With our traditional lifestyle we greatly enjoy incorporating traditions of the past as well as creating our own. Friday’s are typically pizza night in the wilderness and I thought I would invite you along.
Normally, we make both a gluten free pizza and a regular wheat pizza, but since the Mountain Boy is in Pennsylvania visiting his grandparents for an extended spring break we only needed a regular wheat pizza crust.
I am trying to film and incorporate more YouTube videos from my channel MountainWomanJournal into my posts. I have so much information I would like to share with you all, but 24 hours in a day just isn’t enough. 🙂
Below I am going to include my video in the post and below the video you will find my recipe for our favorite pizza dough.
As I have stated on my video – if you have tips, tricks or ideas of your own to share, please don’t hesitate to add comments either on YouTube or here on my blog. I am not a genius and I do truly LOVE to learn new things so sharing is encouraged. If you have questions I also encourage you to ask them. My thoughts are that no question is a stupid question and the only way you will learn or know is to ask. So please step on up and feel free to add comments.
- 1 tbsp yeast
- 1 cup hot water (110 degrees or less)
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Add everything in a bowl except for the flour and allow to sponge.
- Add flour and knead.
- Dough will be slightly sticky.
- Let sit for 10 minutes or put in fridge for the day until you are ready to use.
- When using just gently stretch your dough to fit your pan. I bake my crust for 5 to 10 minutes prior to decorating it. 🙂
- Add your preferred toppings. We use black olives, mushrooms, ham or meat of choice, onions, pineapples and either mozzarella cheese or buffalo hot wing cheese.
- This recipe makes one crust that will stretch to a 12 x 15 lipped cookie sheet. The amount it will serve will depend on your eaters. That one pizza serves two people each 3 pieces of pizza. 🙂
- You could also make this pizza in a cast iron skillet – it would make two pizzas in a large skillet.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Many more to follow – I have wilderness breads and kaiser rolls coming next.