Friday, November 9, 2007

Cornmeal Parmesan Pizza Dough

From the Better Homes and Gardens Best Bread Machine Recipes.

For a 1 1/2 lb machine:
1 cup water
2 T olive oil
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 t salt
1 t yeast

For a 2lb machine
1 1/3 cups water
3 T olive oil
3 1/2 cups bread flour
2/3 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 t salt
1 1/4 t yeast

Use the dough cycle on your bread machine to make the pizza dough. When complete, punch down and allow to rest ofr 10 minutes.

For thin crust:
Divide dough in half. Sprinkle pan with cornmeal. Roll dough into 12-13 (or 13-14inch for 2lb) circle and transfer to prepared pan. Prick with a fork. Do not let dough rise. Bake in a 425 oven for 10-12min or until lightly browned. Add toppings and bake for 10-15min or until edge is golden and toppings are bubbly.

For thick crust (1 1/2lb will make 1, 2lb will make 2):
Grease a 13 or 14 inche pizza pan (13x9 pan for the 2lb) and sprinkle with cornmeal. Pat dough into prepared pan, building up edges. Cover and let rise in warm place for 30-45min or until nearly double. Bake in a 375 oven for 20-25min or until lightly browned. Add toppings and dbake 15-20min more.

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