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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Joys of 10 Foot Ceilings

We decided to make our house with 10 foot ceilings to give us more options with the building down the road. It is a bit more to heat, but with ceiling fans in all of the rooms and a wood burning stove, we weren't too concerned.

Even tough I'm not quite sure of the the decorating rules for high ceilings (to tell you the truth, I'm not sure of them for regular ceilings either.), I do have to say that I really like having 10 foot ceilings. It really helps with making the rooms feel bigger. I was also excited about the size of Christmas tree we could have.

There was one thing that I didn't think about though until I started lunch today . . . boy is it fun to toss pizza dough!

Pizza Crust* 1 c hot water
* 2 1/4 tsp yeast
* 1 tsp salt
* 1 tsp sugar
* 2 T oil
* 3 cups flour

Stir in 1/2 of the flour with the other ingredients, and then knead in the last half. Fold into a mound shape until the dough is smooth. Set aside 20-30 minutes, allowing dough to rise.

Preheat oven to 400

Gently push the air out of the mound of dough after rising is completed. Flatten the outer 2 inches of the mound, forming a flat ring around the mound.

Carefully pick up the dough and use fists to toss the dough out. Gently finish shaping on the pan.

Puncture the dough with a fork to prevent bubbling while baking. Prebake the crust 7-10 minutes. Top and finish baking pizza.

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~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

Hey -- I worked at a pizza place that tossed their pizza crust. What fun that was. I still do it at home... sometimes I hit the ceiling. Does that make you want to eat my pizza? LOL

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

I would like to see you try and hit your ceiling!! I am excited to try your pizza crust. I have been on the hunt for a good easy crust. Even though I am not very good at tossing it in the air. I always end up sticking my hand through it.

McKrola Family said...

Sounds great. Will have to give it a try sometime.

I love high ceilings, one home we lived in had high ceilings and I was emotionally more stable. I KNOW it was the ceilings!

Tim said...

We love our 10 foot ceilings too!

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