Saturday, March 27, 2010

That's Amore!

What does Mr. Incredible (Mr. Incredible = code name for my hubby) like more than this generously sweet moniker? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Alright, maybe a good pizza or 2 ...or 8 for a person of his gargantuan size. Cartman Beefcake 4000 (South Park reference) he isn't, but more the primal bulk of Leonidas from 300, minus the skirt, computer generated abdominals and knee high man sandals.

Alright, I exaggerate about his stature, but his appetite is something to contend with. So in an attempt to satisfy his Spartan sized cravings, I'm baking some pie. Pizza pie!

Let's get to it before he hurts someone.

What you need:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 1/3 to 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • cornmeal for dusting

Follow directions!

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes. Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.

Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth.

Let the dough rise now. (Until doubled in size)
Punch down the dough, cut in half, and form a tight ball with each piece. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees and heat up the pizza stone. If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.

Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Here's to you Mr. Incredible!


  1. I think he's less Gerard Butler and more Eric Cartman... but whatever, I'm always down for a good Spartan reference.

    This pizza is one delicious recipe. I know from experience, dude. If ya know what I mean.

  2. Shhh, don't ruin this for me. In my mind he's like Leonidas just a little more husky...

  3. Oh my gosh, this looks like a gourmet pizza! Wow, so delish!

  4. I just made this and it is by far the best pizza dough recipe I have ever made. Ever. As a fellow food blogger I thank you for this fantastic recipe! I will be sharing it on my site (with credit and a link back to this page!) in the next week. I made a delicious red onion, canadian bacon and spinach pizza that tasted just as good as anything I could order.

    Thanks again - Jillian,

  5. Jillian, I'm so glad you tried it! I've tried different pizza crust recipes and I always come back to this one.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.