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Baby you do get a rise out of me…

It’s pizza day in the FAF kitchen. That means fresh dough rising on the counter. I just love the way yeast works. Just finished the second kneading and am waiting for my wife to get home before making PIZZAS!!

Oh there will be sausage. We even have us some ripe off the vine tomatoes from the garden. Must resist eating tomatoes before reaching kitchen. So we will have to suffer with fresh tomato slices on the pie. Oh the horror of it.

Ok, real simple pizza/bread dough

3 cups very warm water
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp dry yeast
2 tbsp peanut, olive, or veg oil
6 cups plus or minus depending on humidity flour

Put water and sugar in a large bowl, stir to dissolve. Add yeast stir and let proof, about 10 minutes should do. Add oil and half of the flour and stir to combine. Then add flour 1 cup at a time, working it into the flour until it forms a smooth, slightly sticky ball and you’ve incorporated all the flour. Put the dough on a well floured counter and knead for about 10 minutes. Form into a ball and drop into your mixing bowl, no need to clean it first. Cover and let raise for about an hour or two. Punch down the dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes. Form into a ball and toss back into the bowl.

Cover and let it live on the counter, pulling off what you need to make your pizzas, rolls, or bread loafs. Toward the end of the week, it will be a very lightly flavored sour dough. That’s when it gets yummy.

If art is food for the soul then food is the soul of art. That my friends is the the soul of Fine Art Food.

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