Thursday, February 7, 2013

Artisan Dough Versatility - Recap


I cannot even begin to tell you how versatile this dough is.  If you are like me, a picture is worth a thousand words... so I figure I would show you.

I will provide you with the ingredients and instructions, even though they are provided in the links.  See how much I love you?



Artisan Dough:
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp yeast
2 tsp Kosher salt
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water

-Add all the ingredients for the Artisan dough in your mixer bowl.  Using the dough hook attachment, mix at medium speed till a ball is formed.  Remove dough from mixer bowl and place in a large bowl. Add 1 tbsp of Canola oil to the dough and flip over so both sides are covered.  Cover with a towel and let rise for 2 hours.  At the end of 2 hours you can now use this dough for crusts etc.

If you want to make bread; then you simply shape the dough into whatever shape you want with floured hands and using a floured work area.  Cover one more time, and let rise for 45 minutes. Bake at 400F 27-30 minutes.  The bread rises higher if you place an oven proof container with water onto the bottom floor of your oven.  The steam from the water gives it a nice crusty outside texture and super moist and airy inside!






Crispy artisan bread...



Awesome pepperoni pizza using the dough as a crust, look at the height of that scrumptious crust, yum!



BBQ Chicken Pizza with Balsamic Caramelized Onions


Garlic Bread Meatball Florentine Sandwiches


BBQ Chipotle Sausage Pockets


Maple Glazed Chicken Apple Cheddar Pizza



So you see my friends, a plain "dough" for the lack of a better word, can be transformed into anything your imagination can come up, and more!
What are you waiting for?  Let's get the flour out...

Till next time!!

Dishin with Didi

12 comments :

  1. That looks delicious Didi! Will surely give it try real soon!!!!

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    1. So easy Natasha! You will never go back, lol

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  2. Really similar to the stuff I make all of the time. Isn't it amazing how such simple ingredients make such a yummy thing?

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    1. So simple and easy Alex, it literally blew my mind the first time I made it!!

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  3. That simple?? REALLY?? I may need a class - and a taste test of all the "options"!!!

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    1. Class? You? Michelle, I have total faith in you I say, total faith!!
      As for a taste test? Sweetheart, anytime!! ♥

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  4. Didi darling I am salivating in front of my computer. The dough is great but your hand is even better for making all these tasty treats! Kalo Savvatokiriako koritsaki!!!

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  5. This does look so easy! And I don't have to "proof" the yeast in the water first? Let me know and I will try! Sharing tomorrow on Walking on Sunshine FB page!

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    1. Lois, I apologize, I just now received this msg for some reason!! Thank you for sharing on your amazing page!!♥

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  6. Didi I need to add the picture of my cinnamon rolls here because I think that shows great variety. I just shared the recipe with Brenda. I'm just so happy to pick-up a recipe that has such versatility.

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    1. I would love for you to share Cynthia!! ♥

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