6.05.2009

Recipe Time

Since my pizza can apparently be listed as a cause of death, I should probably not share the recipe. But then again, maybe that way I can't be held responsible.

I can only guess that it was "to die for" because it was warm homemade pizza that required no work on Julie's part.

Either that or it killed one of her children. But you'd think I would have heard about that.

So here goes.

Pizza crust:
1 T yeast
1 cup warm water
1 T sugar
1 t salt
1 t garlic powder
3ish cups flour

Dissolve the yeast in the water and let sit awhile. Add the sugar, salt and garlic. Add 2 cups of flour and mix. Add enough more flour to make the dough handle-able. Sometimes it's 2 1/2 cups total, sometimes more than 3. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic. Roll out to desired size. I use a (14 inch?) pizza stone, but sometimes I use a cookie sheet, whatever works.

Sauce:
1 can tomato sauce
Basil
Oregano
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Seasoning salt
Pepper
Sugar

Mix sauce with spices to taste. I never measure, but it's probably about 1 teaspoon of the basil, oregano, garlic, and onion, with a little less of the seasoning salt and pepper, and maybe a 1/4 tsp of sugar. (If you can't tell, I'm totally guessing. I really never measure.)

Spread sauce on crust (I don't use all of it, maybe half). Top generously with mozzarella cheese. Add your favorite toppings. Our usual is pepperoni (or ham), pineapple, canned mushrooms, onions and olives on Tom's half.

Add some more cheese (mozzarella and Parmesan) on top.

Bake at 425 until it looks like you want to eat it (usually about 12-15 minutes).

Slice and eat!

3 comments:

Kevin and Eliza said...

Janelle thanks for sharing. I copied and posted it a recipe blog that I'm a part of. I hope you don't mind, if you do please let me know and I'll remove it. Thanks again! I'm so excited to try it.

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much! I'm so excited to try it. I have a pizza stone that we got for a wedding gift almost 7 years ago, but I've never used it and I seem to remember that you have to do something to it before you use it. Maybe I'll just have to go the cookie sheet route. I am a little worried that mine will turn out not so great since I'm not very good at the guessing part. I'll be sure to tell Julie you posted this because she is good at that "to taste" stuff. She'll be so excited!

Mike and Tiffany said...

Yay! I'm excited to try this. It's only breakfast time, but I'm already wanting to go make some pizza! :)