Sunday, November 14, 2010
Pizza in a jar.
To have the first, you need the second.
I have already told you about making pizza and pissaladerie from scratch.(August).
This is the secret for making QUICK pizza from scratch.
What we have in the jar is the makings of pizza. YOU pull the dough out, shape it, and create the shell for all the good stuff you like.
This is what you do:
1. Rinse a big pickle jar. The bigger, the better.
2, In this jar, pour one cup of flour, one cup of warm water, one envelope of yeast. (This will rise to make one medium pizza).
3. Mix well
4. Let the wet concoction sit on your kitchen counter overnight.
5. Move the jar to the refrigerator until you need to make pizza, focaccia, biscuits.
On the day YOU WANT fresh pizza, move the jar to the counter while you pre-heat the oven to 525F.
Ten, fifteen minutes later, remove all but 1/4 of the dough, (keep that quarter in the jar-more information on this later.)
Prepare the toppings. Shape the pizza with more flour as needed. It will be a bit wetter than usual. Dress the pizza, drizzle a good amount of olive oil over the entire thing and bake at 525F for fifteen minutes.
Now, while the pizza is baking, add more flour and more water to the rest of the jar. Refrigerate until next time YOU want fresh pizza.
The entire process takes precisely 30 minutes.
Let me know how it works out for you.