Friday, July 8, 2011
I realized some of my recipes can't be searched here because they are at the other URL so I'll have to add them here too. This recipe for homemade pizza crust and sauce is a tried and true favorite for us. This pizza dough recipe gives me two 14" round pizzas and I usually make the kids their fave of Hawaiian with olives and Mr's fave of Italian Sausage, olives, onions and bell peppers.
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (I had to use more, just depends)
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
In a stand mixer, add the yeast mixture, salt and oil. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour. Using a dough hook mix until the dough "cleans the bowl", you may need to add more flour until it looks right.
Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour if needed, until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a clean cloth. Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour (I set it in a warm oven).
Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before cutting it in half and rolling out and placing on pan/stone.
Add sauce and toppings.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (220 degrees C). Bake for 10-15 minutes.
(Convection oven to 475' bake for 10 minutes)
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
6 fluid ounces warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons honey
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I used a shake of this)
1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (I used a tiny pinch)
salt to taste
In a small bowl, combine tomato paste, water, Parmesan cheese, garlic, honey, onion powder, oregano, marjoram, basil, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and salt; mix together, breaking up any clumps of cheese.
Sauce should sit for 30 minutes to blend flavors; spread over pizza dough and prepare pizza as desired.
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