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#1 Thu 06 Nov 08 12:49pm


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pizza making/step by step procedure


Easy Pizza Dough Recipe - Info
   Category    Dough
Servings    3-4
Preparation    20 Minutes (+2 hours rising time)
Baking Time    20 Minutes
Difficulty    Easy

Ingredients Required
•    1 cup of warm water (105F)
•    3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
•    2 tablespoons of olive oil
•    2 teaspoons of honey
•    1 teaspoon of salt
•    1 teaspoon of yeast

Step by Step Procedure
Put warm water (80 to 110°F) into a bowl. Add salt and honey and mix with a spoon. Add yeast, mix and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Gradually add flour and olive oil and start mixing.
When the mixture gets too heavy to mix, start kneading the dough with your hands.
Knead the dough until you have a smooth ball. If the dough cracks it is too dry. Add water bit by bit until if forms a nice coherent ball. If your dough feels more like batter, it is too wet and you need to add flour bit by bit. If you need to add water or flour, do it by small amounts.
Coat the dough with olive oil, place it in a large bowl and cover it with kitchen wrap or a grocery bag. Let the dough rise for about an hour at room temperature,  then push it down again so it deflates. Let it sit for about another hour. If you want to use it the next day, put it in a refrigerator.
Put the dough on a lightly floured surface, put a bit of flour on top and make it into the shape of a pie by stretching it out from the centre outwards. Use a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/4" thick. Punch some holes in the dough with a fork to let the air escape while the pizza is in the oven
Put on your pizza sauce of choice.
Put on your favourite pizza toppings.
Bake the pizza in you oven at 400 - 450° F for about 20 to 25 minutes until the crust is light brown.

Additional Information
•    You get better results when you use a pizza baking stone. The pizza stone should be preheated to 450F for an hour prior to baking, and should be placed in the middle of the oven
Pizza : Cooked Pizza Sauce - Info
Category    Sauce
Servings    12'' Pizza (2-4)
Preparation    25 Minutes
Cooking Time    0 Minutes
Difficulty    Easy-Medium

Ingredients Required
•    2 tablespoons olive oil
•    1/4 Cup chopped onions
•    1 tablespoon minced garlic
•    3 Italian plum tomatoes, peeled and minced
•    3 oz. canned tomato paste
•    2 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
•    1/2 Teaspoon Salt
•    1/4 Black Pepper
•    1/2 Stick Unsalted Butter, sliced

Step by Step Procedure
1.    Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat.
2.    Sauté the onions in oil for 1 minute.
3.    Stir in garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning.
4.    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
5.    Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
6.    Reduce the heat to low and stir in butter pieces.
7.    When the butter is half melted, remove the skillet from heat and continue stirring until thoroughly incorporated.

Pizza : BBQ Chicken Pizza - Info
Category    Toppings
Servings    12'' Pizza (2-4)
Preparation    90 Minutes
Cooking Time    8-10 Minutes
Difficulty    Easy-Medium

Ingredients Required
BBQ Chicken Pieces
•    10 oz. boneless/skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
•    1 Tbs. olive oil
•    2 Tbs. favourite BBQ sauce
•    1 recipe Thin Crust Dough
For the Pizza:

•    Cornmeal, semolina, or flour for handling
•    1/2 cup favourite BBQ sauce (a spicy − sweet sauce works best)
•    2 Tbs. shredded smoked Gouda cheese
•    2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
•    1/4 small red onion, sliced into 1/8−inch pieces
•    2 Tbs. chopped fresh chopped fresh cilantro

Step by Step Procedure
To make BBQ Chicken:
1.    In a large frying pan, cook the chicken in olive oil over medium − high heat until just cooked, 5-6 minutes. Do not overcook.
2.    Set aside in the refrigerator until chilled through.
3.    Once chilled, coat the chicken with BBQ sauce; set aside in the refrigerator.
To make pizza:
1.    Place the pizza stone in the centre of the oven and preheat to 500 degrees F. for one hour before cooking pizzas.
2.    Use a large spoon to spread BBQ sauce evenly over the surface of the prepared dough within the rim.
3.    Sprinkle smoked gouda cheese over the sauce.
4.    Cover with 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella.
5.    Distribute the chicken pieces evenly over the cheese.
6.    Place the pieces of red onion over the surface.
7.    Sprinkle an additional 1/4 cup mozzarella over the top of the pizza.
8.    Transfer the pizza to the oven; bake until the crust is crisp and golden and the cheese at the centre is bubbly, 8 to 10 minutes.
9.    When the pizza is cooked, carefully remove it from the oven; sprinkle 1 Tbs. cilantro over the hot surface.
10.    Slice and serve

This is how to make pizza!
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