Becky’s Pizza Crust

Monday, October 26th, 2015

I can’t even believe Becky is letting this cat out of the bag. Becky has been having an annual pizza party as long as I can remember. I recall being a little kid and carving pumpkins in her living room while all the adults were eating pizza and maybe even enjoying an adult beverage or two. She makes pizzas non-stop for several hours as the cast of characters constantly changes with our friends and family catching up from the year’s events. She typically has friends in from as far away as California with the longest journey being taken by some family in South Africa!

As with any gathering, the key to a good party is good food.

Fully preheat your oven to 425 degrees for this one.

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1.5 packages of yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2.5 Cups of flour

Mix all of this together and let it sit for a while so it can rise a bit. Spread the dough over your favorite pizza pan after you use a bit of oil to keep the dough from sticking.

The beauty of pizza is you can put anything you want on it. The crowd favorite at Becky’s sounds weird but is a perennial crowd favorite, sauerkraut pizza. If I remember the legend correctly, Becky had made so many pizzas that she was out of traditional ingredients and all that remained in the icebox was the makings of Reuben Sandwiches. And the beast was born. Before you make funny faces, give this monster a whirl. It is delicious! Have fun folks.

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