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February 3, 2011

Barbequed Pizza Crusts


  • 1 cup warm water (110°F)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 pkg active dry yeast  (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • For Grilling:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Directions:                                                                                                ♥ My daughters favourite dinner to help make!

    1. Place the ingredients into the bread maker in the following order:  Water, olive oil, sugar, kosher salt, flour, and yeast.
    2. Turn the bread maker machine on with the Dough setting and press Start.
    3. While the dough is kneading and proofing, dice up the garlic and basil and set aside.
    4. After the dough has risen once, add the basil & garlic and let the machine knead & proof the dough once more.
    5. Light up the barbeque grill to a medium temperature.
    6. Divide the dough into 4 individual pieces, or 2 mediums, or 1 large pizza. (4 small pizzas is easiest to cook on the BBQ)
    7. Roll the dough out semi-thin on a lightly floured board.
    8. Tear off large pieces of aluminum foil, sprinkle some flour on it and place each pizza dough on it’s own foil.
    9. Microwave the 1/2 cup of oil with the remaining minced garlic and brush it onto the tops of the pizza dough right before throwing them on the grill.
    10. Cook the dough on grill for about 2 minutes per side. When you flip the crust over, brush the garlic oil on the other side too.
    11. Remove the half-baked pizza crust from the grill and add your sauce and toppings.
    12. Put the pizza back on the grill (without the tin foil) and leave it on until the cheese melts, and there’s grill marks on the bottom of the pizza.

    If you don’t have a bread machine:

    1. Start by adding the yeast and sugar to the warm water and let it rise for 10-15 minutes.
    2. Combine all of the other ingredients  in a deep bowl, add the yeast and knead the dough really well until all the ingredients are incorporated and the dough is smooth.
    3. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp towel and put in a warm place for an hour.
    4. Punch down the dough and cover the bowl again and let it rise until the dough has just about doubled in size… then continue with steps 5 to 12 listed above.



    January 29, 2011

    Pizza Dough


  • 1 cup flat beer
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
  • 2 tsp basil, dry or fresh
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (add 1 Tbsp less if you are using a very sweet beer)
  • 1 package dry yeast (8 gr) – approx 2 1/4 tsp  
  • 1 tsp olive oil, for baking


    1. Before starting, remove the beer from the refrigerator and allow it to become almost room temperature.

    2. Place the ingredients into the bread machine in the following order:  beer, oil, flour, garlic, basil, salt, sugar, and yeast. I always add the yeast last, but if you prefer, add the ingredients in the order suggested by the bread maker manufacturer.

    3. Select the proper Dough setting. Be sure you choose the right setting or you could accidentally bake the loaf instead of just mixing & rising it…I speak from experience)

    4. Remove the dough from the bread machine when the last rising cycle is complete. (My machine rises twice, others may rise once.)

    5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

    6. Lighty flour the counter and roll out your dough large enough to cover your pizza pan.

    7. Pre-bake the dough for 5-8 minutes.

    8. Remove from the oven and spread the pizza sauce, layer your toppings and place it back in the oven until the crust is lightly brown and crispy, and the cheese is melted (approximately 20-25 minutes).



    January 28, 2011

    White Sandwich Bread

    Plain. Easy. White. Bread.

    That’s right….EASY bread.  If you have a bread machine, it most likely came with a book full of basic bread recipes. Although I was very dissappointed with my book, I did find one recipe that seemed pretty easy because it only had 6 ingredients. After modifying a few things, lessoning the amount of sugar and yeast, I made this loaf of bread – and boy is it good!

    I now use this as my basic recipe and if I want to flavour it with rosemary, or garlic, or cheese bread, this is the one I refer to, then I add all the other ingredients after the 1st rise.

    Recipe Yields: 1 1/2 pound loaf.



  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups flour (all-purpose flour OR bread flour both work fine)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 package of dry yeast (8 gr) – approx 2 1/4 tsp  
  •  Directions:

    1.  Use a thermometer to make sure the water is 110 degrees F.  (Don’t use hot or cold water or the yeast will not work properly.)

    2.  Place ingredients into the bread maker in the following order:  water, oil,  flour, salt, sugar, and yeast.

    3.  Bake on the White Bread setting, 1 1/2 pound loaf, and choose the colour of bread to whatever you desire.

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