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Old 11-07-2009, 05:31 PM   #1
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What's Your Best Pizza Recipe?

I'm getting into cooking pizza & was wondering what some of
you think the all time best pizza recipe is.

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Old 11-07-2009, 06:05 PM   #2
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why of course it is the one i made last night. i did use store bought crust but you can make from scratch. then sauce, parm and mozzarella cheese . topped with sautéed onion and mushrooms and pepperoni. it was just great.

lots of receipts out there.
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for that vary unique recipe.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:05 PM   #4
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The pizza dough recipe I use is pretty basic, but the best I've tried so far. As for the toppings, they sound simple, but actually they are the best and freshest I can find. For instance, I generally don't use the shredded mozzerella out of the plastic zip bag, I go to the deli department and get the plastic containers of mozzerella cheese balls in liquid and slice those and spread them over the pizza. And cheddar cheese (which I happen to like in addition to the mozzerella), again, no pre-shredded. I get a block of the best kind I can find (afford), and then I use sliced smoked ham steak in place of pepperoni (again, a personal choice.) I also like fresh whole basil leaves. The idea is to get the best ingredents you can, and it will definitely improve the final product... your masterpiece pizza!

Basic Pizza Dough:
1 package instant rise yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup warm water (100 degrees F)
1/4 cup olive oil
3 to 4 cups 50/50 mix of bread and all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons of Malted Milk Powder (secret ingredient - shhhh...)


In an electric mixing bowl, whisk the yeast, sugar, malted milk powder, water and most but not all of the olive oil (reserving about a tablespoon) to make a paste. Start the dough hook and add the flour and salt mixture until the dough comes away from the sides and crawls up the dough hook. Remove the dough from the bowl. Grease the bowl with the rest of the olive oil and place the dough back in the bowl. Cover the bowl with a dish towel and let the dough rise in a warm place (slightly warmed but turned off oven) until doubled in size. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide dough in half. Roll the dough into balls, cover with the towel, and let the dough rest for 15 to 20 minutes. The dough is ready to be shaped.
Yield: dough for 2 (12-inch) pizzas


Use cornmeal to keep the dough from sticking to whatever you use to bake on (pizza stone, cookie sheet, etc.)


Add toppings and bake for 9-10 minutes at 500 degrees. After removing it from the oven let it set for 2-3 minutes before slicing, but then enjoy!
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:20 PM   #5
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White pizza with fried garlic spinach on top.

Roll out the pizza dough
layer of ricotta cheese
layer o shredded mozzarella cheese

fry up some garlic in olive oil, add spinach, salt
Scatter the spinach on top of the mozzarella cheese, then bake.
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:28 AM   #6
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Correction - to my pizza dough recipe. It should read 1 teaspoon, and NOT 1 tablespoon of salt. Sorry about that!
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:25 AM   #7
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my 2 favorites are:
1- everything on it- cheese of course - peproni,sauage,mushrooms,onion,pepper,black olives and if it is only me eating it anchoives
2- broccoli, spinach - mushrooms, garlic and once anwhile sliced red onion
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:47 AM   #8
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Another good one is a regular cheese pie, but on top, bread and fry up some eggplant, so the pizza is almost like an eggplant parmesan.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:49 AM   #9
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If you make your own pizza dough, allowing it a long slow rise in the fridge will improve the crust immensely.

I make mine the night before I plan to make the pizza, and I use the no-knead NYT bread technique. Just stir your ingredients together, cover the bowl and stick it in the fridge.

If you like thick chewy crust, pat the dough out gently and let it rise for half an hour or so. For thin crust, roll out the dough on the counter.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:43 AM   #10
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Mine is a Pepperoni and Italian Sausage Pizza aka Meat Lovers....i also use store bought pizza dough and i brush olive oil on it..then bake it for 5 minute...i add the pepperoni, sausages, ground meat, 3 cheeses asiago, mozarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano, bell peppers and some garlic or onions..italian style tomato sauce. i bake it then i grate more cheese on the top...
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