Basic Potato Focaccia

Ingredients 1/4 ounce active dry yeast or 1/2 ounce fresh yeast 1 1/4 cups very warm water (120-125°F) 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup potato buds (instant mashed potatoes) 1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk 1 tablespoon salt 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon olive oil Instructions 1) In a large mixing bowl or the bowl ofMore »

Traditional Pizza Crust

Ingredients Strong bread flour (12 to 12.8 percent protein): 100 percent Salt: 1.75 percent Sugar: 2 percent Olive oil: 3 percent Instant dry yeast: 0.5 percent Water (70 F): 58 percent Instructions Add water to the mixing bowl, then add the flour and the remainder of dry ingredients. Mix the dough at low speed untilMore »

Crostini di Olive

Ingredients 8 1/2-inch-thick slices pane Toscano or other rustic Italian bread 1 large clove garlic, peeled 3/4 cup pitted black olives (Kalamata, for example) 2 anchovy fillets 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Instructions Grill or toast the bread. Set aside. In a food processor, combine the garlic, olives, anchovies and olive oil. Pulse the processorMore »

Herb Focaccia

Ingredients 1/4 ounce active dry yeast or 1/2 ounce fresh yeast 1 cup warm water 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon rosemary Instructions 1) In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let sit forMore »

Beer CrustMakes two 12-inch pizza shells

Ingredients 1/2 cup warm water (110 F) 1 teaspoon sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 3/4 to 3 cups flour (high protein) 1/4 cup pale lager beer (not chilled, but not flat) 2 teaspoons salt Instructions In a large bowl, combine the water, yeast, beer and sugar. Stir to combine. Let stand forMore »

Multi-Grain Crust

Ingredients 7 ½ pounds of multi-grain blend 17 ½ pounds pizza flour 8 ounces salt 12 ounces olive oil 4 ounces compressed yeast 15 pounds water Instructions Combine these ingredients following your normal method for making pizza dough.

Whole Wheat Crust

Ingredients 25 pounds whole wheat flour 8 ounce salt 12: ounces olive oil 4 ounces compressed yeast 12 ounces sugar 16 pounds water Instructions Follow standard dough making procedures.

Cheese Focaccia

Ingredients 1/4 ounce active dry yeast or 1/2 ounce fresh yeast 1 cup warm water 3 tablespoons olive oil + 2 tablespoons olive oil for brushing 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated ½ cup Romano cheese, grated ½ cup Asiago cheese, shredded Instructions 1) In a small bowl, dissolveMore »

Neapolitan-style Pizza Dough

Ingredients 1-1/2 ounces active dry yeast 11 pounds (at around 85-90 F) water 4 ounces salt 20 pounds flour (11- to 12-percent protein) Instructions In the mixing bowl, whisk the yeast into the water. Whisk in the salt. Add the flour. Mix for 2 minutes at low speed, then about 10 minutes at medium speedMore »

Cinnamon Swirl Pizza

Cinnamon Swirl Pizza

Ingredients 16 ounces pizza dough 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar 2-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon Instructions Cut the dough into four pieces, each about 4 ounces. Roll each of these pieces into a thick rope that is about 18 inches long. Lightly oil (use corn oil or other vegetable oil) a 12-inch pizza pan.More »