hot (yum!) and clearly after a few drinks we were being loud and probably very annoying to our waitress.  Luckily we were in a back room.  We had a hair too much fun with some glasses that were left at the table next to us.

Totally 80's right?

Don't they look good? 

Back to reality yesterday.  The little miss came down with her first fever.  Boo.  She wanted to snuggle on my chest all night.  I was covered in snot and drool, but it was worth it.

Last night she tossed and turned most of the night, with neither of us sleeping well.  Naps today anyone? 

With her under the weather, the husband at work, it was pizza night for the little man and I.  His and her pizza.  Ham and cheese for him, ham, cheese, marinara and garlic for me.  This simple and easy pizza dough is so good, I though I needed to share.  It has that perfect crispy, yet chewy crust.

Classic Pizza Dough (for two individual pizzas)
1 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 t. yeast
1/2 -3/4 c. warm water

In a small bowl combine flour and salt.  In a measuring cup place warm water and yeast, stir to combine.  Let it sit for 5 minutes.  Pour into flour mixture slowly, adding just enough water to combine and make a sticky dough.  Cover with a towel and sit in a warm place for 45 minutes to an hour.

Preheat oven with a pizza stone on the top rack at 500 degrees (this is the key to a crispy crust!).  On a floured surface place dough and knead for a few minutes, until dough is workable and wants to spread into a crust.  With floured fingers press into an individual pizza size.  Top with desired toppings.

Transfer pizza to the hot pizza stone and bake for 8-10 minutes.

This pizza was the perfect size for me and the little man gobbled his up in under 10 minutes.  Success indeed.

Do you make your own pizza dough?

Would you like to comment?

  1. Hi, Ally...think I can do this...maybe I'll use it as bread, too! Another Ally :)

  2. OMG, love the first picture! And you know I loves my pizza - yours turned out really good!

    Okay, and now its Monday and I am already thinking about pizza - but I am having shrimp tacos for dinner, so that will have to do!

  3. Lets see it'd probably be like a 3 hour drive to your house...if I leave now I'd make it for dinner! Never had shrimp tacos!

  4. Cold Stone = amazing! I've made my own pizza dough in the past and prefer it when I have time.

  5. Jolene (Everydayfoodie)September 22, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    For some reason I am intimidated to make my own pizza dough. I have this big fear that it won't be as good as the delivery stuff and I will feel like I wasted my time.

  6. I`d like to make my own crispy pizza...I`ll give it a try.Thanks
    Your new follower, Meriem