Happy Birthday Jason

 

 

We hosted our traditional pizza making party to celebrate Jason’s birthday this year.  It was also a great way to celebrate Melissa and Mike’s birthdays as well.  Our dough recipe hasn’t changed much but is copied below again- it’s crispy and flavorful.

 

Best Pizza Dough:

PART 1, Starter Dough:
1.)  Dissolve 2 TSP Sugar, 2/3 Cup Warm (not lukewarm- WARM) Water, add 2
yeast packets or equivalent.  mix and let stand for about 5 minutes till slightly foamy on top.

2.)  Then in your stand mixer with dough hook add 2 cups flour (bread flour makes a crispier dough) and slowly add the liquid.
3.) Beat well for 2 minutes.

PART 2, Dough:
4.)  Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a 1 cup measuring cup, add warm water to make 1 cup, set aside.

5.)  Add 3 cups flour and 1 TSP salt to the starter dough that is still in the mixer.

6.) Add in the 1 cup of butter/ water mix slowly in stand mixer until dough is formed (if it is
too wet add more flour, too dry add more warm water.) should come together in a nice clean ball.

7.) Let the mixer beat the dough really well for a few minutes and then form it into a ball within the mixing bowl, place a wet towel over it- let it rise in a warm environment and then beat it down at least 3 times before using the dough (every 1/2 hour to an hour).

Using the Dough:
8.)  Pinch a small hand full of dough per pizza, about a fist size.

9.) When you roll it out, flour the surface very well
Baking Pizza:
10.) Use corn meal on the pizza peal to transfer the pizza in to the oven onto a pizza stone

11.) Bake in hottest oven temp you can get! ( we do 550 for 5-7 minutes)

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