I gave the old friend a face lift; my old pizza crust has a new face. But don’t worry, everything stayed the same except the flour. One day I was almost out of all-purpose so I put in some bread flour. Wow! The crust was superior and henceforth I will use 1-1/2 cups of bread flour with 1 cup of all-purpose flour. For those who prefer a thin crust pizza, continue to use the regular flour. It will be still delicious. We are crust people and we are changed it up a bit.
The recipe still makes two wonderful 12-inch pizzas. When I double the recipe, I often end up with extra dough. I shape the unused dough into a loaf and let it rise until it doubles. Then I bake it at 400F and presto we have Italian bread.
1-1/2 cups bread flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2-1/4 tsp instant yeast [2-1/4 tsp = 1 package]
1/4 cup oil
1 cup lukewarm water
2/3 cup pizza sauce
3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
• Place the flours sugar, salt and instant yeast in a large bowl.
• Add the oil and the lukewarm water.
• Mix well.
• Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
• Place dough on a floured board and kneed until elastic.
• Cover dough and let it rise for 1-1/2 hours.
• Punch down.
• Divide dough and shape into two balls.
• On floured board roll two (12 inch) pizzas.
• Lightly oil the pans and lay in the dough.
• Turn the edges under.
• Spread it lightly with your favorite pizza sauce.
• I like to crumble a bit of feta cheese before the Mozzarella.
• Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
• Let the pizza rise until the under turned edges are nicely risen.
• Bake at 400F for 25 minutes or until golden.
my pizza from all purpose flour
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