Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Best Pizza Crust Ever

I can’t really take credit for this pizza crust since it is part of a pretzel bites recipe posted by The Beantown Baker. I pinned the link on pinterest and set out one day to make some delicious pretzel bites. Unfortunately I did not read the whole recipe before I started and what I assumed would be a 15-20 minute project turned out to take much longer than that. So of course I got about halfway through and decided to quit, my go to move in most situations, and tried the dough out as pizza dough instead.

It. Was. Delicious.

Now this is my go to recipe when trying to impress prospective couple friends and other lucky visitors. Here is the recipe complete with pictures. Enjoy!

1 stick of butter
2 cups of water
2 table spoons of brown sugar
1 package active dry yeast
5ish cups of all purpose flour

First you want to melt the stick of butter and put in a large bowl, add 2 cups of water, next add you r brown sugar and empty the package of yeast into the mixture. Stir it all around and let it sit for about 15 minutes. It will look something like this

After 15 minutes it should look like this

Now you want to add the flour. I usually dump 3 cups worth in right away and stir it up, than I slowly add more until the dough is sticking together as a ball. This is when I start mixing with my hands, I keep adding flour until it is at a consistency where it does not stick to my hands and then ball it into a lumpish and leave it at the bottom of the bowl. It should look something like this

Let it set for about an hour so it will rise. Then it will look like this

Now you can take chunks of dough and make whatever you want! Sometimes we make mini pizzas, calzones, we even threw a wad down and covered it with pesto and ate it like italian bread once. This stuff is delicious! I usually bake at around 375-400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Here's some pictures of what we've made

Mini pizza


Hope this recipe works for you, Enjoy!

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