Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dough




Dough Dough...not to pay your bills with though :) Unless you were to have people pay you to make them dough :)...slick

Here is a super easy recipe to make dough for pizza, calzones....delish

I got this recipe off of AnnaMariaVolpi.com

1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 1/2 c warm water
3 1/2 c flour
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch of salt

Step 1:
In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast on the warm water, and stir to dissolve it. Set aside until the yeast starts forming bubbles in about 5 minutes.

Step 2:
Sift the flour. Pour the flour into a large bowl or on a work surface. Mold the flour in a mound shape with a hole in the center.

Step 3:
Pour in the center the yeast mix,olive oil, and a pinch of salt.


Step 4:
Using a spatula draw the ingredients together. Then mix with your hands to form a dough. Then knead the dough on a floured surface just til it no longer sticks to your hands...you can add some more flour if necessary.

Step 5:
Spread some olive oil in a bowl and place the dough ball into the bowl, cover with a towel and place in a dry, warm area for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Step 6:
Sprinkle some flour on your work surface take the dough out from the bowl, with a rolling pin begin to roll out the dough to form a large circle (according to her website you can also cut the dough into 3 equal amounts and make smaller pizzas).

Step 7:
Depending on whether you are making a calzone or a pizza add your ingredients as desired. When I make a calzone I only add ricotta and mozzarella for my husband (since that is all he likes). I add the ricotta only to the sides in 2 big scoops and then a bunch of mozzarella in the center. Fold over the side with no cheese on it and then pinch ends together. Take an egg white and brush it on the top of the calzone, add some fresh Parmesan cheese to the top and make sure to put a small hole in the top center of the calzone for the steam to escape.


Step 8:
Bake @ 425 for about 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

Step 9:
Enjoy!

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  2. As the official taste tester I will have to say that this is my favorite dish. I personally enjoy eating the melted cheese that is on top of the calzone, it really gives the calzone an authentic look.

    The husband

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