Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pizza Dough recipe

Pizza is very favorite food for every one. It is the wonderful snack that can be modified to our taste. Here are the interesting facts about pizza you can enjoy (Source:http://www.homemade-pizza-made-easy.com/pizza-facts.html)

Pizza Facts:
  • The people of America eat around 350 slices of pizza each second, or 100 acres per day.
  • Each year, pizza is a $30 billion industry.
  • In the U.S., there are about 61,269 pizza parlors.
  • Everyone in the United States eats about 23 lbs., or 46 slices, every year.
  • Each year in the United States, 3 billion pizzas are sold.
  • In America, the most popular ethnic food is Italian.
  • Children ages 3-11 prefer pizza over all other foods for lunch and dinner, according to a recent Gallup Poll.
  • 36 percent of all pizza orders want their pizza topping pepperoni.
  • We consume around 251,770,000 pounds of pepperonis every year.
  • A few popular pizzas toppings are: Mushrooms, Extra cheese, Sausage, Green Pepper, and Onion.
  • In the list of most popular pizza toppings in America, the last one is anchovies
  • New gourmet pizza toppings have rapidly became popular. Some of those toppings include: Chicken, Oysters, Crayfish, Dandelions, Sprouts, Eggplant, Cajun Shrimp, Artichoke Hearts, Venison, Duck, Canadian-Style Bacon and Tuna.
  • Practically every kind of pizza topping has been tried by pizza chefs, some of those toppings being peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, and mashed potatoes.
  • Americans prefer meat toppings to veggie toppings by a ratio of 62 to 100. Women order twice as much vegetable toppings than men.
  • Some popular pizza toppings in Japan are squid and Mayo Jaga (mayonaise, potato and bacon).
  • In India they like pickled ginger, minced mutton and tofu. The people of Brazil prefer greenpeas for their topping. Russians serve pizza covered in mockba (a mix of sardines, tuna, mackeral, salmon and onions.)
Now coming to the recipe

Ingredients


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil(or vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups bread flour, canola oil, salt, white sugar and the yeast mixture; stir well to combine. Beat well until a stiff dough has formed. Cover and rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface. Form dough into a round and roll out into a pizza crust shape. Cover with your favorite sauce and toppings and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

3 comments:

  1. Can I subtitute normal wheat flour instead of bread flour? ...asked by Annie......sorry dear I deleted your comment by mistake....

    and the answer is yes you can use wheat flour/all porpose flour instead of bread flour. But the crust(pizza bottom) differs in texture and taste. Wheat flour crust will taste little sour and will be less fluffy/crispy. The crust with all purpose flour will remain fluffy and tastes good. If you are concerned about the nutrition wheat flour is best and if you are concerned about the taste bread/all purpose flour made crust will be awesome!

    thnQ for stopping by and keep visiting dear.

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  2. @hari chandana thnQ for stopping by dear!

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