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Homemade Pizza Recipe

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This recipe for Homemade Pizza, by , is from Iowa Family & Consumer Sciences Educators for Progress, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Julie Peters - Northeast HS, Goose Lake
Added: Monday, February 9, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Crust:
1 package active dry yeast
1 T. white sugar
1 c. warm water 110 F.
3 T. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
2 c. all-purpose flour
Sauce:
1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
tsp. minced garlic
tsp. dried oregano
tsp. dried basil
Suggested Toppings:
Browned ground beef or sausage
Pepperoni
Sliced canned or fresh mushrooms
Onion
Green pepper
Shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese

Directions:
Directions:
1. Stir yeast, sugar and warm water together until dissolved.
2. Add the olive oil and the salt.
3. Stir in the flour until well blended.
4. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
5. While dough is resting prepare sauce.
6. In a medium bowl, combine tomato sauce, garlic, oregano and basil and mix all together.
7. Pat dough into pan or on to a pizza stone using fingers dipped in olive oil.
8. If desired sprinkle basil, thyme or other seasonings on crust.
9. Spread sauce mixture over pizza crust.
10. Top with your favorite pizza toppings.
11. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in a preheated 425 oven.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Crust and sauce are very quick and easy to make. Any flavor of pizza works with these basics.

 

 

 

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