Friday, February 12, 2010


Making your own pizza can be so much fun I highly recommended it. Yes I know it cost more to make your own than to buy it from your local pizza parlor, but homemade is so much better and you know what you are eating.

The recipe for the pizza crust came with my bread machine many years ago. The crust has so much flavor you could also use it to make breadsticks. The pizza sauce recipe I found on All Recipes a few years ago I changed it up just a little mostly because the ingredients I had on hand. As far as toppings are concerned everyone has deferent taste for what they like on their pizza, so top your pizza with whatever you love. My favorite is Italian sausage, onions and mushrooms. YUM! Now the question is how will you top your pizza.

Pizza Crust
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups flour
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 ½ teaspoons bread machine yeast

Measure carefully, placing all ingredients in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
Select Dough/manual cycle.
Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 400⁰ F. Grease 2 cookie sheets or pizza pans. Divide dough in half. Pat each half into prepared pans with floured fingers. Top with pizza sauce then, add your favorite pizza toppings.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until crust is light brown.

Pizza Sauce
1 (6oz.) can tomato paste
6 oz. warm water
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
Salt to taste

In a small bowl, combine tomato paste, water, parmesan cheese, garlic, honey, onion powder, Italian seasoning, black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper and salt; mix together. Allow the sauce to sit for 30 minutes to blend flavors; spread over pizza dough and prepare pizza as desired.
My favorite pizza toppings Italian sausage, mushrooms and red onions.
Ariels favorite all meat and alot of cheese.Pin It

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