Pizza Dough

If you want to prepare ideal pizza, than you must try this Pizza Dough Recipe. It’s easy to make and its taste is just perfect.

Ingredients for Basic Pizza Dough Recipe :

3/4 cup warm water or flat beer (105-115°F)

4 teaspoons sugar

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon active dry yeast

2 to 2 1/4 cups bread flour

 

Pizza Dough

Preparation of Basic Pizza Dough Recipe :

 

Heat water in microwave until temperature reaches 105-115°F. (If the water is too hot, it will kill the yeast). Sprinkle the yeast onto the surface of the water and stir in until dissolved.

 

Add sugar and stir in a teaspoon of flour; set aside for 5 minutes. The mixture should begin to bubble.

If the mixture doesn’t bubble, either the yeast is too old or the temperature of the water was too hot and you should start over again with fresh yeast or cooler water.

 

After the yeast begins to bubble, add it to the remaining ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer (or other large bowl).

Knead on low speed for 15 minutes or turn out onto a clean work surface which has been dusted lightly with flour and knead for the same amount of time.

 

The dough should feel slightly sticky when you are done kneading, but it shouldn’t cling to your hands. If it does, knead in a few dustings of flour. If the dough doesn’t feel slightly sticky, there’s not enough moisture; knead in a few drops of water.

 

Pizza Dough

Tip: To hydrate the dough just a little, soak a paper towel with water and wrap it lightly over the dough ball and leave it to rest for 5 minutes, then knead the extra moisture into the dough.

 

Exact measurements for the quantities of flour and water are never accurate since one batch of flour will absorb more or less water than another.

 

Its because storage and harvesting methods, age of flour and the type of wheat, the way in which the flour is milled, the weather, and a number of other conditions.

Each time the dough is prepared is unique, but experience will teach you the proper consistency.

 

When the dough is smooth and elastic it is ready to begin the rising phase. Place a few drops of olive oil at the bottom of a large heavy bowl.

 

Place the rounded dough ball in the bowl and turn to coat the mass lightly with oil; this prevents the dough from forming a crust which would keep it from rising fully.

 

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean, damp cotton towel and place in a warm place, free from draft. (Inside an oven, on top of a refrigerator or hot water heater are good spots if they are draft-free).

 

Allow the dough to rise, undisturbed until it has nearly doubled in bulk. This can take 60-90 minutes, depending on the yeast and room temperature.

 

Healthy Pizza Recipe

At this point, the dough may be punched down (deflated – the air bubbles pressed out) and stretched to form a pizza crust and used immediately. It may be sealed tightly in freezer bags and frozen for later use; defrost in microwave for 5-7 minutes or allow to sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours before using.

 

But to allow the dough to develop a more “pizza parlor” flavor, it may be refrigerated in a plastic bag (leave the top open so that the dough has sufficient rising room – tuck under the top so that the bag isn’t open to the refrigerator).

Allow to rise in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours before pressing/stretching out into a pizza crust shape.

 

When ready to bake, set the baking rack in the oven to the lower or lower-middle rack and set the oven temperature to 475 or 500°F. Allow oven to preheat for at least 20 minutes. If available, a pizza stone may be set in the oven for a crisper crust.

 

Healthy Pizza Recipe

Pizza screens (a special mesh-bottom pan for just for making pizza) are available in restaurant supply stores if a super crispy crust is preferred, and these make a wonderful complement to a pizza stone.

 

While the oven preheats, stretch (don’t roll) the dough out to a 14 inch diameter circle (or much wider if you prefer even thinner pizza crusts).

 

The dough may be pressed out on a work surface and transferred to an ungreased pan (sprinkle a little cornmeal or semolina flour into the pan to prevent sticking, or spray lightly with olive oil spray).

 

Another method is to press the dough directly into the pan. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, stretch the dough out by holding it over the backs of two upheld hands. Turn and allow the dough’s weight and gravity to stretch it out .

 

For a Sicilian-style rectangular pizza, place a few teaspoons of olive oil at the bottom of a square baking sheet and fit the dough into the pan.

Stretch the sides to form a rim and dimpling the top with your fingertips to create a place for the toppings.

 

Healthy Pizza Recipe

A Sicilian pizza is not doughy, but has a slightly thicker, crispy-bottomed crust with a higher ratio of fresh tomato sauce to cheese, and a bite of hot pepper.

 

The tomato sauce is fruity, fresh and not overcooked and is barely laced with a fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese. A light sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese can be sprinkled on top before baking.

 

It is not overly browned on top when done. For either kind of pizza, brush the Pizza Dough top generously with olive oil and sprinkle with 6-8 oz of mozzarella cheese.

