Hi folks. Ya, ya, I know. Where the heck have I been right. I'd like to tell you I've been sailing around the world or laying on a beach in Hawaii drinking fruity drinks with umbrellas served by hot pool boys. Yet that would be such a lie. I mean those are fantasies not reality folks. Reality bites. Seriously...they even made a movie about it once.
So if you're a loyal reader you know we've had tons going on. It has not eased off to say the least. My aunt is in palliative care and I try to visit as much as I can. I know it's what my Dad would have wanted. For those who know me well then you know I took care of my Dad for 8 months during his illness. He opted to be at home so I was his primary caregiver. So I have much empathy for my cousin right now. My aunt wants him 24/7 and I can so relate to it. It's hard but it's times like these that families should band together and help one another out. So I go and visit her. She does not know who I am. I think she thinks I'm just a really nice nurse who spends hours walking her around in her wheelchair. Which is okay, if she's happy and content that's all I care about right now.
There's been tons of other "life stuff" happening as well. I won't overwhelm you with it. Honestly you'd think I live in a soap opera right now. It's the stuff writers would give their souls to write about. I have every faith things will shift soon and the little dark cloud that follows me around will move to someone else for awhile. Just use an umbrella folks so it does not find you next.
Moving the horsey this weekend. So excited. Cannot wait to be in a new, clean, beautiful barn. Big stalls, huge arena, great care. It'll break the bank I'm sure but she's 24 and deserves a nice place as she ages. Hopefully we can make it work financially. It'll be worth it if she's happy and well cared for. I'll post pics when we move. This place is amazing. Which is good cuz we all may have to move in there with her if hubs doesn't line up a new job soon. Just imagine a horse, 4 people, 3 cats, one loud puppy and 6 chirping birds sharing a stall. Sounds fun right.
Okay so this is a sneak peek at something. I am posting the dough now. I shall post the pizza I turn it into in the next post. But I was just chomping at the bit to get this up here. I tend to get a little crazy with my pizza dough from time to time. This one is killer. You'll love it.
Killer Spicy Pizza Dough:
1 cup water
1 tablespoon shortening
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 + ¾ cups white flour
1 + ½ teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
Place all ingredients in your bread machine baking pan in order listed.
Place your baking pan into the chamber and lock it in.
Select the "dough/pasta" setting on your machine.
Mine takes about 2 hours.
Remove from baking pan when finished.
Put in a glass bowl or container and cover it.
Let stand for another 30 minutes.
Now it's ready to knead out and make pizza.
*Dough can be kept in fridge for about 3 days. A little tip is it's easier to spread when a bit cold.*
*Dough can also be frozen*
Edit- Hey folks, a reader just let me know I hadn't added the yield to this. Sorry about that. Nutty time right now. This will make 2 normal crust pizzas or you can stretch it out and make 3 thin crusts. Hope that helps!
|LOOK AT ALL THAT DELICIOUS SPICE!|
|DON'T YA JUST WANNA MAKE PIZZA NOW?|
|YOU SHOULD, IT'S SUPER DUPER EASY!|
|I'D SHARE MINE BUT...SERIOUSLY....HAVE YOU MET ME....I DON'T SHARE FOOD!|
Miss you guys oodles and bunches. Sorry for the lack of commenting but I just have not had time. Things should mellow soon and I can squeeze in some time for visiting you all. Until then make some pizza. Seriously, so easy to make your own. Endless possibilities...just like life!!!
Toodles and smoochies! xx
Hang in there and good for you for being there for your family - too many people don't do that. The pizza dough sounds yummy and I will definitely be giving it a try!
Kate @ Kate from Scratch
This sounds awesome! A definite on my to-do list, just as soon as I'm up and running in the new kitch. I <3 anything spicy and pizza!
Sorry to hear life has been so heavy praying for lighter days. And the pizza dough looks amazing I can just imagine the smell of it cooking~!
I can't wait to make this dough. It definitely elevates "regular" homemade pizza (is there such a thing?)
This dough looks wonderful! My hubby may like the idea of crushed red pepper in the dough! Thanks for posting! Found you from VB members to remember!
Hi by white flour do you mean ap or bread flour?
Hi Robin. I mean All Purpose. I should make a note somewhere on the blog about things like that. Any time you see me just use "flour" as a general term it means AP. There are a few recipes where I use different ones but I always state what they are. Hope that helps. It's a wicked good pizza dough but definitely has some kick.
This recipe looks like tons of fun. I don't have a bread machine though & I'm not interested in buying one. Do you have directions for this pizza dough without a bread machine. I'd real lime to make it.
Hey Megan, just seeing this now. You can totally make this in a stand mixer with the dough hook. I'll be posting a pizza dough recipe next week (I can't remember which day right now) that is all by hand. So keep your eyes peeled for it.