Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pizza! For lack of a better title...

Here's an interesting recipe today, pizza dough with apple juice, not as a beverage, but as an ingredient. Yes, that is what I meant. A bunch of pizza dough recipes call for beer, and that didn't work for us, so, I decided to attempt apple juice instead. You can usually substitute apple sauce for butter, so why not?

The answer to that would be, well it sounds like it would be terrible. But! It isn't, it's very good. I promise. 

1 cup Apple juice
2 tbl olive oil
2 tbl sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbl yeast
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
garlic powder to taste
1 bread maker or an electric mixer or a person with far too much patience and time
Pizza toppings of your choice

  1. Microwave your apple juice until it is luke warm, 45 seconds did it for me
  2. In the mixer part of your breadmaker/mixer bowl/normal bowl (depending on how you're making this) combine the warm apple sauce and yeast, stir it up with a fork
  3. Measure out your other ingredients and add them to the apple juice/yeast.
  4. If you're doing this in a bread maker set it to dough and start it
  5. If you're doing this with a mixer mix it until combined and then let it rest for ten minutes, do this for 2 hours
  6. If you're doing this by hand mix it together, knead it a few times, let it rest, repeat until you're so tired of kneading bread that you're ready to give up completely (but in reality give it four cycles of knead then rest
  7. Separate your dough into at least two parts, (I did four and it made four personal pizzas big enough for an adult)
  8. Roll your dough sections into balls and then squish/pull/whatever until they're roughly pizza shapes
  9. Poke holes with a fork across the surface of the dough then let the dough rest once more while the oven preheats
  10. Preheat your oven to 350 ° F
  11. Bake for 6 minutes
  12. Remove from the oven and apply toppings, then bake it for 6-8 more minutes

    Nikolai was having a cranky evening so that is why this is late, sorry about that. Do you have any strange substitutions you use while cooking?

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