 

Top with a layer of pizza sauce seasoned with fresh basil and oregano; sprinkle 1/2 cup grated Provolone and a few handfuls more of mozzarella.You can also use slices of fresh mozzarella over the sauce.

 

Top with preferred toppings, such as sliced fresh peppers, mushrooms, onions, pepperoni, anchovies, cooked Italian sausage, etc. Sprinkle with a few hot red pepper flakes (according to taste) and salt and pepper.

 

Pizza Dough

Feel free to experiment with toppings of your choice, varying the quantity and type of sauce or cheese.

 

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Fantastic Homemade Donuts

Once you try this recipe, you will like me, ask the same question: Who is not crazy about these Fantastic Homemade Donuts ?

Quick, easy to make, delicious, not greasy donuts, in one word – PERFECT !

Ingredients for Fantastic Homemade Donuts:

about 1300 gr. flour

500 ml. milk

Fantastic Homemade Donuts

200 ml. sparkling water

100 gr. melted butter

2 eggs

yeast

2 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

lemon zest

Fantastic Homemade Donuts

Preparation of Fantastic Homemade Donuts :

Put the yeast first in lukewarm milk with sugar and a little flour so that the yeast can be activated.

Then gradually add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients.

Mix the dough to be medium soft and allow the dough to rest until it increases its volume.

Then place the dough on the work table, sprinkle with flour and gently press with your hands. Work gently with the dough.

Then roll the dough with a thickness of 6-8 mm. and with a glass sprinkled with flour take forms.

Arrange them on a clean cloth and let them rest for another 20-30 minutes.

Then fry them in a heated oil, at a medium temperature.

Fantastic Homemade Donuts

When you put the donuts in the oil, they will start to grow by themselves, but you can sprinkle them with 1-2 tablespoons of the fried oil, so they will grow faster.

When fried, place them on paper napkins, then sprinkle them with powdered sugar.

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Dough sticks with olives and salt dressing

Dough sticks with olives and salt dressing are  real hit for a delicious breakfast or dinner, and especially as a great idea for your guests.

Dough sticks with olives and salt dressing

Believe me that as soon as they try them, they will surely ask for the recipe.

Preparation is next:

Ingredients for Dough sticks with olives and salt dressing :

for dough

400 gr. flour

50 ml. oil

1 tsp salt

1  yeast

250 ml. warm water

1/2 tsp sugar

50 gr. chopped black olives

Dough sticks with olives and salt dressing

for salty dressing

1 and 1/2 tbsp flour

1/2 tbsp salt

50 ml. water

Preparation of Dough sticks with olives and salt dressing :

Place the yeast with half a teaspoon of sugar and a spoon of flour in a bowl. Pour 100 ml warm water, mix well and leave the dough to rest.

Place the flour in another deeper casserole. Add a teaspoon of salt and mix well. Add the oil and the activated yeast and mix the dough with the remaining 150 ml warm water. Cover the dish of dough with a cotton towel and leave it in warm place for 30 minutes to grow.

In the meantime, chop the olives. When the dough is already overgrown, re-mix it, adding the pieces of chopped olives. Divide the dough into 10 balls.

From each oily ball, form the longitudinal shape, which will then wrap it like a peg. Sprinkle the saucepan into the baking pan and leave it to rise for another 15 minutes until the oven is heated.

Dough sticks with olives and salt dressing

Bake in a preheated oven 180-200 degrees for 10 minutes. In the meantime prepare the salt dressing. In a suitable bowl, mix the flour with salt and a little water. Mix well so that no clumps remain.

Remove the pan from the oven and apply a salt dressing over each of them with a spoon. Return them to the oven and bake at the same temperature for another 5 minutes.

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Breaded Vienna Sausage Prepared In Beer Mixture

You have your guests all the way, but still no idea what food you can prepare to surprise them?

This Breaded Vienna Sausage Prepared In Beer Mixture is the real recipe just for you.

Breaded Vienna Sausage Prepared In Beer Mixture

You also want to surprise the folks? Just prepare the breaded Vienna sausage recipe and you won’t regret it.

Quick, simple and easy, but still delicious at the same time.

Ingredients for Breaded Vienna Sausage Prepared In Beer Mixture :

6 Vienna Sausages

300 ml. beer

200 gr. flour

1 baking powder

1 teaspoon mustard

1 egg

salt

black pepper

cooking oil

Breaded Vienna Sausage Prepared In Beer Mixture

Preparation Breaded Vienna Sausage Prepared In Beer Mixture :

First, boil Vienna Sausages in a pot at low temperature, and prepare the breading mixture at the same time.

Prepare a bowl with the other ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and black pepper, then mix them well and finally add the rest of the ingredients.

Add an egg, some mustard and beer. Mix it all well so that the mixture must turn out thicker than a pancake mixture.

