Thursday, January 14

French bread pizza

This is soooo good! I will be posting a recipe at least once a week using low-cost items from my storage of food.

First mix up some French bread:

1/2 c. warm water 2 pkg. yeast- Combine and set aside to dissolve.

2 c. hot water

1/2 c. oil

3 T. sugar

1 T. salt

6 cups flour
Combine hot water, sugar, salt, oil, and 3 c. flour. Beat well, add yeast mixture and the remaining 3 c. of flour. Mix well and let dough rise for 1 hour in a pam-sprayed bowl. (I turn on the oven to the lowest setting, turn the oven off, and cover the bowl I mixed the dough in and set it in the warm oven.)

This is the dough doubled after an hour.

Divide the dough in half, roll into rectangles, and add toppings. (Left pizza has pepperoni and mozzarella, right pizza has chicken and colby jack- obviously a lot more creativity may be added to this step!)

Fold sides and ends over the toppings. This is the bottom of the loaf of bread.

Flip over onto baking sheet, rearrange the shape as necessary, score with a knife if desired.

Cover both loaves and let raise for 30 minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I bake both at the same time as shown, then switch places and turn around after the first 15 minutes. Those with convection ovens don't need to do the switcheroo!

Finished product! Slice and serve. Dip in desired sauce. (Pizza, marinara, alfredo, etc.- I'm cheap, I mean a savvy shopper, so I drained some moisture out of some spaghetti sauce by placing it in a dishcloth laid over a bowl.


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