Saturday, November 20, 2004

Recipe: Homemade PIzza

This is the pizza we served at Tiny Princess' birthday party yesterday. Happy 7th birthday, Tiny Princess!

Makes 2-3 pizzas depending on size.

1 recipe crust (see below)
1 recipe sauce (see below below)
small amount of corn meal
pizza toppings (pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, ham, pineapple, cheese, etc.)

4 c. flour
1 Tbsp. yeast
1 3/4 c. water
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil

Mix all these together into a dough, adding flour or water as needed. Cover and let rise. Punch down, let rest for 5 minutes while you prepare the sauce.

1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
1 6-oz. can tomato paste
1 clove garlic, minced fine
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Mix all ingredients together.

Sprinkle corn meal onto a cookie sheet. Roll out balls of dough into circles. Toss the dough to shape into a thin circle. Spread dough over corn meal. Spread sauce on dough, top with your choice of toppings and cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned.