I love pizza (and tacos and spaghetti and stir fry and hamburgers)

My husband makes fun of me at the time I spend reading cooking magazines, reading food blogs, buying cookbooks, only to make the same 5 meals every week!

But pizza, hands down, my favorite.  I just love the fact that you can just throw anything on it – I recently found out I like fresh spinach on pizza!  Whew knew?!

Here is my no rise pizza dough recipe done in the food processor.

  • 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 package active yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Put 2 cups flour and salt in food processor and pulse.  Heat water to 110 degrees.  Add yeast and let it sit for 5 minutes until its all nice and bubbly.  Add olive oil to yeast/water mixture and stir.  Start food processor and slowly pour in yeast mixture.  Now, at this point, just eye ball how much extra flour you will need so that it stops sticking to the sides.  Once I have enough extra flour added between 1/2 to 3/4 cups), I let it run for about 5 minutes.

When you are done, you have a nice warm delicious ball of dough that is enough for two thin 12 inch pizzas.

My trick for crispy cruncy crust?  I prebake my dough at 425 for 7 minutes, remove from oven, add my toppings and then slide my pizza directly on my oven racks on the lowest rack (my oven has coils on the bottom).  This creates a lovely cracker crisp crust.  Then I let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing.  So Yum!

If your kids (like mine) like Domino’s pizza (gross!) then I just put their pizza in the oven with all the toppings, leave it on the cookie sheet and cook at 400 degrees.  This results in a chewy (never crispy) crust that they seem to enjoy very much.

Here’s what it looks like.  You can actually make this from scratch within the time that Domino’s guarantees their delivery in 30 minutes!

yum yum yum

yum yum yum

Forgot to add my stats for yesterday!
  • Calories: 1316
  • Fat: 36 grams
  • carbs: 98
  • protein: 84 grams
  • fiber: 19
Exercise:  NONE :O(