Friday, February 1, 2008

Mom's Pizza

My mom used to make this pizza and we always thought it was a 1,000 times better than any delivery pizza.

1 package dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups flour
2 T oil
1 t sugar
1 t salt

1 6 ounce can tomato paste
1 t Italian seasoning
1 t onion powder
1/2 t garlic powder
1 8 ounce can of tomato sauce

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in flour, oil, sugar, and salt. Beat about 25 strokes. Cover and let rest about 5 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Divide dough. Pat thinly onto 2 well greased pizza pans.

Mix all sauce ingredients well. Cover pizza dough with sauce and then add your favorite toppings and cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

*For crisp crust, bake 8 to 10 minutes before adding sauce and toppings, then bake 10 more minutes.

TIP OF THE DAY: When working with sticky dough like this, grease your hands with a little cooking oil before starting to work with the dough.

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Blueberry Amaretto Squares