October 25, 2013

Halloween Pizza

This is one of our family's favorite Halloween treats- a pumpkin shaped pizza.

This is our favorite recipe for pizza crust:

4 1/2 C flour
 1 1/2 C water
2 tsp yeast
3 tbsp powdered milk
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil

In a stand mixer, add water, yeast, and powdered milk.  Mix thoroughly until yeast is dissolved.  Mix the remaining dry ingredients together in a separate container and add them to the mixer.  Mix on low until most of the flour and water have mixed, then continue kneading for 10 minutes.  Dough will be loose and scrappy at first and will quickly form a moist, smooth cohesive ball (while the dough is still scrappy, add the vegetable oil one tablespoon at a time).

After the dough has been kneaded for 10 minutes, remove it from the mixing bowl and, using a rolling pin, roll it out to desired size.  Cover with a towel and let it rise for an hour.  After crust has risen, add sauce, cheese, toppings.  Bake at 500 on pizza stone for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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