Pizza, Pizza, Pizza. lt’s ALWAYS all about the pizza! That’s my opinion anyway. When eating pizza, I’m always fascinated about the dough. It is too soft? Too dry? Not tasty enough? Too much spices? There’s a reason why if I’m ordering pizza, there is probably 1
or 2 places I will order from. Some years ago, I made homemade pizzas with my nieces. This was a way to get them interested in cook and to help out if I’m honest. They loved it. Although it was an easy recipe that I found online, I always wondered if I could do something different. Well, here is my take on something different! Hope you enjoy!
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup parsley and cilantro, chopped
- 1 cup water
- 1 packet Active Dry Yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- In a bowl (your bowl of your mixture if you have one), mix together water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit for about 10 minutes, it should froth up.
- Add oil first to the yeast mixture, then add flour, parsley, cilantro, and salt to the yeast mixture.
- Using the dough hook, mix for about 5 minutes, or until the dough is sticky, soft, and elastic (when it is done, the dough will not stick to the bowl)
- Take the dough from the bowl and shape into a ball. Place the dough into a container that has been oiled, making sure to coat the dough with the oil, and place a cloth over the top.
- Allow to rest for 1 to 2 hours (I did a little over an hour).
- Take the dough out of the container and place on a floured flat surface (preferably a cutting board).
- Knead the dough with flour, making sure not to knead too much.
- It’s now ready to use!
Side note: This recipe is good to make 2 pizzas. If you are not ready to use all the dough, wrap it in Saran Wrap and place in a Ziploc Bag and it can be stored in the freezer up to 3 months.