Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Garlic Pizza Crust

2 TBSP yeast
2 Cup tepid water (90 degrees)
2 TBSP sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp. salt
5 1/2-6 cups flour
3 cloves crushed garlic

Dissolve yeast in water and add sugar. Wait a few minutes then add oil and salt and garlic. Mix in 3 cups flour and mix about 10 minutes until it leaves the side of the mixer bowl. Add remaining four with dough hook or by hand. Knead until smooth. Section and place in freezer bags (if desired).

To BAKE OPTION #1: Remove from freezer and place dough into greased bowl. Cover with towel and allow to thaw and rise for 3-6 hours. Allow to rise twice in the bowl. Punch down. Oil baking sheets using fingers press out edges.

Makes 2 pizzas, cookie sheet size. Let rise a bit and top. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes.

To BAKE OPTION #2: You can form the dough in the bottom of cheap pie tins, top and bake completely and put them in zip bags for quick snack or meal.