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Pizza Dough recipe; It’s yummy yo


3 to 3 & 1/2 cups of bread flour (I use King Arthur flour)

1 cup of warm spring water

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

2 tablespoons of honey

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of molasses

1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 packet of yeast

Mix the water (warm), salt, honey and molasses together. Once blended, then mix in the yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes so the yeast can do it’s thing.

Then mix in the olive oil and 1 cup of flour. Once that’s blended in well, mix in the rest of the flour. Add a little more water if needed. It should turn into a ball. Knead it for a few minutes, form into a ball.

Place the ball in a bowl coated with olive oil, cover w/damp cloth and let it rise for a few hours (until it doubles in size).

Then pound it back down, knead it. Form into a ball, cut it in half for two medium sized pizza doughs.
We bake it on a stone (with a sprinkling of cornmeal) at 450 for 15 minutes. Also, I usually make two pizzas at once, bake one and freeze the other. With the frozen one, I bake it on the stone at 350 for about 30 minutes.

Tony’s Granola recipe

3 Cups Oats
1 Cup Oat Flour
1 Cup nuts (Pecans, Walnuts or any nut)
1/2 Cup Flaxseed
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Cardamom
3/4 Cup Grape seed Oil
3/4 Cup maple syrup or agave nectar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the Grapeseed, maple, vanilla. Mix all together with a spoon. Spread evenly out on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.

*I use just a 1/4 cup of flaxseed. You can make it without, no biggie.
**I cook it for 35 minutes. Makes it a little bit crunchier.
***Don’t forget to break it up and use it as a cereal. Bonus, it makes a great topping for ice cream.

Aimee’s Pizza dough (kinda sorta recipe)

**Post under construction**
Go here, updated recipe: http://aimeesblog.com/2011/12/11/pizza-dough-recipe-its-yummy-yo/
Started making dough using Mitch’s basic pizza dough recipe Recipe then later I modified a few things.


3 1/2 cups flour
1 cup warm (spring) water
Packet of  yeast
1 tablespoon honey (or 2 tablespoons & just a touch of molasses)
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

**I use only organic/all natural ingredients whenever possible with everything I eat. It’s your life (so do what you want), but I think life tastes better when it’s organic.

Mix Order:

Add the salt, honey & molasses in a bowl, then stir it up with 1 cup of warm spring water. Then add a packet of yeast, mix it in and let it sit for about 5 minutes.

Now stir in about a cup of flour into the mix. Once mixed well, add the remaining flour & olive oil. It should mix into a ball. At this point, I ditch the mixing spoon and use my hands. If it’s too mushy, add a bit more flour. If it’s way too floury & dry add a bit more water.

Now take the dough ball and knead it for a few minutes on a floured cutting board (I keep a bit of flour on the side to sprinkle over the cutting board & for my hands). Then I place the ball in a mixing bowl, put a few drops of oil on it, cover with a piece of plastic wrap and a dish towel.

I let it rise for an hour. More is always better. More than three hours, place in the refrigerator.

It should double size, do not worry.  I place it back on the cutting board, pound it back down to size and begin forming it into a a circular shape.

…to be continued soon….