Friday, August 19, 2011
Solar Oven pizza!
Here's the crust recipe for those interested. It's supposed to make 2 12" pizzas thin crust.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 package dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp)
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
1/2 TBS oil
Mix a little sugar into warm water. Sprinkle yeast one top. Wait 10 min until gets all foamy. Add flour, salt & oil. Combine. Knead for 6-8 min until dough is smooth & elastic (add a bit more flour if needed). Cover & let rest 20-30 min. Lightly grease pizza pan. Sprinkle with a bit of cornmeal (optional). Divide dough in half. Place dough on pan & pat it with your fingers until it streches over whole pan. Try to make it thicker around the edge. If desired, pre-bake at 425 for 10 min. Spread with toppings, & bake at 425 for 10-20 min until bubbly & hot.
I did precook the crust in the solar oven for 10 min. I cooked it in the solar oven for about 20 min & it was heated through & cheese melted. I used 1/3 of the dough on the small cookie sheet that fits in my Global oven. But as I said, I should have used even less to make it thin crust.