So even though we have finally moved away from the college campus we seem to be reverting back to our old college ways by eating pizza at least once a week. Correction, homemade pizza of course (okay second correction, there might have been this one time we ordered pizza but that is neither here nor there)!
It’s not that we are getting lazy and don’t feel like cooking some nights (although this does happen every once and awhile); we started to make more pizzas because we found the best recipe for homemade dough. This recipe came in a book that came with our KitchenAid stand mixer. Although we have the technology to create this dough in four minutes, it is easily adaptable to make it the old fashion way – by hand.
We also added a little bonus recipe at the end of this post for one of our favorite pizzas to make – BBQ chicken. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to us on twitter (@cook_in_college).
Oh and two other random things we forgot to mention:
1. Last week was our 2 year blogiversary and we totally forgot! Hopefully the same doesn’t happen on our first wedding anniversary.
2. We were featured in a Pittsburgh magazine this past week, “Edible Allegheny” (pronounced Allie-gain-ee). Here is a link to the online issue, we are on page 14 of the magazine. We are super pumped so please check it out and let us know what you think!
It’s not delivery, it’s not even Digiorno, it’s Cooking in College!
- Servings – 1 ball o’ dough
- Prep time – 5 minutes
- Wait time – 1 hour
- 1 packet of active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water (105 to 115F)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2.5 cups of all-purpose flour
1. In a mixer bowl, dissolve your yeast in the water and add in the salt and olive oil.
2. Mix in the 2.5 cups of flour and turn on your stand mixer to speed 2 for 4 minutes (or mix the dough in the bowl with your hands and transfer to a floured surface to knead for 5 to 7 minutes).
3. Place the dough in a greased bowl and let rise for one hour or until it doubles. Punch it down when it is finished rising.
For bonus recipe see below…
A little further down…
Here! Okay so you got the dough now what? Well, heat your oven to 450F. Sprinkle some cornmeal over a pizza stone and evenly spread out the dough. Bake for an initial 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with your favorite toppings. We like to add BBQ sauce, sauteed chicken, some corn, green onions, and mozzarella cheese. Bake for another 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve and enjoy!