Tall Guy and I decided to get a jump start on Valentine's Day by going out last night to one of our favorite "Date Night" restaurants, McGraw's Steak House! It's a lovely restaurant, situated right along the Wabash River, and it's only tricky to find in the dark because it sits off South River Road as you go out of West Lafayette. I'm still loving the memory of our steaks and alone time....sigh........
Today, however, is another day. Tink went to a friend's house to watch the younger sibs so that friend's parents go venture out tonight. Bear has a friend over here, and I thought it would be fun to make them a heart-shaped pizza. Toppings used can be whatever is your heart's desire, but TG loves this crust recipe, so I thought it fitting I should share it with you tonight.
For the dough, you will need:
1 pkg. dry yeast
1 C. lukewarm water
1 T. sugar
1 t. salt
2 T oil ( I use olive oil)
2 1/2 to 3 C. flour
This recipe makes two medium pizzas.
In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, and oil. Mix well. Gradually add flour to form a stiff dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth. Place dough in a bowl, cover the lid with a damp towel and let rise until doubled.
Divide dough in half and roll to 1/4 inch thickness. Put in a pizza pan or stone, cover with your toppings, and bake at 400 for about 15 minutes or until crust is golden.
Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!