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Thursday, November 4, 2021


 My son in law makes pizza every Friday night.  For his September birthday we gave him a pizza stone which he says works great.  I asked him to share his crust recipe and he did.  It comes from Mark Bittman but I don't know which of his cookbooks.

To read these you'll probably want to click on these photos.

Tuesday night I tried it and it was good.  I used the variation where you substitute 1/2 cup cornmeal for 1/2 cup flour.  I also used my Kitchenaide mixer with the dough hook.

Above is the dough ready to rise in the oven set on bread proof.

I topped it with sauce, sauteed onions, peppers, mushrooms, and bacon crumbles.  I sliced fresh mozzarella and 3 minutes before removing from oven tossed on some parmesan cheese.

It was very good.  The recipe makes two so the other is in the refrigerator for another day.
We have two slices left for lunch.

By the way I did not preheat my pizza stone because I never have much luck sliding my assembled pizza on to the hot stone.  Something always gets folded or slides off the sides. It baked fine without doing that.

Do you have a favorite pizza crust recipe to share?