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Pizza for Dinner

Pizza-Homemade or “Doctored Up” store bought?

Either way it can be delicious!  Just ask my Facebook friends: http://facebook.com/thesallycevasco

after I posted last night’s pizza via instagram onto my Facebook wall.

I took a fresh store bought pizza and did my “doctoring magic” to make it much more yummy!

I sauteed some onions and baby bella mushrooms. Then I sprinkled the pizza with some basil, oregano

and red pepper flakes. Then drizzled with olive oil.

Here it is before baking:

Pizza ready to bake

Pizza ready to bake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the pizza straight out of the oven:

Pizza at home ready to eat

Hot out of the oven Pizza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Homemade Pizza

Ingredients:

Pizza Dough

• 1 1/4 cups warm water (105°F-110°F)

• 1 package or 3 teaspoons of active dry yeast (check the expiration date on the package)

• 3 cups flour (All purpose works well if you use a higher gluten one like King Arthur Flour. Or you can use a bread flour)

• 3 Tbsp olive oil

• 1 ½ teaspoons salt

• 1 ½ teaspoons sugar Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.

Add the sugar and wait a couple of minutes for it to “proof.” Then add the rest of the ingredients with the flour being last. Add 2 cups of flour and mix thoroughly then add the remaining cup a little at a time. You can mix this in a mixer with a dough hook or use a manual dough hook or just mix it with a wooden spoon until it all comes together into a nice ball and you can plop it out onto a flour covered board and knead it for a few minutes working additional flour in as you go. Once you have kneaded it to the point where it springs back when you poke it you can put it in a bowl with a little olive oil on it to prevent sticking. Then cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let it rest in a nice warm spot. If you have a gas range and it has a pilot on in the oven that it perfect. You will only need to let it rise for 45 min. to an hour and it will be ready to assemble.

Once it has doubled in size you can take it out of the bowl and punch it down. Knead it for a minute then roll it or push it into the shape you desire. You can bake it on a pizza stone or on a pizza pan or a pizza screen. Whatever you have will do. Also, keep in mind that if you don’t have something round you can make it into any shape. It will taste just as good if it rectangular.

Preheat oven to 450°

Once you have it spread out into the shape you want then you can start the assembly layering the sauce and herbs/seasonings first. Next the cheese. Then add your other desired toppings and drizzle a little olive oil over the top.

Bake in a hot preheated oven 450° for 10 to 15 mins. or until the crust is browned on the edges and underneath.

Dipping sauce for the crust: Just before serving melt some butter in a small dish and then add some pressed garlic to it.

Pizza Ingredients

• Tomato sauce (you can make some quick sauce by using canned puree or sauce and then add fresh or dried herbs to it right on the pizza as you assemble. Basil, oregano, fresh ground black pepper and garlic)

• Mozzarella, shredded

• Grated Parmesan cheese

• Feta cheese

• Mushrooms, thinly sliced

• Black olives sliced

• Fresh spinach

• Bell peppers, stems and seeds removed, thinly sliced (I like to sautee them first in some olive oil)

• Italian sausage, cooked ahead

• Chopped fresh basil

• Fresh Garlic, chopped or crushed (I’m Italian so I always use plenty of garlic) • Roasted Garlic (you can use garlic that you have roasted in the oven first)

• Pesto

• Pepperoni, thinly sliced

• Onions, thinly sliced (I like to sautee these too)

• Sliced ham and pineapple

• Cooked bacon, crumbled You can assemble one using just fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil (I always use garlic too) Let your imagination go wild! You have permission to build it any way you want!

You can assemble one using just fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil (I always use garlic too)

Let your imagination go wild!

You have permission to build it any way you want!

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