I want the pizza I had everday for either lunch or dinner while we traveled. I searched high and low and well I finally found it. Now please understand that the pizza in Italy ranks at a 10, but according to my husband this recipe comes in at a close 7. It would probably be a 10 if we had a fire buring stove in our kitchen (which I hope to someday).
Now the crust comes from my dear friend Diane. This crust is amazing and I’m telling you by the end of the year I will learn how to throw it in the air and catch it without it landing in every direction. The sauce is from a great cookbook The Food Nanny and the toppings are yours to choose. My boys love pepperoni, but my husband and I like tomatoes and basil, just like in Italy.
1 pkg. active dry yeast,
1 1/2 c. luke warm water
3 cups flour
3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp olive oil
In a small bowl dissolve yeast and 1 tsp. sugar in 1/2 c. like warm water. let sit until it foams about 3 to 5 minutes.
Mix together 1 tsp. sugar, flour, cheese, and salt in a large bowl.
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Make a hole in center and add 1 cup luke warm water and oil.
Stir from center outward until well combined. Remove dough and knead vigorously with flour for 5 to 7 min. until elasticy.
Transfer to a large bowl coated with non-stick spray.
Cover with a damp towel and let rise in fridge for several hours, or on counter top for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Seperate into 4 equal parts and top with favorite pizza toppings.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes @ 550 degrees.
Easy Pizza Sauce Your Kids Will Make (taken from The Food Nanny Cookbook)
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp dried basil or oregano
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
pinch of sugar (optional)
Mix the tomato sauce, basil, garlic salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
Try these recipes out and let me know what you think!