Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dutch Oven Cooking Assignment – May 2014 – PAD30


By:  Spencer Knowles, Ryan Tomlinson


“Delicious and Hot, Pizza Just for You ... Fight for the last slice.”

Rating:  Excellent **** This was delicious pizza and worked well in the Dutch oven.  The pizza dough was a bit larger than the oven and this made the edges of the pizza dough curl over around the sides making a nice crust.  You could probably put some additional cheese around the edges and it would create a filled edge.  Next time, we would be more adventurous with different kinds of toppings.  We were very happy and somewhat surprised at how well it turned out in the Dutch oven.  We were concerned that the dough might stick and so we coated the Dutch oven with a bit of butter before adding the dough.  We would definitely recommend you this on your next outdoor adventure.

The dough was prepared using a bread maker.  You can make it ahead of when you want to use it and keep it wrapped in the refrigerator in plastic wrap until you are ready to roll it out. 


In a measuring cup mix together:
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp dry milk powder
½ cup warm water

Put these ingredients in a measuring cup and stir with a small whisk.  Then pour this mixture into the bread machine. 

Now add 2 ¼ cups of bread flour and 1 tsp active dry yeast on top of the mixture.  Do not stir.  Turn the machine on “dough cycle”.  It will immediately mix all the ingredients together and keep mixing for about 2 minutes.  By then, it will have formed a ball of dough.

The machine will then stop automatically and it will let the dough rest for anywhere from five to ten minutes.  Then the machine will start to mix and relax the dough – it basically just rolls it around in the machine and stops briefly – this continues two or three times over the next 45 minutes before the machine will stop allowing the dough to rest for about an hour.  After about an hour, the timer will go off and the dough will have expanded to about 2 ½ times the original ball.  It will be sticky.  Remove it with floured hands.  You can roll it out at this point and make your pizza.  However, at this point, we wrapped it loosely in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator.  It will continue to rise if you don’t use it right away, but as soon as you unwrap it and roll it out, it will deflate.  Roll out the dough and add your favourite toppings.  (We let our dough rest overnight.)


Pizza sauce
Pepperoni (cover the whole pizza)
Grated cheese – lots of it!

Spread the dough with pizza sauce.  Add pepperoni and grated cheese.  You can add whatever you desire and extra spices too – make it your own!

Recipe: Our own

No comments:

Post a Comment