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Pizza Recipe

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This recipe for Pizza, by , is from Abuelita's Family Favorite Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Abuelita/Valerie Blasingame
Added: Monday, February 16, 2009


Pizza Dough: (recipe in half)
5 lbs. (7c.) unbleached flour
2 c.(1c.) wheat flour
1 c.(1/2 c.) wheat germ
2 (1 pkg) packages active yeast
1 qt. (2c.) water
1 c. (1/2 c.) oil
3 tsp. (2 1/2) t. salt

2 large. cans Italian tomatoes
2 large. cans puree' tomatoes
2 large. cans tomato sauce
garlic powder
onion powder
salt olive oil
bay leaf

Cheese topping:
3 large packages mozzarella cheese
2 large packages cheddar cheese
6 packages provolone

Sauce: Puree the Italian tomatoes and mix with all other tomatoes. Add all other ingredients garlic powder, onion powder, salt, oregano, olive oil and the bay leaf. Simmer for 2 hours.

Dough: Mix unbleached flour, whole wheat flour, and wheat germ together. Dissolve the yeast in 1 c. lukewarm water and the salt. Add the salted yeast water and the quart of water a little at a time to the flour mixture. Blend by hand until the dough pulls up from the bowl. Knead the dough until well blended and come clean from your hands. Cover the dough ball with a little oil and cover with a cloth. Place in a warm spot to rise for several hours.

Assembly: Roll out the dough 1/4 inch thick. Spread tomato sauce over the dough and top with the cheese mixture. Lightly sprinkle olive oil and crush oregano to the top of the pizza. Bake in a very hot oven 450-475 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
5 large pizza (half receipe)
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour 30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Valerie: Add 1/4 c. sugar to cut the acidity . I have notes for rise time of 17 hours. Abuelita would make the dough the evening before our big family pizza cookouts on Sunday afternoon or Saturday evenings. We have found that it may take extra time for baking large batches of pizzas.




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