Pizza Party Recipe
There is no better party food than a home made pizza. The trick is finding a recipe large enough to serve a houseful of revellers. This recipe is for the pizza dough. Add your own toppings.
Trivia: According to Wikipedia, a pizza originated in Neapolitan cuisine.
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Party Pizza Recipe
This recipe makes sufficient dough for four pizzas. You will need a large pizza stone. The Old Stone Oven Pizza Stone Round
is highly rated.
1 package active dry yeast (one tablespoon)
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 cups of water
5 cups of all purpose flour
1 tablespoon of salt
1 tablespoon EACH oregano, basil and thyme
3 tablespoons good quality cooking oil (olive is recommended)
Set out two cups of warm water. Mix the yeast and sugar into the water and wait until the mixture becomes frothy.
While you are waiting, mix the flour, salt, oregano, basil and thyme together. When the yeast is ready, stir it in and add the oil.
Mix this thoroughly. The job will be easier if you use a machine like this KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, , which has a dough hook. Run the machine for about five minutes. If you have no mixer, you will have to knead this by hand on a floured surface. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
When the kneading has finished, brush the pizza dough with oil. Allow it to rise for about an hour.
Put your pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500°F.
Break off about a quarter of your pizza dough and place it on a floured surface. Roll it out to a shape that matches the shape of your pizza stone. Place waxed paper or parchment paper on a surface. Transfer the rolled pizza dough to the parchment paper. Cover with your desired toppings.
To get a thicker crust, allow this to rise for an additional quarter of an hour or more. For a thin crust, transfer it to the heated stone now. Simply lift up the waxed paper and place the paper with the pizza on your stone.
Bake for ten minutes or perhaps a few minutes longer. While it is baking, prepare your second pizza and have it ready to go in the oven when the first one comes out.
Enjoy your pizza party!
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