Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pizza with homemade dough and sauce

I think this is the winning combination of crust and sauces! The roasted tomato sauce gives it a bit more kick than other sauces and this dough recipe is a lot moister than the other recipes I've tried.


  1. Pizza Dough from Better Homes and Gardens (simplified instructions)

    2 ¾ to 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
    1 package active dry yeast
    1 cup warm water
    2 tbsp olive oil

    Combine the flour (I used 3 cups) and yeast, make a well in the center and add the warm water and olive oil. Using mixer with a dough hook beat until combined (2-3 minutes). [You could just knead it]. When combined and fluffy, turn onto a floured surface and knead until it is moderately stiff, smooth and elastic.

    Divide in ½, cover, and let rise 10 minutes. Makes 2 pizzas

    Toss or roll into the thickness you want. Top and bake at 400* for 15-20 minutes.
    I topped it with my roasted tomato sauce: www.flickr.com/photos/queenofthemoodswingset/3529304385/i... , part skim mozzarella, olive oil infused with garlic and basil from the garden, and some yellow tomatoes from my garden.

  2. oh yes: About 196 cal. per slice

  3. oh my lord, that last pizza is literally making me drooooool.. biting into pizza with hot fresh tomato slices on top.... OY!!!!!

  4. Next time you visit, I shall make PIZZA (well...John and I will, he's the pizza dough tosser and topper, I make the dough and the sauce :-)