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The choice is yours; the recipe will yield the same results either way; simply exchange the method of infusion, for the uninfused version. For example, use regular butter where you see infused butter. To make this vegan, use sugar or agave in place of honey.
3 cups flour (All purpose or bread flour. I'll be using bread flour)
1 cup warm water
1 Tablespoon Instant Yeast (I use Red Star Quick Rise*)
1 Tablespoon Infused Oil
1 Tablespoon Ground Cannabis Flower
1 Tablespoon Sugar or Honey
1 Teaspoon Salt
*A note about yeast: You can use the same amount of Active Yeast if Instant/Rapid or Quick Rise is unavailable, however, you will need to prep your yeast before adding it to the dry ingredients. To do this, add the yeast and sugar or honey to 110 degree water, stir and let sit for at least 5 minutes. The mixture will foam on the surface as the yeast activates. Quick rise versions of yeast can be added directly to dry ingredients. I do not recommend products such as Fleischmann's Pizza Yeast, because it contains L-Cysteine, a dough conditioned used in most commercial baking that comes from dissolving feathers and human hair in acid.
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Rolling Pin (optional)
Parchment paper (recommended)
1 Extra Tablespoon Flour or Semolina Flour for dusting
Oven set to 475 degrees
The amount of toppings you'll need depends on the size of pizza you intend to make, and how you like it! This dough recipe will make one large pizza, or one medium pizza with some dough left over for a dessert pizza, pizza sticks or any other creative yeasted dough dessert you want to try! You can also roll this dough out thinly to make pizza rolls (in the style of a cinnamon roll) or pizza pockets. It's all up to you!
A note about cheeses:
You're going to want at least two cups of cheese to cover your pizza. Select soft cheeses like mozzarella, provolone and cheddar if you want a nice melty pull on your cheese; though mixing in harder cheeses like parmesan and asiago will give you a toastier end product, like the one in my photos. If you're wanting to make this recipe vegan, there are a wide range of vegan cheeses out there now. Give it a try!
Other topping ideas:
Feeling spicy? Go beyond pepperoni! Try a spicy Italian sausage, or charcuterie such as Coppa or calabrese. Chorizo works well, though I'd suggest adding a little can of chipotle in adobo to your tomato base for a real treat (add some pickled jalapenos and cilantro to REALLY set that one off!) The sky is the limit!
The key here is to make sure you've got just enough sauce on your dough, so that your pizza isn't dry, or soupy (the dough will have a tough time cooking if it's boiling in sauce), and enough toppings that it's covered edge to edge. I think you'll be surprised by just HOW easy it is! impress your friends!
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