Saturday, October 4, 2008

Homemade Pizza

(pictured: half tomato basil, half fresh pineapple)
This is such a great recipe for homemade pizza! You'll be shocked at how easy it is!
Makes one large pizza.
-1 T. Yeast (one package)
-1 tsp. sugar
-2 1/2 cups flour
-1 cup warm water
-1 tsp. salt

In medium bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in remaining ingredients. Let rest while preparing the sauce.

-1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
-pinch salt
-pinch sugar
-1/2 tsp. crushed dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp. crushed dried basil
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
-1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Stir the sauce ingredients together in small bowl. (The longer this sits the stronger the flavor gets).

Roll dough out on floured surface (roll dough pretty thin, it expands quite a bit) Spread with sauce. Top with grated cheese- I use mozarella and a little bit of cheddar. Top with desired toppings and sprinkle with a little more cheese. Bake at 425 for 15-18 minutes or until the crust turns brown on edges and is bubbly.

*A few of my favorite toppings, besides the usual:
Tomato & Basil
Fresh spinach, tomato & basil
BBQ chicken (just use BBQ sauce instead of sauce listed above)

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