Now or Later Pizza
King Arthur Baking Companion
3 c unbleached AP flour
1 tsp instant yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs olive oil
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 c water
Mix together until you have a soft dough. Don't overknead; it should hold together but look fairly rough on the surface.
Cover and let rise for 45 min, then refrigerate it for 4 hours (up to 36 hours); this step will develop this crust's flavor.
Divide the dough in half. Shape in 9 to 12 inch rounds. Cover and let rest for 30 min while you heat the oven to 500 degrees.
Bake in the middle rack for 4 minutes then remove. Add toppings and bake an additional 8 minutes or save for later.
If saved for later, cool the crust and wrap and refrigerate or freeze. When you are ready to cook them, remove, add toppings and bake at 450 degrees for 8 minutes. (I would think you would need to let these come to room temp)
-One pizza had garlic, browned butter, goat cheese, parmasean, and crab. It wasn't bad but the crab was too heavy and overwhelmed the taste of the dough.
-The other crust was topped with a pizza sauce the I used tomato paste, water, salt, and a heavy sprinkle of Penzey's Pizza Seasoning. The rest of the toppings were sharp cheddar and mozerella. It was a very tasty pizza!
-I left the cust to develop in the refrigerator for about 24 hours and I thought that it had a nice flovor and a great texture.