If mixture turns out thinner than required, add some more flour, and in case mixture turns out thicker, just add another egg or pour some more beer.

When Vienna Sausages are boiled, cut in two halves or four quarters, or do not cut them at all. The choice is certainly on your own.

Breaded Vienna Sausage Prepared In Beer Mixture

Preheat some cooking oil, then roll each frankfurter in both flour and breading mixture at last.

Drop Vienna sausage into the cooking oil and deep-fry until they turn brown.

Finally, arrange deep-fried breaded Vienna Sausages on a napkin paper, so that they release the surplus of grease.

Serve as an addition to some sauce or spread containing much mustard. Also choose some freshly prepared season salad.

Bon appétit!

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Spinach And Feta Cheese Juicy Muffins

Spinach and feta cheese juicy muffins, that I decided to present you today, serve as an ideal solution for your upcoming daily breakfast or dinner.

Spinach And Feta Cheese Juicy Muffins

What more can I say, not only ideal, its taste is also something you can hardly resist.

Its preparation is quick and won’t take much of your free time.

It is worth to be tried, which I hope you’ll really convince yourself about it.

Let us start the recipe!

Ingredients for Spinach And Feta Cheese Juicy Muffins :

Spinach And Feta Cheese Juicy Muffins

3 eggs

500 gr. finely cut spinach

300 gr. flour

250 ml. milk

50 ml. olive oil

200 gr. chopped feta cheese

2 teaspoons baking powder

salt

black pepper

Preparation of Spinach And Feta Cheese Juicy Muffins :

Spinach And Feta Cheese Juicy Muffins

First, put eggs into a bowl and start whisking, than add both the oil and milk, and whisk it all well.

Cut parsley well, add the chopped feta cheese, and put it into the whisked eggs.

Put all dry ingredients such as flour, baking powder, salt and black pepper into another bowl.

Mix it all well, then add it to the mixture you’ve already prepared, and finally stir well again.

Grease muffin moulds with cooking oil and fill them with the mixture.

Bake at 200 C for about half an hour.

Spinach And Feta Cheese Juicy Muffins

Enjoy the taste of these adorable spinach and feta cheese juicy muffins.

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Homemade Biscuit Cookies Recipe

Homemade biscuit cookies recipe is the real choice when you want to surprise your children, but believe me you also won’t be able to resist.

This recipe is one of my many older recipes I really adore, and I often use them when I want to prepare something new for my children.

Homemade Biscuit Cookies Recipe

I would freely suggest making a double dose of these cookies, because once you make them and serve the plate on the table, it will immediately be emptied.

Ingredients you need to prepare homemade biscuit cookies recipe:

400 gr. flour

100gr. starch

2 eggs

200 gr. sugar

200 gr. butter

Baking powder

Vanilla

Homemade Biscuit Cookies Recipe

Preparation of homemade biscuit cookies recipe:

First, I must say that you need to put aside butter at room temperature, so that it becomes soft, which can further be easily processed.

Put both eggs and sugar into a mixing bowl, blend them until they turn into a foam.

Then, put the dry ingredients such as flour, starch and baking powder into another bowl.

When eggs are completely mixed, move into gradually adding dry ingredients, and then add butter at the end.

Switch off blender, and knead the mixture with your own hand until it turns into a fine, soft and smooth dough.

Divide dough into two halves after you’ve kneaded well.

Roll each part of the dough with a rolling pin, with making it thick for a half cm.

Use cooking patterns, or a single glass to create various biscuit cookie shapes.

Put biscuit cookies into a baking tray, onto which you’ve previously set baking paper.

Make sure you make some 1 cm free space between cookies, because they increase their volume while baking.

Finally, bake cookies at 200 C for approximately 20 minutes.

You can also freely use these biscuit cookies dough as a base for your dessert when you want to prepare a cheese cake next time.

Homemade Biscuit Cookies Recipe

It is necessarily just to cut the amount of sugar needed to prepare the dessert.

Enjoy the extraordinary taste of homemade biscuit cookies!

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Chocolate Muffins Recipe

Chocolate Muffins Recipe To Put An End Of The Day!!!

I have my plate full of chocolate muffins at the moment I’m writing this recipe, so I can easily end the day with something delicious that is actually prepared with chocolate.

Chocolate Muffins Recipe

I always choose such chocolate muffins when I can’t think of an idea what can I prepare immediately, and don’t have much time for it.

Ingredients you need to prepare Chocolate Muffins Recipe:

4 eggs

250 gr. sugar

250 ml. milk

150 ml. cooking oil

250 gr. regular white flour

Baking powder

Vanilla

50 gr. grind chocolate

50 gr. grated chocolate

2 tablespoons cappuccino

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Preparation of Chocolate Muffins Recipe:

First, divide egg yolks from egg whites, put whites into a bowl, and blend both whites and sugar with a food blender.

