the first dessert I baked for my then-fiance was red velvet cake, and he was hooked...I love to cook, and my 3 daughters are following in my footsteps. This is a collection of recipes that we love. Feel free to comment - good, bad, indifferent - if you try any, let me know how they turn out.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentino's Pizza Crust Recipe

This is from  - we're always interested in trying pizza dough recipes, and this is a good one - and it is good as traditional pizza, as breadsticks dipped in pizza sauce, and rolled out thin and sprinkled heavily with cinnamon sugar :)


  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar (I used 1 1/2 teaspoons)

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (the recipe calls for 3 tbsp; I used 2)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used bread flour)

  • pinch each of garlic powder & onion powder

  • Directions

    1. Stir water, sugar and yeast together until dissolved. Add the olive oil and the salt. Stir in the flour until well blended. Let dough rest for 10 minutes. (I put mine in a warm oven)
    2. Pat dough into pan or on to a pizza stone using fingers dipped in olive oil. If desired sprinkle basil, thyme or other seasonings on crust. Top with your favorite pizza toppings and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in a preheated 425 degree oven.
    **I tried 2 different ways of baking: on a cookie tray, with toppings; and then prebaked the crust for 5 minutes before adding toppings - we all liked the first one - and after it baked enough to slide around on the tray, I slid it off to bake directly on the oven rack for a crispier crust.

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