Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pizza Crust


My family loves pizza and buying a pizza can be expensive, so I make my own! Here is the recipe for my pizza crust, don't be intimidated it's super easy!
2 ½- 3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 package of yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup very warm water (120-130 degrees)
Makes 2 pizzas.
In a large bowl mix 1 cup of flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Add olive oil and water. Beat with a mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes. With a spoon, stir in enough flour until it forms a soft dough and leaves the side of the bowl . On a floured surface knead for 8 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth and springy. Loosely cover the dough with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease pizza pan. Cut dough in half. Pat one half down to form your pizza. Add toppings of your choice. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden. ENJOY!
For the printable recipe click here.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Apple Crisp

If it has the word apple in it and comes in the form of dessert my husband will love it! For Father's Day I compiled all the apple recipes I could find and had him pick which one he wanted. He choose this one and it was a hit with the family The original recipe used pears but I just swapped them for apples and added oatmeal and it was a hit with the family! Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
The family also got into it before I was able to get a picture!
Filling:
4-5 Granny Smith apples (peeled and diced)
2/3 cups Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Topping:
1-1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
1/3 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 stick Butter, Melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Stir together diced apples, 2/3 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Pour apple mixture into a baking dish. Set aside
In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, oatmeal, and cinnamon. Drizzle with melted butter and stir with a fork until all combined. Sprinkle on top of apple mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes. Place pan on the top rack of the oven for an additional 10 minutes until topping is golden brown.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

For the printable recipe click here.

1/3 Oatmeal