I cannot even begin to tell you how much I miss New York food! I have been craving salty Chinese food, a fresh bagel, and real New York pizza like nobody’s business!!! Alas, I am currently ensconced in Middle America; which means I have to find an alternative solution. I’m going to make my own version of pizza. It won’t be the same, because the water is very different, but I might be able to get close. I found a recipe on Pinterest.
I was so excited to get started! I gathered my ingredients: 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of milk, 1 package dry yeast, 1/4 teaspoon of sugar, 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of salt.
Once I had everything together, I heated the water and milk as directed. It took a bit longer than the 40 seconds the recipe suggested. Then I moved the mixture to a big glass bowl and added the yeast packet and sugar.
Once the yeast was fully dissolved, I added the olive oil, flour and salt. Then I mixed the dough and kneaded it on a lightly floured surface.
When the dough was fully combined (smooth and elastic), I brushed a glass bowl with olive oil and put the bowl in the fridge overnight for the dough to rise.
24 hours later and I can make my pizza! But now I have to decide what kind to make – Barbeque Chicken or Chicken Alfredo Pizza… Any suggestions?