Thursday, September 24, 2015

# cooking thursday

Cooking Thursday - Cheesy Garlic Pizza


Good morning friends, hope you've had a good night's rest and are ready for the day ahead.
I didn't sleep very well last night, matter of fact I haven't been sleeping well for days because of the situation with my grandma.  Anyway, I'm here, it's super early but I thought I would go ahead and get this post up before I move on with my day and end up forgetting to do it.
The recipe I'm sharing today is an older one but a favorite around here on Pizza night.  Cheesy Garlic Pizza, so good, give it a try.


Basic Pizza Dough
yield: 2-12 inch pizzas, approximately 1 lb. of dough

1 cup warm water
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon honey {or sugar}
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
3 cups bread flour {give or take 1/2 cup…depending on the heat & humidity}

In a large mixing bowl, preferably that of a stand mixer, stir yeast and honey into warm water. Sit for 5-10 minutes or until bubbles form and mixture starts to foam. This tells you that the yeast is alive and kicking. Pour in salt, oil and half the flour and mix.

Once that flour is incorporated, start adding flour in bit by bit until you get the pizza dough to the consistency you want: slightly tacky, but when you touch it it doesn’t stick to your hands.

Once you reach this stage, turn the mixer on high to knead for 6 minutes. Turn a timer on and walk away! Resist the temptation to stop earlier than 6 minutes! That seems to be the magical number. It should look something like this when it’s done!

The dough should be smooth and easy to work with. And the bowl should be clean!
Lightly grease the bowl & the dough so it doesn’t dry out, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise 1-2 hours. That’s it!

For the Cheesy Garlic Pizza:

1/2 recipe Fail-Proof Pizza Dough
2 tablespoons softened salted butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese {use the real stuff!}
1/4 pound grated mozzarella cheese
{salt & pepper, if desired}

Preheat oven to 500 degrees with pizza stone inside. {If you don’t have a pizza stone, use an upside down cookie sheet}

 Mix butter and garlic in a small bowl and set aside.

Spread pizza dough out into a 12-inch circle on parchment paper. {This makes it easier to transfer to the pizza stone.}

Spread the butter and garlic mixture over dough and top with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.  Bake for about 12 minutes until cooked and cheesy is melted and bubbly.


  1. I've made pizza on garlic bread which we love, so I'm sure this would be great too!
    I have a Cooking Thursday post up too - did you quit doing the link? No problem if you did, I just didn't want to miss it. :)
    Praying for you in this hard time.

  2. This recipes sounds SO good! Thanks for sharing. ;)

    Please know I'll continue to pray for your Gram, you and your whole family dear Gal! Praying for peace and strength to be sent your way in the days ahead.

    Here is the link for my recipe this week: Fall Pasta Salad


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  4. (Posted the wrong link in the above message - sorry.)

    I can't wait to try out this pizza! Praying for your Grandmother and all of you.

    Renee ~ My Cooking Thursday Recipe

  5. Praying for all of you. Lovely recipe!


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