Ingredients

How to make it

  • To make the pizza dough:
  • 1 ½ cups ‘best-for-bread’ flour
  • 1 pkg active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 whole egg, beaten
  • Add the garlic powder to the dough and mix in well.
  • The Dough:
  • Combine all the dry ingredients
  • Combine the yeast mixture with the beaten egg and oil.
  • Add slowly to dry ingredients, mixing well, until the dough starts to come away from the bowl.
  • Add more flour as needed to make the dough workable
  • Gently knead the dough, folding, pressing, and turning, for about 5 minutes.
  • This dough does not have to be kneaded to the smooth and blistered stage.
  • Butter and flour the pizza pan
  • Now, shape the dough into a ball, and gradually flatten out to fit the pizza pan.
  • Let the dough sit for about five minutes to dry a little on top, then begin adding ingredients:
  • ================================
  • Assembling pizza:
  • If using fresh tomatoes, peel, seed, and chop them. If using canned, chop and drain them.
  • Combine the tomatoes and 1 tbsp oil in a saucepan.
  • Cook uncovered over moderate heat until the tomatoes are no longer watery.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Cool.
  • Flatten the dough and roll it out into a circle.
  • Drape the dough over the backs of the hands and carefully stretch the circle to a diameter of 12 inches.
  • Leave the dough thicker around the rim than in the center.
  • 6. Flour baking pan surface so the dough does not stick.
  • Lay the circle of dough on it.
  • Spread the tomatoes over the dough, leaving the rim uncovered.
  • Distribute the basil and the mozzarella cheese over the pizza.
  • If using the parmesan, sprinkle it over the pizza.
  • Drizzle with remaining olive oil.
  • Slide directly onto the hearth of a deck oven preheated to 500°F.
  • Bake until the dough is browned and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the oven and serve after letting the pizza rest five to ten minutes so everything firms up.
  • ====================================
  • Variations:
  • Pizza Marinara
  • Omit the mozzarella cheese and the basil. Increase the tomatoes to 2 lb
  • Increase the first quantity of olive oil to 1 1/2 tbsp.
  • In step 2, cook the tomatoes with 3 cloves garlic, sliced thin, and 1/2 tsp fresh chopped oregano or 1/4 tsp dried oregano.
ready to bake!   Close

Reviews & Comments 17

Add a Link?

Post a link to another recipe or group by pasting the url into the box where you want it to show up. We'll do the rest.

Post Message or cancel
    " It was excellent "
    kerrielou ate it and said...
    Made this a couple weeks ago. It was lovely. Craving it again right now in fact.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    This was really quite fast... and sooooooooo good!
    High 5
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    tazoncaffeine ate it and said...
    just perfect!
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    chef_irish ate it and said...
    This Looks FABULOUS....Must Make This One!!!
    High 5
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    Great recipe Elaine! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try it.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • theoldrecluse 6 years ago
    DOWNRATED BY insane MOUNTAIN MAMA in one of her usual childish fits of jealousy.

    Recluse
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • newmommy623 6 years ago
    A wonderful treat for the taste buds. A definite 5. Once again Thank you, for yet another great Italian recipe.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    gapeach55 ate it and said...
    Great post! Love pizza. And thanks for the dough recipe too.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    laurieg ate it and said...
    looks yummy!!
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    laurieg ate it and said...
    looks yummy!!
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    sallya2 ate it and said...
    Great recipe,thanks Elaine ....5 from Sally!!!
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Fantastic...:)
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • mamat 6 years ago
    i love this one.it's sounds so good and i can't wait to try the pizza dough it will be the first for me.thanks
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • 22566 6 years ago
    Your GOOD!!

    Would love to be close and be under your tutorship.

    Hope you have a wonderful day.

    Kind Regards
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    frodo ate it and said...
    thanks for the recipe, i want to eat the picture!! 5 pts
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Aren't homemade pizza just glorious creations, elaine? This is one of my faves and your recipe rates a high 5 from me. Thanks, chefelaine!
    Lorraine
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    meals4abby ate it and said...
    One of my favorite pizzas!! I can't wait to try this one. Thanks, Elaine. Another winner for sure!
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag

Maybe List
Hang onto this recipe

while I look at others.

Holding 0 recipes