Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yes, Another Pizza Recipe

I know, I know! I already submitted a pizza recipe, but this is better. The sauce is amazing and the crust is perfect. Just try it, okay.

Pizza Dough


2 tsp active dry yeast

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 c. water

Set aside for around 10 minutes or until frothy.


1 1/2 cups flour

(The directions say to make a well in the center of the mixture and stuff, but I just add it gradually in my Bosch. I usually end up adding a little more water.)

Knead until smooth and elastic. (Or let the machine knead it for a couple of minutes.)

Place the dough in a large, slightly oiled bowl. Cover and let rise for at least 30 minutes.

Pizza Sauce

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

12 Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped or 1 large can chopped tomatoes with their juices. (NOTE: I have tried this with fresh tomatoes, canned diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and petite diced tomatoes. The petite diced tomatoes tasted the best.)

1 tsp. dried basil

salt and freshly ground pepper

In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm olive oil. Add the garlic and saute for a few seconds just until fragrant. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently for about 10 minutes.

Add the basil, season to taste with salt and pepper and raise the heat to medium-high. Cook until sauce thickens (15-20 minutes).

Use immediately or refrigerate for up to two days.

Create pizza using dough, sauce, and your favorite toppings. (Fun moms let their kids make their own pizzas. )

Cook at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.