Monday, August 31, 2009

We LOVE pizza in our house. We seriously could eat it twice a week for the rest of our lives and be completely happy... In fact, Bryan always says that if he ever gets so rich that he never has to work, he'll go get himself a job at a pizza place! (In college he was the "dough boy" - person who makes the pizza dough - each night for Pier 49 Pizza and it seriously was his favorite job ever!)

SO we've been trying to make a good "homemade" pizza for years now but have never had much success at making it taste DELICIOUS until now. We've had it taste GOOD and maybe sometimes even REALLY GOOD, but never AWESOME or JUST LIKE DELIVERY! The crust was never anything special... But after we pulled it from the oven Friday night and took our first bite, we knew we had finally nailed it.

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I found the recipe online here. I made the dough in my breadmachine, then rolled it out on the pan and threw some Ragu pizza sauce on it... Then we all made our own half of a pizza using Mozzerella Cheese, Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Mushrooms, Olives, and/or Pineapple. DELISH!

Pizza Hut Style Pizza Dough
1 1/3 cups water
2 tsp sugar
1 1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp cornmeal
3 1/4 cups flower
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp yeast

Add ingredients to bread machine and run dough setting. After machine beeps, roll out the dough.
Prebake the crust with a drizzle of olive oil on it at 450 degrees for ten minutes (I actually did it for 5 minutes). Remove crust and add sauce and toppings. Place into oven for another ten to fifteen minutes or until golden and bubbly.