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Basic Pizza Recipes
Pizza Sauce Recipes
This simple tomato sauce is so versatile! Use it on pasta, with eggplant parmesan or any other recipe that calls for red sauce.
3 Tbs. olive oil
1 small sweet yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs. sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 C. fresh chopped basil or 1 tsp. dried
1 32 oz. can tomato puree or fresh
1 32 oz. crushed plum tomatoes or fresh
Sauté onions and garlic 5 minutes. Add basil, puree, tomatoes and sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer 1 1/2 hours uncovered.
Yield: 5-6 cups
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Pizza Dough Recipes
A great base for any pizza, whether its vegetable or sausage. Try adding thyme, basil, or oregano for that extra something.
1 1/2 tsp. active dried yeast
1 C. lukewarm water
1 tsp. salt
3-3 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
Warm a medium mixing bowl by swirling some hot water in it. Drain. Place the yeast in the bowl and pour on the warm water. Stir in the sugar, mix with a fork, and allow stand until the yeast has dissolved and starts to foam, 5 - 10 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to mix in the salt and about 0ne-third of the flour. Mix in another third of the flour, stirring with the spoon until the dough forms a mass and begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Sprinkle some of the remaining flour onto a smooth work surface. Remove the rough from the bowl and begin to knead it, working in the remaining flour a little at a time. Knead for 8 to 10 minutes. By the end the dough should be elastic and smooth. Form into a ball. Lightly oil a mixing bowl. Place the dough in the bowl, rotating it to grease the dough's surface. Stretch a moistened and wrung-out across the top of the bowl, and leave it to stand in a warm place until the dough has doubled in volume, about 40 to 50 minutes or more, depending on the type of yeast used. To test whether the dough has risen enough, poke two fingers into the dough. If the indentations remain, the dough is ready. Punch the dough down with your fist to release the air. Knead for 1 to 2 minutes. If you want to make 2 medium pizzas, divide the dough into 2 balls. If you want to make 4 individual pizzas (in pans 10 1/2 in. in diameter) divide the dough into 4 balls. Pat the ball of dough into a flat circle on a lightly floured surface. With a rolling pin, roll it out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch large than the size of the pan for the rim of the crust. Place in a lightly oiled pan, folding the extra dough under to make a thicker rim around the edge. If you are baking the pizza without a round pan, press some of the dough from the center of the circle towards the edge to make a thicker rim. Place it on a lightly oiled flat baking sheet. The dough is now ready for filling.
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Deep Dish Pizza Recipes: Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
Dessert Pizza Recipes
This is a great recipe for any time. Easy to make and very tasty.
1 1/2 C. flour
3 Tbs. sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 C. powdered sugar
8 oz. real whipped cream or Cool Whip
Fresh or frozen strawberries
Mix together flour, sugar and butter to make crust. Spread onto a 9-inch pizza pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until a light golden. Cool completely.
Take cream cheese and sugar and mix well until smooth. Take whipped cream and mix it with cheese and sugar mixture. Mix well - no lumps. Spread on top of cooled pie crust evenly. Take strawberries and mash them. Then spread over top of pizza evenly. Chill two hours. Store in refrigerator.
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Pizza Tips and Videos
Brick Oven It's easy to re-create a brick oven at home. The method of cooking directly on a heated ceramic-type surface is what gives classic pizza crusts and Old World breads their crunch. You can purchase a stone that fits in your home oven. Simply pre-heat the stone as your oven warms up and then bake on the hot surface.
Tomato Pizza Pile tomatoes, spinach, and peppers on top of ready-made pizza dough and top with tomato sauce and part-skim mozzarella. Pop some cherry tomatoes into your romaine lettuce salad. Stuff your sandwiches with sliced tomatoes, lettuce, and alfalfa sprouts or shredded broccoli. However you do it, find a way to add tomatoes to your daily diet.
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