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Homemade Black and Bleu Pizza & KitchenAid Pizza Crust

11 Feb

So we made the best homemade pizza ever tonight.  The crust was light and airy and baked perfectly, the cheese was gooey and good, the red onions added the best flavor the this pizza and the flank steak was perfectly cooked and sliced thinly to my liking.  We made a Blank and Bleu Pizza.  YUM!

If you had been reading this blog for a while, you probably remember the epic failure the last time we made homemade pizza.  It turned out terribly and both the husband and I put so much effort into making the crust and felt really disappointed with the results.

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This time was different though.  I used my new KitchenAid Mixer to make the crust and I kid you not, the dough was ready in less that 5 minutes (after I let the yeast sit in the warm water for 15 minutes).  It was so easy and didn’t make any messes.  I highly suggest this recipe for pizza dough if you have one.  It seriously rocks!

Crusty Pizza Dough

(adapted from the KitchenAid Mixer Recipe Collection)

Ingredients

  • 1 Packet Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed Hot Peppers
  • 3 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups of flour
  • Cornmeal

In your KitchenAid mixer bowl, dissolve the yeast in the cup of warm water.  Add in the salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, crushed hot peppers, olive oil and 2 1/2 cups of flour.  Mix using the dough hook for one minute of setting 2.  Add in the rest of the flour and mix for another 2 minutes on setting 2 until the dough is stuck on the dough hook and fully mixed.  You can mix the dough for more than two minutes if you want. 

Place the dough in a greased bowl and make sure to coat the dough on all sides as well.  Place a towel over the bowl and let the dough sit for one hour or until it has doubled in size (I like sticking it in the oven). 

Grease the bottom of a pizza pan and lightly sprinkle on cornmeal.  Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and begin making your crust.  Bake pizza at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Easy and Great!  : )

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Black and Bleu Pizza

Ingredients

  • Red Onion
  • Blue Cheese
  • mozzarella Cheese
  • Flank Steak- cooked and thinly slices
  • Tomato Sauce

Top your dough with the tomato sauce.  Place the mozzarella, red onion, flank steak and blue cheese on the pizza.  Bake and dig in! 

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This is a very filling pizza, between the Husband and I, we have almost half of it left!  I guess what we know I’ll be snacking on tomorrow!

Question:  What is your favorite flavor combinations on pizza?

 

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