Sunday, August 31, 2008

Doug's Pizza Crust

Recipe courtesy of Doug Gallup, Matthew's cousin.

1 T sugar
1 t salt
1 T shortening
1 c boiling water
1 pkg (2 1/4 t) yeast dissolved in 1/4 c warm water
3 c flour
olive oil

Dissolve yeast. Put sugar, salt, shortening and boiling water in a large bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Cool to luke warm. Add yeast. Stir. Add 1 1/2 c of the flour and beat until smooth. Add remaining flour or enough to make dough barely firm enough to handle. Knead until smooth. Flatten into pan. Let rise for 15 minutes. Brush lightly with olive oil. Use your favorite pizza toppings. Bake 425 degrees until crust is lightly brown and cheese is melted.

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