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Grandpa's Pizza Recipe

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Paulo Petrella


Pizza Dough

5lbs flour
2 pk yeast
.5 tsp salt


3 cans crushed tomatoes
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp Oregano
3 tel grated cheese
1 tsp garlic salt

2 cups mozzarella

Put flour in a large bowl add salt and mix in. Make a hole in the middle of the flour and add the yeast mixture, add water slowly as needed to make a dough. Knead dough. Dough should be a little mushy, add flour until you can make a ball. (make a cross on the top with a knife) and let rise in warm place for 1 hour then punch down and let rise another 30 mins.

*dissolve yeast in lukewarm water

Sprinkle cornmeal on pizza pan, spread out dough using a little olive oil on your fingers. Spread sauce and bake at 400 for 10 min on top shelf. Add topping and bake another 10 min on bottom shelf.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This pizza recipe has been passed down in the Petrella family. Paulo (Paul) Petrella was just 19 when he came to America from a small town outside of Naples, Italy and settled in West Warwick RI. He owned a brick oven bakery and his pizza recipe was passed down to his only son Antimo. Antimo (chief) became famous for his amazing pizza and made it often for his family and friends. He as his father before him always made a cross in the dough before letting it rise.
Jarrod Eno (first born grandson) is now the family pizza maker, and hopefully his son Antimo will continue the family legacy.




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