1 pkg active dry yeast (or 2 ¼t)
½ teaspoon salt
1C warm water (120-130 degrees)
2T cooking oil or olive oil
Flaxseed – a few T’s full (optional)
1. In a large mixing bowl combine 1 ¼C of the flour, the yeast, and salt; add warm water and oil. I like to add some flaxseed to mine too (sneak in some healthy stuff!) Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 secs, scraping the bowl. Beat on high speed for 3 mins. Using a wooden spoon stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
2 .Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6-8 mins). Divide dough in half, Cover, let rest for 10 min. *You can freeze half the dough – just cover in plastic (keep it air-tight) and freeze.
Make desired pizza and bake accordingly:
Thin crust pizza: 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until light brown. Makes two 12-in pans.
Pan pizza: Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled in size (30-45 mins). Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 mins or until light brown. Makes two 12-in pans.
(Recipe is from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book)
For a printable version of the pizza recipe click HERE
1C Hummus spread (Flavored hummus is awesome. Any brand of hummus will do.)
1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 ½C sliced bell peppers
1C shredded monterey jack cheese
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. Make pizza crust above, as for a Pan Pizza.
3. Cube the chicken breast. Saute in a skillet with a few dollops of hummus, saute until cooked completely through.
4. Roll out crust and place on baking sheet or pizza pan (sprinkling a layer of corn meal on the pan first). Spread a layer of hummus over the crust. Arrange bell peppers and chicken, top with shredded cheese.
5. Bake for 10-15 mins until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted in the center.
Who knew pizza could be so healthy?? And for the last time…yes, my pizza was hideous.