Thursday, November 5, 2009

Homeade Pizza - a quick lunch or supper

Nothing is simpler or more delicious than pizza made at home. Here is my recipe for homemade Pizza sauce and dough. I usually double this recipe and freeze 1/2 for another pizza on a day when I'm rushed or for a topping of raviolis. I get the pre-made frozen raviolis at my local grocery store. It is a quick and delicious meal too! You can also double the dough and sauce and make another pizza to freeze after cooking for another day.

I love to make this pizza on a baking stone preheated in my oven. It helps the dough cook beautifully.

PIZZA DOUGH
1 package active dry yeast
1 c. warm water
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbl. olive oil
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour

PIZZA SAUCE
1 can tomato paste + 2 cans water
2 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbl. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. anchovy paste (optional)

TOPPINGS
1/2 pkg. sliced pepperoni
8 oz. grated mozzarella cheese
other toppings your family likes

SAUCE: Saute garlic in olive oil. Mix rest of the ingredients together on top of stove. Cook for about 15 minutes.

DOUGH: Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in remaining ingredients. Beat vigorously 20 strokes. No rising necessary. Spread on pizza pan or preheated baking stone. Put sauce, cheese and then other toppings.

Bake 425 for 15 minutes.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Pizza ia such an easy and fun thing to make at home. My kids and hubby get grumpy if they don't get their Friday night pizza. Everyone gets their favorite toppings and happily settles down for our Friday night movie night.

Pizza dough freezes well too. Just let it defrost to room temperature before using it. My daughter likes to use left over dough for her snack pizza during the week.

I use a slightly similar sauce recipe, but honey instead of sugar. It's quick and simple to make and freezes well. Here's the recipe and some more ideas on how to use pizza dough for snacks, in case you are interested:
http://workathomehomeschoolingmom.com/2009/04/our-favorite-quick-and-easy-pizza-sauce-recipe/

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