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Great Grandpa Antonio Nardo's Pizza Recipe

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This recipe for Great Grandpa Antonio Nardo's Pizza, by , is from A Girlfriends Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Olivia Dolan
Added: Monday, May 22, 2006


2 pkgs. dry yeast
1 3/4c. lukewarm water
2T. sugar
6 1/2c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1c. milk
3 tsp. Crisco, melted
grated Pecorino Romano cheese
pizza sauce
shredded mozzarella cheese

Combine yeast, water and 1T. sugar. Set aside. Combine flour, 1T. sugar and salt in a large bowl.
Add water mixture, milk and melted Crisco, a little at a time, to flour mixture. Add more flour, if needed.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Place dough in lightly greased (use olive oil) large bowl, turning to cover with oil. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise 1 1/2 hours. Punch dough down and divide into 3 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Place the balls several inches apart on a lightly floured surface. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll dough with rolling pin to desired size and thickness. Place rolled dough on greased pizza pans or stone. Top with pizza sauce, oregano, grated Pecorino Romano cheese, grated mozzarella, etc. Bake on bottom rack for approximately 15 minutes. Move to top rack and bake additional 5 minutes or so. Pizza is done when bottom is brown.
Recipe makes 3 large pizzas.
Note: For a real treat you may make "sugar" cookies with this recipe:
cut the dough in 2"x1" pieces then fry in hot vegetable oil on both sides until light brown. Remove, drain on paper towels, put in dish and cover on both sides immediately with granulated sugar. Eat while hot. Extra yummy!




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