4 CU Flour
4 tsp Yeast
4 tbl EVOO (Olive Oil)
4 tsp sugar
4 shakes of salt
Basil (dried good, fresh better)
1 CU (four 1/4 cups) VERY warm water
(AS) = Adult Step
- Put water into a glass bowl
- Add Sugar to water
- Add Yeast to water
- Stir four times briefly to dissolve
- Cover and let rest while you get the sauce ready (SEE RECIPE)
- After Sauce is ready, put liquid into Kitchen Aid*
- Add flour and continue mixing until thick like pudding
- Shake Salt and Olive Oil into the pudding
- Mince and add 12 leaves basil, or add 4 large pinches of dried basil
- (AS) Continue to add flour until the dough ball is tacky (but not sticky) and a finger impression pressed into the dough mostly bounces back.
- (AS) Once dough is completed, remove, coat with oil, cover with large damp towel, and allow to rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.
- (AS) Clean up from previous step, and prepare your work area for the next step
Rinse dishes, clean counter top, sprinkle with corn meal
- Get out four individual rising bowls and coat lightly with solid Crisco
- (AS) In 20 minutes remove dough, cut into half, then half again, making four pieces.
- Fold each dough ball three or four times, and recreate a ball.
- Cover with a few drops of oil, and let rise in small rising bowls for 20 minutes
- In 20 minutes halve each dough ball for small pizzas, or use “as is” for a larger pizza.
- Spread corn meal lightly on the kitchen counter
- Flatten balls with your hands, turning/slipping frequently
- (OPT) Keep flattening and if you want a thin crust pizza, “dock” sheet with a fork
- (Cut in circle) Put on metal personal pizza pans
- Cover with sauce
- Cover with desired toppings
- Cover lightly with cheese
- Set oven to 400 degrees
- As each pizza is finished put pan over very low flame for four minutes
- SET TIMER for stove top process so it doesn’t burn
- Put into oven after four minutes on the stovetop.
- Cook for ten minutes in oven (SET TIMER) at 400 degrees
- Let cool 5 minutes before removing and cutting – Serve hot
* If you don’t have a Kitchen Aid, do this by hand. Consider using your points from a credit card program to get a Kitchen Aid if you do a lot of cooking.
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