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Super Bowl Recipe: Homemade Pizza Party!

Super Bowl Recipe: Homemade Pizza Party!

Make pizza from scratch for a Super Bowl party? Why bother when you can snap your fingers and have it delivered to your door?

Here’s why: Homemade pizza tastes better than anything you can buy and it takes much less time and effort than you would think. Making the dough takes just 10 minutes. Then, during the next hour while the yeast is working its magic, you have plenty of time to prepare whichever toppings you and your guests are hankering for — shredded cheeses, sliced meats, vegetables, whatever.

The trick is to mix and “knead” the dough in a food processor rather than by hand. It’s quicker and cleaner that way. And as long as you measure the ingredients accurately (going by weight, not volume) and don’t add very hot water, this dough is failure-proof.

This recipe makes enough dough for six 9- to 10-inch pizzas. You’re welcome to invite more adventurous guests to roll out and top their own dough. Otherwise, roll out the dough ahead of time and pre-bake the crusts for them, which speeds up the final cooking time. Pre-baking the crusts also makes them even crispier than usual.

For years, I found stretching out pizza dough to be a pretty frustrating process. I’d roll it out in one direction and it would spring right back at me. I’d roll it in another direction and the same darn thing would happen. Then one day a Sicilian pal of mine passed along her mother’s method: she rolled it out on a counter that was lightly oiled, but not dusted with any flour. Eureka! In this scenario, the dough doesn’t roll back; it sticks to the counter. In just a few rolls, you’re looking at a perfectly round, perfectly thin pizza shell.

One last note: Encourage your guests to avoid making Dagwood-style pizzas. Piling on too many toppings sogs up the crust. Stick to the amounts I’ve recommended and everyone will end up with his own excellent personal pizza. In fact, chances are the pizza will turn out better than the game.

By Sara Moulton 

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2 Comments

  1. This looks and sounds delicious! I love having control over what goes in my body, and this is a great opportunity to just that. I imagine the perfect pizza with fresh veggies and freshly sliced meat. Yum!

  2. That’s a great way to please the crowds!

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