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How To Make Homemade Thin Crust Pizza From Scratch
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In this video cooking lesson, Chef Toby shows you how to make homemade pizza with the dough made from scratch.
- 1 packet Dry Active or Fast Acting Yeast
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 3 cups (approx.) All-Purpose Flour
- 3 tablespoons Semolina Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
Toppings Of Your Choice - we suggest:
- Spaghetti sauce
- Monterrey Jack Cheese
- First, add the yeast and the sugar to the hot water and dissolve it with a spoon. Let it rest until it foams (about 5 minutes.) In the meantime, combine the two fours, the salt, and the olive oil in a mixer bowl. Use the hook to mix the dough. You can mix by hand too - mixing by hand will take about 5 minutes
- Pour a little olive oil in a separate bowl and with a paper towel spread so that the dough will not stick while rising. Place dough in a bowl and cover loosely with saran wrap and let it rest in the oven with the light on. Let it rise for about 1 hour. Transfer 1/2 of the dough to a board to form the pizza. Flatten dough and sprinkle with flour to make sure it does not stick to the board while you're forming the pizza. Use your hands or a rolling pin.
- Spread olive oil on a non-stick cookie sheet (if you don't have a non-stick pan, use parchment paper to cover the bottom of the sheet.) Transfer dough to a baking sheet.
- Build your pizza with spaghetti sauce, cheese, pepperoni, bell peppers, or your favorite pizza toppings)
- Cook in a 450-degree oven for about 12 minutes.
Pizza Nutritional Highlights
(The Stuff That Fuels Your Body!)
- Olives are a highly nutritious fruit that are knows for their heart health and cancer-preventing benefits. They are very high in Oleic acid, a healthy fatty acid that is the main component in olive oil.
Tomatoes (In Spaghetti Sauce)
- Tomatoes are a very healthy fruit (yes, they are a fruit) and are a great source of fiber as well as vitamins C, K, and potassium.
- These vitamins make tomatoes great for helping support blood and heart health, and the immune system.
Monterey Jack Cheese
- This cheese, including most other cheeses, are high in milk protein and Vitamin A, and Calcium, which helps build strong bones.
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