Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Pizzas (snowman and Tree)

Pizza Crust.
1 cup warm water (115 degrees)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1.In a medium mixing bowl, combine water, sugar, and salt. Add flour and yeast all at once, and stir until a soft dough forms. Add additional flour if needed, and knead gently for 5-10 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic.
*Or, you can mix this dough in a stand mixer, until soft and elastic. Mix for 6 min
2.Butter or grease a  pan. Using your buttery hands, lift the soft, sticky dough onto the pan and gently shape into the shape you want.

White Pizza Sauce
Add 2T melted butter and 2T flour
Cook in small sauce pan over medium heat.
Whisk together and add about 1 c. of whipping cream. Whisk until smooth.
Add 1 clove chopped garlic and a sprinkle of garlic powder
Add a pinch of salt to taste.
Cook and stir until it thickens. Take off heat and it’s ready for the crust.

I used a combination of a rolling pin and just stretching it with my hands.To make the snowman shape in the dough. And place on a greased cookie sheet.
Add your sauce, cheese, and toppings.I used the homemade white sauce recipe for the sauce and it was amazing. Then just used mozzarella and then olives and a carrot nose for the snowman.
Then I used red sauce,olives and pepperoni for the tree pizza. (Again I just cut the dough with scissors to shape the tree dough)

Bake on a cookie sheet at 500 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
You know when it’s done when all the cheese is melted with little bits almost burnt, and the crust is golden brown.

* I got this idea and the white sauce from deliacreates I again loved the white sauce and will for sure make it again. The dough recipe is my own.

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