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Here's various recipes found on the internet
« on: March 06, 2005, 09:53:05 AM »
Thin Crust Dough
1 envelope dry yeast
1/4 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup lukewarm water (105 F)
Stir yeast and sugar into water, let sit for 8 minutes or so.
In a bowl (or food processor) mix
1 3/4 cups unbleached all−purpose flour or bread flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Add the yeast mixture. If using food processor, continue running
until dough forms a ball, 10−20 seconds. By hand, mix with a
sturdy spoon until ready to knead.
On a floured surface turn out dough. Knead dough for 2 minutes or so.
If dough is a little sticky, dust your fingers and counter with flour,
(but as little as possible).
Roll out by hand for a 12" pizza. Place in lightly oiled pizza pan
using your fingertips to press up to the edge and forming a shallow
lip. Sauce, cheese, and top with desired ingredients.
Bake at 500F in pre−heated oven for 8−12 minutes, the edges will
turn a nice golden brown when done. Dough will be firm and crispy,
not soggy and soft like many other doughs.

NY Style Dough
1 1/2 cups warm water (105F)
4 1/2 cups flour
1 Tbls. olive oil
2 1/2 teas. sugar
2 1/2 teas. salt
1/2 teas. yeast
In a large bowl, mix water with sugar and salt until dissolved. Add oil, and
then flour. Stir with heavy spoon for 1 minute. Turn out to a floured board and
press into a circle (it will be quite dry). Sprinkle yeast evenly over dough and
knead for twelve minutes.
Divide dough into portions:
6 oz. for Calzones, 10 oz. for 9 inch, 18 oz. for 12 inch, 25 oz. for 15 inch
(This recipe makes about 34 oz. Adjust ingredient amounts for your purposes)
Shape each portion by sliding your palms across the top portion of dough while
curving your fingers inward toward each other and "tucking" the dough into
the center. You want a dough ball without visible seams except the bottom. Set
formed dough balls on plate, cover with plastic, and allow to proof for 1−2 hours
at room temperature to use the same day, or store in refrigerator to use the next
day. To stretch dough, place dough ball on lightly floured surface, and lightly
flour the top. Use fingertips to evenly flatten out the dough ball. Work from the
edges to the center. Place both hands within the shell edge and stretch with
fingertips and palms maintaining an even pressure. Or, use a lightly floured
rolling pin to stretch to desired shape.
Cooking pizzas with this dough should be done on a baking stone. Using a pan
will produce a very soft "doughy" crust. The stone in the oven should be
preheated to 500F for an hour prior to baking, and should be placed in the
middle of the oven. After stretching the dough, liberally sprinkle cornmeal or
semolina on pizza peel (a wooden paddle with a handle to slide the pizza in
the oven) or a cutting board. The cornmeal allows the pizza to slide onto the
stone easily. After topping the pizza, when you are ready to cook it, pick up
an edge of the dough and lightly blow air underneath. This will loosen any
sticky areas under the dough and redistribute the cornmeal. Shake the peel
or cutting board to make sure none of the dough is sticking. Carefully slide
the pizza into the oven.

Sicilian Thick Crust
(makes a 17 1/2" X 11 1/2" Pizza)
4 cups All−Purpose flour
1 tsp salt
4 tbsps oil
2 pkgs. dry yeast
1 1/2 cups of warm water (105F)
Mix yeast, 1/2 cup flour, and 1/2 cup water in a bowl covered with
plastic wrap. Let rise for 15 minutes.
Stir to deflate. Mix 2 cups of remaining flour with salt, 1 cup cool
tap water, and oil. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour.
Knead 15 minutes on a floured surface (10 minutes in a machine) until
smooth. Place dough in bowl dusted with flour and cover with plastic
wrap. Let rise until doubled (1 to 2 hours). Punch dough down and
put in ziploc bag in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 500F.
Remove dough from refrigerator when ready to shape into crust.
Punch down dough thoroughly and roll out dough on a floured surface.
Lightly oil (olive) a 17 1/2" X 11 1/2" X 3/4" pan. Place dough in pan
and push to stretch evenly leaving a lip up against sides of pan.
Let rest for 10−15 minutes (while you prepare toppings). Stretch out
dough again (it will have receded) and place desired toppings.
Cook in center of oven until crust is golden brown.

