Valentine Dinner


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Creating the Best Pizza Dough for a Valentine Dinner


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300 ml of warm water

2 ½ teaspoon of active yeast

A dash of sea salt

3 tablespoons of olive oil

1 heaping teaspoon of brown sugar

3 ½ cups of blended flour

First take 300 ml of warm water and add two ½ teaspoons of active yeast to the water.  Then add a dash of sea salt ground.  Then add 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the mixture.  Next add a heaping teaspoon of brown sugar.  Next add 3 ½ cups of white blended flour to the mixture. 

Now I use a kitchenaid with a dough kneader.  I knead the dough between five to eight minutes, it should form a nice roll ball.  While the dough is kneading, I warm my oven up to about 130 to 170 for about twenty minutes. 

When dough is in a nice ball I take it out of the kitchenaid bowl and put it into a sprayed bowl, then I cover the bowl with plastic saran wrap and place in warm oven.  Turn the oven off after it has sat warm for 20 minutes.  Leave the ball of dough in the oven for an hour.  Your oven if the door isn’t open should retain the heat.  When the hour is up take dough out of oven and divide it up if you want smaller balls, so it can make 1, or 2, or 3, or 4 pizza crusts. 

After you have divided the dough up into the number of crust you want then take the dough and using some flour start to shape the dough into the shape you want, you can use a rolling pin if you like.  I just use my paws and spread the dough out.  Once you have the shape then roll the edges of your dough. 

Once dough is made and shaped into your pizza then put crust onto a pizza tray, then dress your pizza how you like it.  Put pizza tray on top of the pizza stone.  Bake on top rack of the oven on top of a pizza stone at 400 for 10 mins.  Then turn oven up to 450 and continue to bake for another 10 mins.  Remove from oven, let sit for 5 mins then serve on cutting boards.

I served this with a nice red wine and a simple green salad.  Enjoy.

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