Wow dinner tonight was good. After a day of driving my son to hockey games, he is a referee and had two games today and also he played one game, so I decided that dinner had to be quick to put together once we get home.
I borrowed a copy of Cook's Illustrated at the library and had my eyes on this pizza since couple days. Tonight was the night to experiment. I followed the instructions and this was the quickest, easiest pizza dough that I ever made. It's made in the food processor and it is ready in 2 1/2 min. Then you have to let it rise for about 1 hour. You need this time to prepare you homemade pizza sauce and warm up the pizza stone. The stone is a must in this case.
The only thing I changed was to make it a pepperoni pizza instead of Margherita. I also found a great recipe for homemade pizza sauce and tried it for the first time tonight. It was so good. I will never buy pizza sauce again. It makes a lot of sauce and I will freeze what's left and that way I'll have the sauce ready for next week. We usually have one pizza night a week.
Back to the crust; I said that it was really quick to make and also it is really good. This is now my new recipe that I'll be using for my dough. I don't know if I will ever try a new recipe. It was perfect.
I mentioned that you need a pizza stone and also you need a pizza peel. Since I did not have one it was a nightmare to tranfer the dough to the stone. I did it with the help of my son. I had to fold the pizza in half and transfer it. I really have to find one of those peel. I also sprinkled some cornmeal on the stone. That way the dough does not stick to the stone and it's easier to remove the pizza once it's cooked.
Posted by La Cuisine d'Hélène on Saturday, January 26, 2008