Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pizza dough and sauce...

Here's the crust recipe:

1 cup warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1 teaspoon sugar

Combine those three ingredients and let stand for 10 min.

Then, stir in
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 cup oil
2.5 cups flour.

Knead well. Let rest for about 15 min. Spread into baking sheet. This makes enough for two regular size round pizza pans, or one large baking sheet. We usually triple this recipe. We then will get 2 large pizzas and 3-4 small pizzas that we para bake for 8 mins, let cool and then place then if a large freezer bag. They freeze very nicely. You can also use whole wheat flour if you'd like for all the flour or just half of the flour.

Once you've put on your toppings, bake the pizza at 425* for about 20 min.

Pizza Sauce (Cat Cora on Food Network)

1 (4-ounce) can tomato paste
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves (I use dried)
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves (I use dried)
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves (I omit this)

Mix together the tomato paste, water, and olive oil. Mix well. Add garlic, salt and pepper, to taste, oregano, basil, and rosemary. Mix well and let stand several hours to let flavors blend. No cooking necessary, just spread on dough. Add toppings and bake!

This makes enough for 2 meals for us...that would be 4 large pizzas and 2 small. I just put the leftovers in a storage container and it stays fresh for about 5-7 days in the fridge.