My parents bought me a Cuisinart Food Processor for Christmas (more than a year ago) and I finally got around to trying it out. (Add two things to the 100 Days of Failure page!) The main reason I asked for the food processor was to try the pizza dough recipe in Amy Dacyczyn’s The Complete Tightwad Gazette. We like pizza and I wanted to find a good and quick dough recipe.
I love it!
The recipe is basic and easy. I top it with our family favorites – Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce, pepperoni, green olives and mozzarella. YUM. It even received the “Caroline Seal of Approval” which is no small feat!
So here is the recipe, slightly adapted by me.
1/2 to 3/4 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
1 Tbsp (or package) of dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
Combine 1/4 cup warm water, yeast and sugar. Wisk briefly to dissolve the yeast. Let stand about five minutes until bubbly.
Place flour, salt and olive oil in food processor. Process for 5 seconds with steel blade.
Add yeast mixture to the food processor and blend for 10 seconds.
With processor on, slowly add the remaining warm water through the feed tube. Add until the dough forms a ball and the sides of the bowl become clean. Continue processing until the ball goes around approximately 25 times.
Turn dough ball onto a greased pizza pan. Cover with a bowl and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
Spread dough on pizza pan. Add sauce and toppings.
Bake at 425 degrees for 13-20 minutes. Pizza is done when crust is lightly golden and cheese is melted.