Two weekends ago, we visited Uncles M&T in upstate NY - to hang out, and to eat, of course! As much I love all of our visits, I looked forward to this one especially. We were to make calzones - S's grandmother's recipe. I've never met her, but I'm honored just to know her in this little way.
The whole process was so much fun - and probably a lot easier than it looked, since a M&T had prepped most of the ingredients by the time we arrived.
The Cusinart pizza dough recipe is as follows:
1 package active dry yeast (1/4 oz)
1 teaspoon sugar
7/8 cup warm water (105-115F)
2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
Stir the yeast and sugar into the water in a small bowl and let the mixture stand for 10 minutes or until it is foamy. Put the flour and salt in the work bowl, attach the metal blade, and turn on the machine. With the machine running, pour the yeast mixture through the feed tube. Process until a ball of dough forms. Add the oil and process the dough for 40 seconds or until it is smooth.
Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl and rotate to coat the entire surface with oil. Preheat oven to its lowest temperature for 2 minutes and then turn off. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and put in the oven, cushioning the bottom with a pot holder. Let the dough rise for 1 hour or until it doubles in bulk.
Thanks M&T - for your wonderful company, for sharing your beautiful home, and this special recipe. Looking forward to seeing you in NYC soon!
Thanks for reading,