Friday, October 7, 2011

Garlic and Herb Pizza Crust

Who doesn’t love a good ole homemade pizza? I wanted to share with you an easy recipe to make your own crust. You may think you don’t have the time to whip up your own pizza crust but you’re in for a treat. You probably have most of the 6 ingredients already in your panty.
I decided to go to one of my happy places for some fresh shrimp for a pesto shrimp pizza.
Look at that shrimp!
To make the crust start by mixing together yeast and warm water in a small bowl.
Mix all other ingredients in larger bowl.
Add the yeast and mix well. Once ingredients are mixed well, form dough into a ball. Place a damp towel over bowl and set aside for 20 min.
After dough has set for 20 min. Fold dough and few times then roll out on pizza pan. As you can tell I’m a fan of square pizza.
Drizzle a little olive oil on crust and top with your favorite ingredients and bake. Bake 400 degrees for about 15 to 20 min or when cheese is melted.
I love pizza and I think this is one of my favorites. I used fresh pesto that was given to me by my friend Lacey’s mom. Thanks Lacey’s mom!!

Garlic and Herb Pizza Crust
1 Cup of Warm Water
1 Tablespoon for sugar
1 Packet of Active Yeast
3 Tablespoons of olive oil (or garlic flavored grapeseed oil)
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon of garlic salt
1 Teaspoon of oregano
2 1/2 Cup flour (I used 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white)

1. In small bowl mix together yeast and warm water and set aside
2. Mix together all other ingredients. Then add yeast. Mix together well then form into a ball.
3. Place damp towel over bowl and set aside for 20 min.
4. Using your hands work the dough folding it several times. Roll dough out and form into pizza pan.
I’m experimenting today.
I entered the Cornbread festival and I’m trying to perfect my recipe. Lets hope it’s good!!