Saturday, December 26, 2009

Pizza Pizza who wants some Pizza

We have a family tradition of Pizza for dinner on Friday nights, sometimes it's take out, some times it's from frozen. But our favorite is the homemade kind, over 5 years ago my Sister-In_Law introduced us to Valentino's Pizza Crust and the online site where it was located, All Recipes. Which I fell in love with, you can find a recipe for pretty much anything there and then save recipes you want to try in a recipe box. Mine now has a total of..... 432 in it, that wasn't as bad as I thought :)
Hubby is our resident pizza maker, he and the kiddos really enjoy making pizza together. And ever since we were introduced to this recipe it's the only one we use.

Valentino's Pizza Crust
Ingred;
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  1. Stir water, sugar and yeast together until dissolved. Add the olive oil and the salt. Stir in the flour until well blended. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Pat dough into pan or on to a pizza stone using fingers dipped in olive oil. If desired sprinkle basil, thyme or other seasonings on crust. Top with your favorite pizza toppings and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in a preheated 425 degree oven.
When we make this I always double the recipe. It also makes great mini pizza's, we have used this recipe at more birthday parties than I can remember. If you have never baked with yeast before this recipe is perfect for you (LB:)
It is quick easy and delicious :)

18 comments:

Kristina P. said...

This looks amazing!

Donna-FFW said...

Waving my hand frantically, Ill have some pizza, .. ok and a beer. Looks delish!

Matty said...

This sure looks good. The crust looks thick.

Lissaloo said...

The crust really rises well, it's pretty thick. Hubby likes a thin crust pizza so we are on the lookout for a good thin crust recipe :)

Nonna Beach said...

My mouth is seriously watering now...I haven't had pizza in 6 months...love that you made it from scratch...very similar to my recipe only I use 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white flour !

Monica H said...

Gotta love a monogrammed pepperoni pizza!

Looks so goof right now!

That corgi :) said...

I don't have much experience baking with yeast but this sounds like I could handle it and it also looks delicious! what a fun tradition too to make Friday nights a pizza night :)


hope you guys all had a nice Christmas :)

betty

Chicago Mom said...

I will have to try that crust, it looks amazing! I love pizza!

kys said...

Looks good! I love that your husband makes pizza with the kids.

JennyMac said...

That looks SO good.......and thanks for the recipe. I have tried multiple dough recipes and have yet to find one that I love. I am trying yours next.

Menopausal New Mom said...

That looks awesome!! And homemade to boot! Wow! If I made pizza that appetizing we could stop ordering take out!

Kim said...

Love the "M" on the pizza. That is one good looking pizza. It looks like it was cooked perfectly!!

Holly said...

I LOVE pizza. That is the food I would pick for any meal...if I could. Yours looks delicious. I am looking for a new crust recipe to try...I am goign to check this one out.-Holly

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi! This sounds delicious!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love pizza. I could eat it every day!

The Crazy Baby Mama said...

well, now i'm hungry ;)

gecko said...

i´m drooling!!! greetings from México

blueviolet said...

Now that looks every bit as fabulous as a restaurant would make! YUMMY!

Thank you!!!

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