Monday, November 10, 2008

Thin Crust Pizza

Yum! This recipe makes two large thin crust pizzas and enough sauce for these 2 crusts plus some to freeze for later.

Pizza Dough
Yield: 2 thin crust Pizzas
4.5 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
1.5 cups 110 degree water
3.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
pizza sauce - of your choice, or see below
shredded cheese - of your choice, as needed
toppings - of your choice, as needed

-Dissolve yeast and sugar in water; allow to rest for 8 minutes.
-In a bowl of mixer, combine flour and salt.
-Pour yeast mixture over flour mixture and mix with dough hook.
-Knead on low speed with dough hook until it begins to climb up the hook.
-On a floured board, working from the edges to the center, press dough into a 12" circle.
-Place dough on a lightly greased pizza pan and stretch dough to edges.
-Spread sauce over crust and top with cheese and desired toppings.
-Bake in a 500 degree oven for 8-12 minutes, or until edges are golden.

Quick and easy pizza sauce
Pizza Sauce
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 tablespoon ground oregano
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground paprika

Mix together until smooth.

This pizza was excellent simply topped with fresh basil, mozzarella and a sprinkle of parmesan.

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