It's Pizza Time
February 9th is one of the greatest days, why you ask? Because it is National Pizza Day! Making pizza from scratch in the comfort of your home is easy and always a crowd pleaser! Follow this foolproof recipe and have slice in your hand before the delivery could make it!
1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 cups Bread flour
1 cup AP Flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Once bloomed add olive oil.
2. In a bowl combine the flours and salt. Then add the yeast mixture with the flour and stir until dough starts to form. Turn out onto floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes until dough forms. Place back in bowl, cover and let rest 25 minutes.
3. Press dough onto greased 12“ pizza pan and add topping ingredients of your choice.
1 can (28-ounces) crushed tomatoes, in juice
1 small white or sweet onion, finely diced and minced
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
3 to 4 fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch fresh ground black pepper
Pinch sugar, optional
2 tablespoons olive oil, to saute
1. In a heavy bottom 2-quart sauce pot, add the olive oil, over a medium high flame and heat a little.
2. Add the onions and saute until slightly translucent. Add the garlic and saute about a minute until golden. Quickly add the tomatoes to the mix. Stir well and bring to a simmer.
3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and add the fresh basil and oregano. You can add a touch of sugar if desired or if tomatoes are tart. Simmer on a low flame, stirring often for at least 15 minutes. If not using right away, cool down and store in airtight container in the refrigerator, up to 1 week.