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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pizza dough

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
WINNER:  reluctant writer





For several years now, too many to count, we have had homemade pizza once a week.  My 2nd daughter, Mandie, starting at a young age, would be in charge of the pizza making.  Now that she is grown and married, I am once again the pizza chef.  Every Saturday I don't have to think and wonder, "What should I make for supper tonight?"  We have never tired of our weekly pizza.   

Today I share our pizza dough recipe.  It is very simple, yet delicious:
This recipe makes 2 large pizzas

2 Cups warm water
1 package dry active yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon oil

Mix water, yeast, salt, sugar and oil.  
Add flour 1 cup at a time until a soft dough is formed
Knead 10 minutes.
Divide in half.
Rise a minimum of 2 hours. 
Preheat oven to 500 degrees 
Roll each piece into 16" circle
place on greased pizza pan

add sauce, cheese and toppings of your choice.

Bake for 10 minutes in a preheated 500 degree oven.  Enjoy!


I began using King Arthur flour when my fourth child, now 16, was born.  We discovered 6 weeks after his birth that he had some allergies.  This began my interest in the processing of foods.  I searched and read about the food that I fed my family.  To my disgust, I was ignorantly feeding them many fillers, chemicals, additives and preservatives.  Now to find better ingredients.  This search led me to King Arthur flour.  Milled naturally, never bleached.....WHAT? other flours are bleached!!!!  I never knew :/  
Not only is it all natural,  it is made in America, in the state of Vermont.  Which is local for me :)
  
Celebrating their 220 year birthday on September 10, 2010 (join them in Norwich, VT for a b-day bash), King Arthur is America's oldest flour company, founded in 1790.  They are committed to bringing everyday bakers the highest quality baking products.  Employee owned, they take pride in every item that leaves the facility.  As stated on the website:  "Our employees have a stake in what we do, and it shows in every bag of flour."

Surf on over to King Arthur's website and you will find a wonderful array of information and products to use in your kitchen.  This website is loaded with not only great products to purchase, but recipes, a tour of the facilities, tools for the kitchen, secrets to great baking and oh, so much more. 


Here's your chance to win for yourself a 5# bag of King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour to use in one of their fabulous recipes or even one of your own.  All you have to do is leave a comment (or 2 or 3) sharing what you will be surprising your family with using your winnings.   Be sure to also leave contact information (email, phone, facebook) so if you are the winner I can contact you.  Winner will also receive 2 issues of King Arthur's subscription baking newsletter, The Baking Sheet. 

Every 'follower' that I have contact information on will automatically be entered..so if you are already a 'follower' AND leave a comment, you have doubled your chances on being the BIG winner!  


Drawing will take place on Wednesday, August 25th.


GREAT NEWS:  King Arthur is adding their pizza crust mix to this drawing.  You will receive 5# of King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose FlourClassic Pizza Crust & Flatbread Mix and 2 issues of The Baking Sheet.  Don't miss out!



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28 comments:

  1. I can never get enough of King Arthur Flour. I'd love to win!

    I would use it to make cookies.

    Blessings
    Mrs. White
    puritanlight(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Guess if I was a "baker", I would want to use the King Arthur's flour, too. But, since I hate cooking, I will continue to enjoy YOUR pizza every week until we leave Vermont! Thanks for letting us enjoy it, too.

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  3. I think I would make some banana bread or zucchini bread with my toddler, who is starting to enjoy baking :)
    marysa at marysa dot com

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  4. I would surprise my two little girls with a make-your-own pizza night! They love being able to add their own toppings!! :)


    fabfindfoodie@gmail.com

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  5. My pizza dough recipe is similar to this, but I will try yours. I have used King Arthur flour for so long I can't remember, it is the best and you oftentimes do not need to use a full cup when called for. I probably would make pizza with it, we do pizza a lot.
    Fun pizza if you have lots of tomatoes--from my daughter.
    Do the crust, then take fresh tomatoes, poke a couple of slits in them and gently squeeze out some of the juice and seeds. This is not as necessary if you have roma-type. Slice them about 1/2 inch thick and cover your pizza crust(takes a lot), then cheese, then toppings. So fresh, so good.
    I really look forward now to this every day. Linda

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  6. Hi,

    I love making pizza with the kids. Im your newest follower from mombloggerclub. Have a great day.
    http://rwriterjourney.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love King arthur flour as well as most of their products and would love to win a 5 lb bag so that I can use Motherin law Hildas,Pie crust recipe to make fruited pies as well as apple dapple and apple bars for our next family vacation in September. I would even be willing to share the latter two recipes with any that wanted them.

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  8. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

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  9. okay i figured out how to post...so where's my flour for vacation!!!!!LOL....by the wy I like your blogs so far :)

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  10. Hi Jenny from Freebie Spot sent me on over. I now follow your blog as jelaws5.This is such a great giveaway-I use King Arthur Flour quite a bit.
    I would try your pizza dough recipe, make cookies and some rolls.
    thanks for the giveaway
    aunteegem@yahoo.com ps I also like what you said in your top header

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  11. I would definitely make an attempt at my own pizza crust. But at least if I fail, King Arthur is throwing in some crusts too!

    Posted this giveaway for you at www.freebiespot.net :)

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  12. i just saw something today don't know what it's called but it looked like turned in pizza dough with a middle of peaches..yum-o
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  13. I need to make The Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls - they have been on my "to bake" list for far too long!

    gert003 at aol dot com

    Great giveaway :)

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  14. I would make my tomato and basil bread.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  15. I would probably be using the King Arthur flour to try out YOUR pizza dough recipe! It sounds delicious! I also like to use their flour for any type of breads I make or cinnamon rolls. Things just turn out so nicely with it!

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  16. I've been meaning to make some foccacia bread, and this will be perfect for it!

    tams85 at gmail dot com

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  17. I'm a brand new follower (WhooHoo!).

    Typically my hubby does all the bread and cake baking ... all vegan ... he's quite a guy. So I might surprise everyone by making a fresh peach pie if I were lucky enough to win.

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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  18. I would be making Pioneer Woman's recipe for Vanilla Bean Scones & some homemade bread!! :)

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  19. Well, I love to cook/bake so I would definitely make good use of it, whether in pizza, bread, or even cakes! ;)

    (hockeygirlvt@hotmail.com)

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  20. Thank you! This is my first giveaway win!!! I can't to receive my prize!!

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  21. Thank you! This is my first giveaway win!!! I can't to receive my prize!!

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  22. Well, I love to cook/bake so I would definitely make good use of it, whether in pizza, bread, or even cakes! ;)

    (hockeygirlvt@hotmail.com)

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  23. okay i figured out how to post...so where's my flour for vacation!!!!!LOL....by the wy I like your blogs so far :)

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  24. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

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  25. I've been meaning to make some foccacia bread, and this will be perfect for it!

    tams85 at gmail dot com

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  26. I would surprise my two little girls with a make-your-own pizza night! They love being able to add their own toppings!! :)


    fabfindfoodie@gmail.com

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