It's Friday so it must be Pizza Pie night. To accommodate different tastes and lent I usually make a few different types of Pizza Pies to please everyone. Since I am originally from New York I can rarely find a Pizza Pie in my area of town that compares with the texture or taste of the Pizza Pie my Grandmother use to prepare. The secret is in the dough and also the gravy (sauce). So let me share with you a quick and easy pizza dough recipe. Your family can have fun putting their own spin on the toppings but please no Pineapple!
Ingredients for one pizza pie crust:
1 pkg fast acting yeast
2/3 cup warm water
1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
Dissolve yeast in warm water.
Blend four & salt in food processor. Add oil & blend.
With processor running, add yeast mixture, blending until dough forms a ball.
Knead on a lightly floured board for 5 minutes. Shape into a round ball.
Place in a bowl that had been oiled and turn to coat.
Let dough rise, covered in plastic, in a warm place until doubled, approx 1 1/4 hours.
Place dough on a floured surface, shape into round shape to fit pizza stone.
Assemble Pizza with toppings.
Preheat oven 500 degrees. Bake approx 12-15 minutes.