Friday, February 4, 2011
The recipe is very basic, but John and I love throwing garlic powder and italian seasoning into the dry ingredients. It makes the dough very flavorful, and yes, it does emulate Trader Joe's herb pizza doughs they sell. Personally, I think ours tastes better but I might just be a bit biased. In fact, I told John we should just start selling flavored pizza doughs. Sundried tomato and basil, garlic and herb, there are so many combinations.
Serves: 1-16-inch pizza
1 package of active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water
1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons oil
For Trader Joe's-like flavored herb pizza, add 2 tablespoons of italian seasoning and one tablespoon of garlic powder.
First, combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water in a small bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. Put the dry ingredients in a food processor and process once until combined (we use the metal blade, not a bread attachment). Then, start the food processor and slowly pour in the yeast mixture. Let the dough work approximately 45 seconds to one minute. Then slowly pour in the oil and wait until the dough pulls away from the edges. I usually take it out and knead it once or twice. Then, roll out the dough to the shape desired; top with your favorite pizza toppings and put it in the oven. It takes about 15 minutes to bake in a 350 degree oven.
So easy! No fuss! If you're scared of dough recipes, even YOU can do this one. Best of all, it's light on the ingredient list. That's one of the reasons it makes it perfect for me and John on Friday nights.
Until the next time my oven is on...
Welcome! I'm Dani (aka the Growing Foodie), just a girl balancing her career and passion for all things edible in NYC. I hope you'll join me in my adventures in life, through food. (Click for More)
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