Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza

When the moon’s in the sky like a big pizza pie that’s amore !!! Who doesn’t love homemade Pizza!

Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza
Here are the Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (may substitute whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all-purpose)
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon olive oil
  • cornmeal for sprinkling
  • pinch of sugar
Preheat oven on 425
  • Mix a little sugar into the warm (I just use the measuring cup)
  • Sprinkle yeast on top
  • Wait for 10 minutes or until it gets all foamy
  • Pour into a large bowl
  • Add flour, salt, olive oil and combine
  • knead dough for 6-8 minutes until you have a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (add a bit more flour if you need to)
  • Cover and let rest for 20-30 minutes
  • when it’s cold out I put the dough near the fireplace or heater so it rises. The yeast doesn’t like the cold. 🙂
  • Lightly grease two 12-inch pizza pans
  • Sprinkle with a little bit of cornmeal
  • Divide dough in half
  • Place each half on a pizza pan and pat it with your fingers until it stretches over the whole pan
  • Try to make it thicker around the edge
  • Then spread with pizza sauce and use the toppings of your choice
  • Bake for 10-20 minutes until bubbly and hot
  • Makes 2 12-inch pizzas
  • If you don’t want to use all the dough, you can freeze it
  • Take a portion of dough, form into a ball, rub olive oil over it and place it in a freezer bag (the oil makes it easier to take out of the bag)
  • When you want to make a pizza, take dough out of freezer and allow to thaw before using
Here are the Ingredients:
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 6 ounces warm water
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground 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, oregano, marjoram, basil, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and salt; mix together, breaking up any clumps of cheese. Sauce should sit for 30 minutes to blend flavors; spread over pizza dough.
Add fresh ingredients of your choice; Pepperoni, sausage, olives, anchovies, bell peppers, basil, tomatoes, Canadian bacon, pineapple, fresh grated mozzarella, and sprinkle with Italian spice blend and bake in preheated oven.

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