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Showing posts with label pizza. Show all posts

Make Your Own Pizza Party!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I love entertaining with friends, and always look for ways to add some fun into dinner parties or regular hangouts. Last time I had a dinner party, I decided to do a fun pizza party but with a twist. Instead of ordering pizza, I wanted to do a "make your own" pizza party. This way each person makes their own pizza accordingly, and you don't have to worry about getting the right toppings,

The day of the pizza party, I made my own dough in my bread maker. By the way, if you still make dough the old fashioned way, you need to invest in a good bread machine! Seriously, it is as easy as putting all the ingredients into the machine and just leaving it all for the machine to do. Easy peasy! An hour before company arrived, I prepped the ingredients - chopped the veggies and pepperoni, shredded the cheese, and placed them all in individual dishes.

I also flattened out the dough in aluminum pie pans. These were found at the local dollar store. This way when the guests arrived, everything was all set for them to just top their pizzas!


The pizzas were baked all together at 450F for about 25 minutes. That way no one's pizza got cold and we all ate at the same time! A fun party and a great way to get your guests to be creative and involved!

Homemade Thin Crust Pizza

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

homemade thin crust pizza

I love making homemade pizza nowadays. I bought the hubby a bread machine this past Christmas and we have been experimenting many different recipes, including making our own pizza. It is so much better than any frozen or takeout pizza we have bought in the past. Plus, we control what (and how much) toppings to put.

Homemade thin crust pizza

Homemade Thin Crust Pizza
Prep time: 10 min (plus additional 30 to allow dough to rise)        Cook Time: 20 min           Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp garlic spread, melted (optional)
- Toppings and sauce of your choice


Directions
1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand for 10 minutes.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Add yeast mixture and stir to combine. Beat well until a stiff dough is formed. If the dough is too dry, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Cover the dough in olive oil, to prevent hardening of the dough, and allow to rise until double in size, about 30 minutes.
3. Once the dough has doubled in size, turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and form into a large disk. Starting from the centre of the disk, lightly press and stretch out the dough towards the edge of the dough. Continue with this method until you have about 1/4 inch thickness. Transfer your dough onto a lightly greased pizza pan.
4. Spoon your desired amount of tomato sauze onto the pizza. Add your favourite toppings. Bake at 450°F for 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Brush crusts with melted garlic spread if you wish.

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