Monday, October 31, 2011

Homemade Pizza

Pizza Sauce:
2 cans tomato paste (6oz.)
2 cans water (6oz)
6 TBSP. grated parmesan cheese
1 TBSP. minced garlic
3 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried marjoram
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Salt, to taste

Mix together in a small bowl.

5 tsp. yeast, dissolved in 1 cup warm water and 3 tsp. sugar
8 cups flour
2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cups warm water

Add flour, salt, olive oil and warm water to your mixer.  With a dough hook, mix until blended.  Add yeast mixture.  Knead on low for 8-10 minutes.  Cover with a cloth and let rise for 1 hour.  Punch down and shape into pizzas.  Dough taste better if you let it sit overnight, however, it can be used immediately.

I prefer rolling the dough really thin and pre-baking it on my pizza stone at 500 for 10 minutes.  Then I flip the dough over and put my sauce, cheese and toppings on, then return to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes longer.

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