Pizza/Pita

I use the same dough to make pizza and pitas. I found the recipe a long time ago in a magazine.

Dough

  • 1 cup water
  • heat in microwave for 1 minute.
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP dry yeast
  • 1 TBSP oil
  • Place salt, sugar, yeast and oil in foodprocessor and add luke warm water and 1 cup of the flour and process to mix
  • 2½ cups flour
  • Now add another cup flour and mix. Keep on adding flour until they dough doesn’t stick to the blade any longer.
  • Remove from food processor bowl and place in a greased bowl and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place. (I usually put it in the microwave for 11 seconds and leave it in there)

Baking the Pizza

I found two ways of baking the pizza, both ways make delicious pizza.

Baking the Pizza
Version 1

Pizza Sauce
Toppings
Mozzarella cheese

 

  • PREHEAT OVEN TO 375°F
  • After dough has risen, punch down and knead to get all the air out.
  • Roll out on a flour board and transfer to pizza pan.
  • Spread pizza sauce on dough.
  • Place toppings on top of pizza sauce.
  • Cover with mozzarella chesse.
  • Put in the middle of the oven for about 18 minutes or until cheese bubbles.
Baking the Pizza
Version 2
  • After pizza is assembled place in cold oven on bottom rung.
  • Turn on oven to 500°F
  • Bake for about 18 minutes or until cheese bubbles. (For this version I use a pizza pan that has little holes in it all over).

Making Pitas

Making pita bread is quite easy and the result is soooo much better than what you can buy in stores.

Making Pitas

 

4 unglazed ceramic tiles

a small wooden board (piece of plywood will do)

  • Divide dough into 8 parts and roll into balls.
  • Roll out each ball to about 8 inches and place on floured board.
  • Let rise for about ½ hour.
  • Preheat oven to 500°F (I place 4 brown, unglazed ceramic tiles on the buttom rung as baking sheet).
  • Carefully transfer 4 pitas on piece of plywood to the oven and watch them rise and balloon. After about 5 minutes they are slightly browned and won’t balloon up any longer. Immediately remove them from the oven.
  • Place on a board or plate and cover with waxpaper a kitchen towel. (When they come out of the oven they are quite hard, this will soften them).
  • Put second batch in oven.

 


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