Habit's experimental cooking school is officially opened for business!!!

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  1. Habit Forming

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    Welcome!
    Today's class is entitled, Habit's homemade pizza.
    ***Please don't ask me any questions because I will lay everything out for you in the simplist of terms.***

    First you want to start with a packet of yeast! :cheer:
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    Put that yeast into a large mixing bowl along with a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of salt.

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    Add 1¼ cup of warm water and ¼cup of olive. Canola oil is good as well.
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    Lightly stir until everything is dissolved. Then just put it aside for about 5 minutes.
     
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    How will I know if it's undercooked?
     
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    Does grease stain carpeting?
     
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    Baking soda: Yes? No?
     
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    Have you ever tried that new organic pizza?
     
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    WTF - I'm following along .... i'm stuck on step # 2....
     
  7. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    What kind of pizza?
     
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    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    What temp should I be preheating my oven at?
     
  9. Habit Forming

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    Next, add 1 cup of ap flour and mix. You're gonna do this same step two more times.
    ***That's 3 cups of flour you add to the bowl. Not all at once. But one cup at a time. Dayummmm!!!***

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    ***This next step is very important. Take out your cutting board. Don't be mixing and cutting shit directly on your countertop. That's just nasty.***

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    Now, sprinkle a generous amount of flour onto the board. Plop the mixed dough on there and knead that shit till it's damn near elastic.....around three minutes.
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    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    I like how your cutting board says "cooks." Just in case you forget what it is for, you can just refer to the front of the board! :cheer:
     
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    Why do I need some fucking bread dough OK this is stupid
     
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    How do I know if my yeast is active? Are their little yeast exercise bikes?
     
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    somebody please do a crock pot cooking thread.

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    What if he put that on top though? Then he'd have to go around to see what it was for
     
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    I hope we don't make him mad. I actually want to see this. :)
     
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    When you're done kneading, form a dough ball.

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    Rince out your large mixing bowl and coat the bottom of the inside of it with a tablespoon of olive oil.

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    Place you dough ball into the bow. Make sre that you flip it over once so that most of it get's greased up.

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    Now you cover the bowl for about 45 minutes. That little dough ball will double in size!!! It's amazing technology.
     
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    Wouldn't it be easier to just buy a ready made pizza?
     
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    Telephone+Money+Pizza Guy = no labor output by me.
     
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    Alright. This particular pizza will have ground beef and onions on it. So, while you're waiting for your dough ball, on medium-high heat, cook ½lb of ground beef with a small chopped onion.

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    Cook it till the meat is no loger pink. Then set aside. Oh, please don't forget to drain the fat out of it.
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    ***I lost my pics of the enlarged dough. But trust me, it did in fact get larger.***

    Anyways, press down the dough with a fist. Then cut it in half.

    For the first piece of dough, I stretched it out for our pizza pan.

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    Now here's where I got lazy. I was supposed to use fresh oregano and basil with a can of regular tomato sause. Instead, I used this....
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    ***This is 8 ounces***

    Next, spread the sauce onto the pizza dough like this.......
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