Wednesday, May 20, 2009

proscuitto pizza

This is one of my favorite recipes for homemade pizza. And the best part is that it is easy.

Pizza Dough
1/4 ounce package (2 1/2 teaspoons) active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 to 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl proof the yeast with the sugar in 1/3 cup lukewarm water for 10 minutes, or until it is foamy. Stir in an additional 1/3 cup lukewarm water, oil, 2 cups flour, and salt and blend mixture until it forms a dough. Knead the dough on a floured surface, incorporating as much of the remaining 1/4 cup flour as necessary to prevent the dough from sticking, for 5 to 10 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic.
Alternatively, the dough may be made in a food processor. Proof the yeast as described above and in a food processor combine it with the remaining ingredients. Process the mixture until it forms a ball, adding more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if it is too dry, or more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, if it is too wet, and knead the dough by processing it for 15 seconds.
Put the dough, prepared by either method, in an oiled bowl and turn it to coat it with the oil. Let the dough rise, covered with plastic wrap, in a warm place for 1 hour, or until it is double in bulk, and punch it down. The dough is now ready to be formed into pizzas.
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Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. On a floured surface use a rolling pin to roll out the dough. Put rolled out pizza dough on pizza stone or greased baking sheet and spread pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese on pizza. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the crust has a slight golden look to it.
Prosciutto topping
2 cups of arugula (can use spinach)
6 slices of prosciutto torn into small pieces
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. lemon juice
approximately 1/4 cup of sliced Parmesan cheese (only do this if you have the real stuff, you can slice it with a vegetable peeler)
1/4 tsp. of salt and pepper
Mix all the ingredients together and put on cooked cheese pizza.


  1. om nom nom! I love the idea of cooking the base first, then adding toppings...sort of like salad+pizza all in one!

    Nice one! :)

  2. That looks so good!! I love making piza from scratch. I really like barbecue chicken pizza.


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