My tremendously supportive husband & I have 3 wonderful children, 1 dog, 12 laying hens, 2 dairy goats, 3 bee hives, and a 2000 sq foot vegetable garden on a small 1/4 acre lot in the city. In the center of it all is our small 1,000 sq foot house purchased in 2008 as a foreclosure that we fully renovated to host our growing family, home school adventures, and small home business (CozyLeaf.com). We have a desire to learn a path to self sufficiency finding ways to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. We want to learn to live with less as we laydown roots to our little homestead.
The best Pizza dough recipe (thanks to Miss Emily!)
2 1/2 - 3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp yeast
1 tbl olive oil
1 cup water
I usually make this right out on the counter, but when the kids are "helping" I use a bowl so I dont end up with pizza dough ingredients all over my counter!
Step 1: In your bowl (or on your counter) combine flour, salt, sugar, and yeast (I usually mix all my dry ingredients and then sprinkle the yeast around the outside of my dry ingredients)
Step 2: Make a small "well" in the middle of your dry ingredients to put your oil and water (you can see the yeast already reacting to the water, so get stirring!)
Step 3: Stir it up and start kneeding (Addie loves to help stir) Kneed it until you have a non sticky ball of dough...add flour if necessary.
Step 4: Put your dough back into your bowl (or leave it right on the counter) with a damp warm towel over it in a "safe place!" and let it rest for an hour or even as long as overnight...for a nice breakfast pizza or calzone!
Wait until your dough is doubled in size.
Step 5: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees... Get your stone ready and roll out your dough.
Step 6: Bake the crust at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes
Step 7: Get your toppings on! Use your meat mixture or precut onions...whatever you want, thats the beauty of the homemade pizza!
Step 8: Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes...depending on how crispy you want your crust!
Step 9: Its done! Let it cool for a minute or so and then cut it and enjoy!