Hi! I’m back, but this time with pizza! I have already told you about my personal project in my cupcake post, so I’m just going to get started on the pizza recipe.
So today I made Sicilian pizza dough using the recipe at the bottom of this post. Sicilian pizza dough is very sticky and gooey, so prepare for quite the clean-up.
To make the dough, first put all dry ingredients in the bowl and stir well. It will look something like this when stirred.
Then add wet ingredients, mix it well, and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then oil the counter with olive oil and pull the dough onto the counter. cover with the bowl and let rest another five minutes. After it has rested, take off the bowl and flatten it a very tiny bit. Then fold in all four of the sides, flip it over, and cover it with the bowl to rest another 5 minutes. Repeat this three more times, and then divide it in half.
Then prepare the pan. Smear olive oil all over the pan, and then cover in parchment paper. Finally, oil the parchment paper and you are good to go.
Take one of the halves of dough and place it in the pan. Spread it out by using your fingertips to rapidly push the borders of the dough outwards until it starts springing back. Then let it rest for five minutes. Repeat this until it fits the pan. Then put a little of your favourite pizza sauce on it and top as you like.
When I baked the first pizza, I forgot to prepare the pan with parchment paper and it stuck to the pan. So just saying, don’t forget to prep the baking pan. But, even though it stuck, it still tasted delicious, and me and my dad had a lot of fun photographing it. Oh, that brings me to another thing. My dad took the photos of me making the dough and things, because my hands were all gooey and covered in pizza dough. We had a lot of fun, despite the fact that I was tomato red from a sunburn. I think you will have a lot of fun making this too.
4½ cups unbleached bread flour (or normal flour, it works great too)
1¼ teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon instant yeast 1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups water, room temperature.
You can use any substitutions or variations as you want, it is a very simple recipe.I would also like to mention that this recipe is not mine. The recipe belongs to Peter Reinhart, who teaches the Perfect Pizza class on Craftsy. I am using it for a school project, and I do not claim to have created it. Anyways, I really hope you enjoy the pizza, because my family and I really did.
I am currently in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and have been here for nearly three weeks now. I are pretty settled in, and am enjoying having my own room. If anyone is wondering why I am sunburned, I went swimming the day before I made this pizza, and turned red as tomato sauce :D. Life in general is going well, so look forward to my next post.