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Recipe: Blazin’ Inferno Pizza

Blazin' Inferno PizzaIn The Mighty Storm & Wethering the Storm by Samantha Towle, Jake and Tru have a special bond over Pizza Hut’s Blazin’ Inferno Pizza.  It just so happens to be their favorite, and we’ve tried to recreate it for you! Hope you enjoy! 🙂

Ingredients:

For the dough: (For an easy shortcut you can skip steps 1-3 and use pre-made pizza dough from your local grocery store)

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) of active dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour (can use all-purpose but bread flour will give you a crisper crust)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

For the pizza:

  • Olive oil
  • Tomato sauce (purée)
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Pepperoni, thinly sliced
  • Fiery Roquito chilli peppers
  • Jalapeño peppers

Equipment:

  • A pizza stone, highly recommended if you want your pizza dough to be crusty
  • A pizza peel or a flat baking sheet
  • A pizza wheel for cutting the pizza, not required, but easier to deal with than a knife

Directions:

  1. In the large bowl of a heavy duty electric mixer (such as a Kitchen Aid), add the warm water. Sprinkle on the yeast and let sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is dissolved. Stir to dissolve completely if needed at the end of 5 minutes.
  2. Attach a mixing paddle to the mixer. Mix in the olive oil, flour, salt and sugar on low speed for about a minute. Remove the mixing paddle and replace with a dough hook. Knead using the mixer and dough hook, on low to medium speed, until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. If you don’t have a mixer, you can mix and knead by hand. If the dough seems a little too wet, sprinkle on a bit more flour.
  3. Place ball of dough in a bowl that has been coated lightly with olive oil. Turn the dough around in the bowl so that it gets coated with the oil. Cover with plastic wrap. Let sit in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours (or several hours longer, a longer rise will improve the flavor). If you don’t have a warm spot in the house you can heat the oven to 150 degrees, and then turn off the oven. Let the oven cool till it is just a little warm, then place the bowl of dough in this warmed oven to rise. (At this point, if you want to make ahead, you can freeze the dough in an airtight container for up to two weeks.)
  4. Place a pizza stone on a rack in the lower third of your oven. Preheat the oven to 450°F for at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour.
  5. Remove the plastic cover from the dough and punch the dough down so it deflates a bit. Divide the dough in half. Form two round balls of dough. Place each in its own bowl, cover with plastic and let sit for 10 minutes.
  6. Prepare your desired toppings. Note that you are not going to want to load up each pizza with a lot of toppings as the crust will end up not crisp that way. About a third a cup each of tomato sauce and cheese would be sufficient for one pizza.
  7. Working one ball of dough at a time, take one ball of dough and flatten it with your hands on a lightly floured work surface. Starting at the center and working outwards, use your fingertips to press the dough to 1/2-inch thick. Turn and stretch the dough until it will not stretch further. Let the dough relax 5 minutes and then continue to stretch it until it reaches the desired diameter – 10 to 12 inches. Use your palm to flatten the edge of the dough where it is thicker. You can pinch the very edges if you want to form a lip.
  8. Brush the top of the dough with olive oil (to prevent it from getting soggy from the toppings). Use your finger tips to press down and make dents along the surface of the dough to prevent bubbling. Let rest another 5 minutes. (Repeat with the second ball of dough.)
  9. Lightly sprinkle your pizza peel (or flat baking sheet) with flour. Transfer one prepared flattened dough to the pizza peel. If the dough has lost its shape in the transfer, lightly shape it to the desired dimensions.
  10. Spoon on the tomato sauce, sprinkle with cheese, and place your desired toppings on the pizza.
  11. Gently shake the peel to see if the dough will easily slide. Slide the pizza off of the peel and on to the baking stone in the oven. Bake pizza one at a time until the crust is browned and the cheese is golden, about 10-15 minutes. If you want, toward the end of the cooking time you can sprinkle on a little more cheese AND PEPPERONI!  😉

ENJOY! 🙂

**Recipe adapted from  Elise from Simple Recipes

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