Letting the dough rise
spread the homemade pizza sauce
put lots of cheese (mozzarella and parmesan)
I used mini pepperonis…they are the cutest things since I don’t know what
layer all your other toppings and sprinkle a little more cheese on top
ta da!! the finished result!
it was so good! i think nana and mitchell would agree!
…Pizza Dough Recipe…
5 cups all purpose flour
2 pkgs Active Dry Yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups of warm water
In a standing mixer with a hook attachment, place the warm water, yeast and sugar and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Allow to sit until yeast begins to foam. Add flour and salt and mix the dough until it is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl. Drizzle half of the remaining olive oil over the top of the dough. Turn the dough over in the bowl cover and allow it to rise to approximately twice it’s size. (about an hour)
Punch the dough down and pour out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead again. Place it back in a bowl and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Turn over, cover and allow to rise a second time. After it has risen, punch it down again. It is now ready to roll out for your pizzas!
…For the sauce…
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 Garlic Cloves
1 – 28 oz. Can Crushed Tomatoes
1 – 5.5 oz.can Tomato Paste
1 – 14 oz. Can Hunt’s Tomato Sauce
1 TBSP Sugar or Splenda
2 tsp. Sweet Basil
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
In a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, in oil, cook garlic & onion until tender, about 5 minutes or so. Be careful not to burn, or sauce will be bitter). Stir in crushed tomatoes, their liquid, and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to low; cover; simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
( I just used spicy spaghetti seasoning instead of all the other spices and it made it even easier!!!)
***Bake the pizzas at 375 degrees for about 30-45 minutes***