Then, add egg yolks one after another when egg whites become consistent.

Put the rest of dry ingredients, such as flour, baking powder and vanilla into another bowl to conjoin together.

Add both cooking oil and milk into the mixed eggs, and then add dry ingredients one tablespoon after another.

Chocolate Muffins Recipe

Divide all mixture into two halves.

Put cappuccino onto the first half, and both cocoa powder and 50 gr. of grind chocolate into the second half.

Prepare muffins baking pattern, and put paper plate baskets into it.

Fill half of the muffin baking patterns with the mixture into which you’ve put cappuccino, and also fill the second half of patterns with the mixture into which you’ve put cocoa powder and chocolate.

You can mix both parts together. It’s all optional and the choice is yours.

I would also suggest you combine a half of one paper plate basket filled with cappuccino mixture additionally with some cocoa mixture onto it.

It is all on your own.

Chocolate Muffins Recipe

Bake filled paper plate baskets into a preheated oven at 200 C around 25 minutes.

Take muffins out of the oven when ready, and sprinkle cappuccino filled baskets with grated chocolate.

At the end, switch off the oven, and put back cappuccino muffins so that grated chocolate melts well.

Such prepared muffins can be also sprinkled with powdered sugar. Nevertheless, chocolate muffins are equally delicious whatever choice you make.

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breaded frog legs

Have you ever tried breaded frog legs prepared with beer mixture?

No? Believe me, it’s the right time to do it and you won’t regret it.

No meat tastes better as Breaded Frog Legs if you ask me.

Some may think of frog legs pretty much strange, and people really have doubts about their taste, but once you try you’ll immediately change your opinion.

breaded frog legs

Their taste reminds of a chicken meat, so that no one but real tasters can recognize they’ve actually tried something else than chicken.

Their taste is delicious. Once you try you’ll dare for more and more.

Mmmmmmm….

Ingredients you need to prepare breaded frog legs:

Around 1 kg frog legs

Around 2 cups regular white flour

2 eggs

1 squeezed lemon

1 tablespoon mustard

500 ml. beer

Salt

Black pepper

Preparation of breaded frog legs:

breaded frog legs

First, wash well frog legs and put aside to strain well.

Then, prepare the best breading mixture I often use to prepare when it comes to chicken meat breading.

Mix two eggs with a food mixer at highest level.

Decrease mixing speed when eggs increase their volume, and then add the liquid ingredients: beer, lemon juice and mustard.

Sprinkle with salt and black pepper, and add white flour spoon by spoon.

Keep mixing so that flour dissolves well, and make sure no flour nubbles remain into it.

Dip each frog leg into such prepared mixture, and then deep-fry into well preheated cooking oil at medium temperature.

Put deep-fried frog legs onto some paper napkin, so that they release the surplus of oil into which they’ve cooked.

breaded frog legs

Breaded frog legs fit perfectly with any kind of sauce, some creams, and also with many kinds of freshly prepared salads.

Have some glass of fine white wine with this extraordinary homemade snack.

Bon Appétit!

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Salty Donuts

Salty donuts serve as an ideal choice when you don’t have much time and want to prepare something quickly, and something that won’t cost much.

Believe it or not, the entire process of dough preparation needed for salty donuts won’t take more than 2 minutes.

Salty Donuts

Salty donuts are just ideal for various kinds of mini sandwiches, which you can combine with ham, parmesan, salad etc. They are also consumed with yogurt, or sour cream as an addition. Simply, choose whatever you want.

You can use the same dough to prepare a sweet variant of such donuts, with adding some less salt, but some more sugar.

That’s it. You can also consume with marmalade, nutella, or donuts sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Choice is on your own.

Ingredients for Salty Donuts :

1 cup of yogurt

2 cups of flour

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1 egg

Baking powder

Preparation of Salty Donuts :

It’s simple as it is.

First, put all ingredients into a bowl and knead a dough.

The dough itself is sticky, so use a tablespoon to stir it well easily.

When dough is processed well, prepare it for deep-frying.

Put cooking oil to preheat at medium temperature.

Prepare one tablespoon and one teaspoon.

Scoop some quantity of the dough with a teaspoon, and using tablespoon enable dough so that it falls directly into the preheated cooking oil.

If this procedures goes hard for you, add dough some more flour, and shape it with your own hand.

Choose the way it’s easier for you, although the procedure that includes soft dough is not that much complicated.

When donuts are fried from the bottom side, turn upside down and fry the top side as well.

Then, put deep-fried salty donuts onto some paper napkin, to dismount the surplus of oil.

Entire procedure of deep-frying lasts approximately half an hour, just in time to prepare your additions.

Salty Donuts

Enjoy your meal!

 

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