Jun 23, 2009

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

A few friends asked me for this recipe. My SIL and I found this and LOVE it!! I can't remember where we got it from though. Please be sure to read it all the way through BEFORE you start. This is super fun for the kids to do with you!! We like to cut the mounds smaller, like 4 or 5, and then each person can have their own pizza! Oh, and one more lil thing... If you like stuffed crust, all you have to do is use string cheese! Half the strings then roll it in the sides. Try it, you'll love it! Have Fun! ; )

  • 2 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Envelope Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Cup of Warm Water
  • 1 Can Pizza Sauce(left over spaghetti sauce works too)
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Your Favorite Toppings
Pour warm water, yeast, and sugar into small bowl, stir with fork, set aside. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and olive oil. Mix the dough until it comes together. Add a small handful of flour a bit at a time as needed. Spread flour onto the counter, and dump out the dough. Knead until it doesn't stick to your fingers. Rub a bowl with olive oil. Put dough in and cover securely with plastic wrap. Let it sit in a warm spot for about an hour. Gently punch dough once. Place dough on floured surface. Cut dough into 3 equal pieces. With your palm, roll each piece against the table to form a mound. Cover with a damp towel or plastic, and let rest 5min. Roll out the dough to about the size of a dinner plate and just under 1/4 inch thick. Put on baking sheet. Then with the back of a spoon, spread out about 1/4 Cup of pizza sauce over the inner crust. Then add toppings. Place in a 475 degree oven. Bake until the cheese is melted and gooey, and the crust is nicely browned. About 15 to 18 min.
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1-1/2 Cups fresh strawberries, sliced (about 1 pint with a few left over

1 cup granulated sugar, divided

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 eggs

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)

Preheat over to 350. Lightly grease and flour a standard glass loaf pan (8x5"). Rinse, core and slice the strawberries, place in a small bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar. In a large mixing bowl, blend together the remaining sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until foamy, then add the vanilla extract and melted butter. Make sure the melted butter isn't too hot -- just barely melted. Stir in the strawberries. Combine the two mixtures, blending until the dry ingredients are moistened. Scrape the batter into the pan and bake for 60-70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the pan from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before removing the bread from the pan.

Yield: 1 loaf
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Banana Bread

This is my Banana Bread recipe that Camp Director Winnie talked about in the Campfire Chat today. I had written it quickly for a Ravelry post, so excuse the rushed way it's written.

2 lg. eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup veg oil
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg (or mace if want milder)
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sour cream
1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans!)

Preheat to 350
grease/flour 2 loaf pans
sift together baking soda and powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, set aside
in another bowl or mixer, beat eggs, sugar, oil. add vanilla
blend in bananas
add flour mix all at once to wet ingredients
when combined, add sour cream and optional nuts
pour half batter into one pan, half into another (these will be flat loaves that will not spill over) Bake for 40 minutes
Check. The loaves are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

If browning too fast, put tin foil over top for last 10 mins. cool in pan 10 mins, then cool on wire rack.
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