Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Onion Pizza

Cooking for my sister, Alyssa isn't always easy.  You would think I would be safe with pizza... nope!  She only likes either cheese or onion pizza, while I would prefer onions along with some sausage and peppers.  Oh well, onion pizza it is!
I was just going to make pizza and that was going to be dinner, however I decided last minute I really wanted wings!  Our normal pizza place wasn't open because of labor day weekend, so we were really scrambling!  Finally, we found a place that was open and that delivered and was cheap!  Hooray!

Onion Pizza
Onion Pizza*

Ingredients:

For the dough:
3/4 cup lukewarm water
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 packet yeast

Toppings:

1/2 cup marinara sauce
1 cup fresh mozzarella, or whatever cheese you would like
Garlic Powder, to taste
1 onion, diced
Whatever other ingredients you like on your pizza!

Preparation: 

For the dough:
Add water and vegetable oil to bread machine.
Top with flour, sugar, and salt.
Tap the sides of the bread pan to evenly spread the dry ingredients.
Make a small well in the center of the pan.  Put yeast in well.
Program bread machine to dough.
Hang out for an hour and a half.
Once dough is finished, flour countertop and hands.  Remove dough from bread machine and knead for about one minute.  Let rise for fifteen minutes.
Roll out dough to fit onto pizza stone or whatever pan you will be using.  Rest for 25 minutes.

For the pizza:
Preheat oven to 425.
After rolling out the dough, and waiting for the dough to rise again, saute onions over medium heat until slightly translucent.
Once dough is ready, transfer to pizza stone or pan.
Spread marinara sauce over dough.
Top with cheese and onions.
Sprinkle garlic powder over crust.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Let rest 5 minutes before cutting.
Enjoy!


*This recipe is intended to be made in a bread machine.  Of course you can always buy pre-made dough instead of making it from scratch.