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Coming this week Step by Step Delicious Wings. Watch for the pictures this weekend

On this page I will be posting pictures and step by step instructions for some recipes. The first will be a posting about pizza and wing night. First for the pizza use the following pizza dough recipe. Use the wing recipe on this site and you will have a great meal for your guests. Be sure to visit for more great recipes

The Arrogant Chef Gourmet Thin Crust Pizza
(Adapted from Barry’s Famous Italian Thin Crust Pizza)

1 cup hot water
1Tbsp honey
1.5 Tbsp Yeast
1 tsp salt
2 cups flour (more or less) (You can also add dried herbs to the flour for a flavored crust)
Olive oil
Should make 2 pizzas

Dissolve honey in the hot water
Add yeast - let it froth (about 5 minutes)

Sift in the flour and salt, (dried herbs if desired) work until mixed
Place dough in oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let rise about 30 minutes Divide into 2 balls.

Spread thinly on an oiled pizza stone brush lightly with olive oil (for best results use a pizza stone), garnish with sauce only, herbs (you can experiment with different herbs).That is part of the fun.
Bake in hot oven (500 F) for 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and add toppings as desired. To begin try veggie pizza with chopped onions, strips of green peppers, thinly sliced mushrooms, tomato slices and sliced olives (you can get pizza olives in the grocery store.)

Return to oven and bake for 12 minutes or until the crust begins to turn golden. Be careful not to overcook or the crust will be tough rather than crunchy. Remove from oven and let sit for a couple of minutes before cutting

If you wish to use meat, cook the meat first. That would include bacon, steak, chicken, sausage etc. Remember that with gourmet pizza less is more. Usually include no more than 2 or three toppings with the cheese. Also experiment with different cheeses.

Have a pizza making contest party. The possibilities are endless.

Spread the dough on the pizza stone. This is not the type of dough that you can toss. Just put it on the stone and spread it out using your knuckles. This makes a very thin crust.

Then spread on the sauce and put in the oven at 500F for about 6 minutes. At this point you can add whatever spices you would like to the sauce.
Remove from the oven and add the toppings.
 Then add whatever type of cheese you like and return to the oven for about 12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Here is the finished product.