This post is another Valentine’s Blog I wrote last year when I was just starting out blogging (and not many people were reading yet) I have decided they are worth another share and as I go through and re-read these posts I see photos that I did not label and other little things I did not do! I remember last year every post seemed like such a big endeavour! I have come a long way! I am much more confidant as I write now and I can put it all together much quicker! I made this pizza for my family on a Sunday evening (before I took my photography class) and my photos aren’t exactly amazing BUT this pizza is fantastic! We all love pizza night and if it is heart shaped…then even better.♥
February 2012 Post ♥
Our family loves to have homemade pizza in the winter! Don’t be intimidated by making dough. It is not hard to do and only requires a bit of preplanning. We like to make pizzas on a Sunday afternoon. It is definitely a favourite at our house.
Makes 5-6 individual pizzas that are about 6″ each or 2 pizzas that are 12-14″ each.
- 2 pkg. of powdered yeast
- 2/3 cups of warm water plus 4 more tbsp.
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 tsp. of salt
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
DIRECTIONS (photo directions to follow)
- Preheat oven to 375′
- Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl
- Knead for 5 minutes (form a ball with the dough and push down with the bottom of your hand and roll and repeat)
- Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with 2-3 towels and set in a warmer place (i put it on top of stove surface)
- Let rise for approximately 1 hour until it has doubled in size.
- Divide dough into 5-6 pieces and roll it out. It is stretchy so you can pull it thinner or leave it thicker if you like.
- Bake the dough for 5 minutes on its own.
- Add your toppings. Start first with pizza sauce, then add cheese (mozzarella) and then everything else.
- Bake for 15 minutes. The edges should be browning slightly.
- Let sit for a few minutes before slicing it up.
PEPPERONI TIPS – The first time I made the pepperoni we found it too undercooked. I have found the simplest way to cook it is in the microwave. I cut it thinly and place in on a paper towel on a plate and cook for 1 minute on high and then I turn it over and cook for 1 minute on the other side. From there I put it on the pizza. It is much nicer and some of the grease comes off too.
TOPPINGS –Here is what we like, but you can add anything;
- pepperoni, bacon, ham, chicken
- mozzarella,parmesan and feta
- onions, tomatoes, peppers
- oregano, hot peppers (only mu husband likes that)
Heart Pizza ♥ Delicious