Cooked Pizza Sauce
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Chopped Onions
1 Tablespoon minced Garlic
3 Italian Plum Tomatoes, Finely Chopped
3 oz. Tomato Paste
2 1/2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Black Pepper
1/2 Stick Unsalted Butter, Cut in Pieces
Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add onions and saute
1 minute. Stir in garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning;
season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer,
stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and
add butter pieces, stirring. When butter is half melted, remove
skillet from heat and continue stirring until thoroughly incorporated.
Yield: 1 1/3 cups

Uncooked Pizza Sauce
28 oz. of crushed tomatoes
3 oz. of tomato paste
4 tbsps. Pecorino Romano
1 tsp Oregano
2 tbsps. minced fresh garlic
1 tbsp. black pepper
3 tsps sugar
2 teaspoons of basil
Whisk all together. Allow flavors to blend for one hour
before using.

Oil Sauces
Garlic Oil Sauce:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic

California Oil Sauce:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. parsely flakes
1/4 tsp. majoram
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. ground black peppercorn

Southwestern Oil Sauce:
1/4 cup salad oil
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. ground cumin seed
1/4 tsp. ground black peppercorn
To Prepare Oil Sauces:
Puree ingredients in a blender and store in a small covered jar.
These recipes makes enough sauce for 2 12" pizzas.
By using these examples, it's not hard to come up with your own
variation based on your taste. Brush oil sauces on dough, place
desired cheese, and then top. Cook just like sauced pizzas, however
they may take just a little less time until done.

Chicago Style Pizza:
1 Package active dry yeast
2 teas. Sugar
1 1/4 cups Warm water
2 3/4 cups All−purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
3 tbls. Olive oil
1 teas. Salt
1 cup Pizza sauce
12 oz. Shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 lb. Ground beef, crumbled, cooked
1/4 lb. Italian Sausage, crumbled, cooked
1/4 lb. Pork Sausage, crumbled, cooked
1/2 cup Pepperoni, diced
1/2 cup Canadian bacon, diced
1/2 cup Ham, diced
1/4 lb. Mushrooms, sliced
1 small Onion, sliced
1 Green bell pepper, seeded, sliced
2 oz. Grated Parmesan cheese
1. For dough, sprinkle yeast and sugar into warm water in small bowl; let
stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
2. Mix flour, cornmeal, oil and salt in a large bowl; make a well in the center
and add yeast mixture. Stir to form a soft dough, adding more flour if
necessary. Turn onto a floured board and knead until dough is supple
and elastic, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, cover and let rise
in a warm spot until dough has doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down.
3. Roll dough to a 13−inch circle. Transfer to an oiled 12−inch pizza pan,
folding the excess over to make a small rim. Spread with pizza sauce;
sprinkle with all but a handful of the mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with
meats and vegetables. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan
cheese. Let rise in a warm spot about 25 minutes.
4. Heat oven to 475 degrees. Bake pizza until crust is golden, about 25
minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Margherita Pizza
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 lb. plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped in 1/2" pieces
1 clove garlic, crushed and finely chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1 12" uncooked NY Style dough crust
6 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
6 fresh basil leaves cut into julienne strips
extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
Combine 2 Tbls. olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, and salt in bowl.
Allow to marinate while making dough.
Brush dough crust lightly with olive oil. Top with cheese, then
tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake in preheated 500F oven on
pizza stone for 8−10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese
is bubbly. Remove from oven and top with parmesan cheese, then basil.
Cool on a wire rack for 2−3 minutes before cutting into wedges and

Roasted Garlic and Peppers Pizza
1 large head garlic, unpeeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large red onion, cut into 1/2−inch−thick rings
1/3 cup oil−packed sun−dried tomatoes, drained, oil reserved
1 − 12 inch pizza dough shell (uncooked)
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese (about 6 ounces)
1/2 cup roasted red bell peppers from jar, cut into 1/2 inch strips
2/3 cup (about 2 1/2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 375 deg. F. Slice top off garlic head; place in small
baking dish. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Brush baking sheet with
1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Place onion slices on sheet and brush onion
with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Bake garlic and onion until garlic cloves
are light brown and soft and onion is tender, about 45 minutes.
Remove from oven; let cool.
Using fingers, squeeze out roasted garlic cloves into food processor;
add sun−dried tomatoes. Using on/off turns, process until almost
smooth, adding enough reserved oil form sun−dried tomatoes to form
paste. (Onions and garlic mixture can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover
separately and refrigerate.)
Prepare pizza dough of choice and have it ready to be topped.
Spread garlic paste evenly over crust. Top with mozzarella cheese,
onion, pepper strips and feta cheese. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons basil
and 1 tablespoon parsley.
Bake pizza until crust is golden brown and cheese bubbles. Transfer to
cutting board. Cool 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons
basil and 1 tablespoon parsley. Cut into wedges and serve.