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Old 03-27-2006, 12:56 PM   #1
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Need help with pizza

My kids want homemade pizza. I need help with recipes, please?

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Old 03-27-2006, 01:25 PM   #2
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My Sauce
Feel free to add more or less of each item.

5 cloves diced garlic
1/2 onion diced
1 can diced tomato
1 can tomato sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Greek Oregano
1/2 teaspoon fennel
1 -1 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
dash salt

Dice onion and garlic and saute in EVOO
Add tomatoes and tomato sauce
add Oregano and fennel and sugar and salt
Let simmer until flavors all meld together.

If you like your sauce "unlumpy" you can throw the tomatoes, garlic
and onion into a food processor before or after cooking.


Paul's Crust
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 package yeast
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup HOT water (110 degrees)
1 teaspoon brown sugar.

sorry.. I don't have the instructions.. he just kneeds it for awhile and then lets it rise. Sometimes ONCE... sometimes TWICE depending on how hungry we are.


Here are the two recipes we use.
Both are very easy.
It's really fun if you each have your own pizza and top it the way you like.
Kids LOVE IT!
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:05 PM   #3
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My kids want homemade pizza. I need help with recipes, please?
I do it the ALMOST easiest way. Buy the raw dough at the supermarket. Buy a jar of pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce or even a small can of tomato sauce. Prepare a bunch of toppings that your kids like, but make sure you have a bag of shredded mozzarrella or a combo of some melty cheeses, some dried oregano and maybe a drizzle of olive oil over all.

A pizza stone is best, but you can make it on a cookie sheet if you must. Heat it up in a 425-450 degree oven. If you don't have a pizza peel, you can form the pizza on your counter, remove the hot cookie sheet from the oven, flop the formed dough onto the cookie sheet or stone, and quickly build the pizza, then pop it into the oven. Check it in 15 minutes. When it's golden brown on top, let it cool slightly before slicing it to serve.

I LOVE "almost homemade" pizza!

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Old 03-27-2006, 04:20 PM   #4
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I make my dough in the breadmaker. If you have a breadmaker let me know - I will post my recipe.

I also use a pizza stone - makes a big difference to me.

I use canned pizza sauce (I know, bad me) but it's not that bad. I sometimes used packagaed shredded mozzarella and sometimes fresh mozzarella. If you use fresh mozzarella season with some salt. I like fresh basil too.
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:27 PM   #5
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I gave away my bread machine because I never used it. As soon as I did I found all these great recipes for it. I guess I need to get a new one.
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:30 PM   #6
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However you do your dough, beyond that, you can do ANYTHING!

We use white sauce, homemade pizza sauce (very, very easy and quick if you want a recipe), or pesto sauce. Then add your favorite combo of fun toppings: pineapple, artichoke hearts, broccoli, mushrooms, chilies, eggs, capers, peas, corn, garlic, peppers, spinach, sardines, anchovies, tuna, sucuk (Turish salami), salami, shrimp, sausage, chicken, proscuitto, fresh tomatoes, onions, gorgonzola, basil, feta, chevre (goat's milk cheese). These are all toppings offered at our local pizzaria (run by Italians, of course) and it's always fun to have so many choices.
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Old 04-24-2006, 02:06 PM   #7
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Here is a good pizza i made one time.

I put some recota cheese directly on the crust, then added the pizza sauce on top of that, for my toppings i chose sliced tomato, onions, and spinach, i added some spices to give it some flavor, it turned out really good. Everyone enjoyed it. The recota cheese really adds to it. Its not something people really think to put on pizza, but its excelent.
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:36 PM   #8
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check out this link.. It has a good step by step photo guide, right from the pizza base to eating the crust!

http://goodcooking.com/pizza5r.htm
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I like to kneed some minced garlic into the dough. Also, my sauce is similar to pdswife with one noteable exception. Before I saute the onions, I saute mushrooms, reserve them for the pizza and then proceed. The mushroom's liquid adds a nice flavor to the sauce.
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:55 PM   #10
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some nice tips vyapti. cheers!
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