Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Homemade Cheese Pizza

Pizza was on the menu plan tonight. My original recipe came from my mom and she got it from a Heart Healthy cook book after my dad's heart attack. I've tweaked it by modifying it for the bread machine and switching some ingredients. My sauce is semi-homemade but we like it. I was so excited to eat the pizza that I forgot to take the picture before we ate.

Kat's Pizza dough - bread machine
1 1/4 c warm water (I ended up adding just a tiny amount more after watching it in the bread machine for a couple of minutes.)
1 T honey
3 T olive oil
3 c all-purpose flour
1 c wheat flour
1 t salt
1 T yeast

1. Sift the flours and salt together. You can skip this step, but it really makes for a lighter crust.
2. Put ingredients in your bread maker as instructed. For me, I put the liquids in first and then the flour mixture on top. I make a little well in the top of the flour mound and put the yeast in that.
3. Set the bread maker for the pizza dough cycle.
4. Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and separate into the number of pieces you want. For me, I made one big (10x12) pizza and 5 individual size pizza shells.
5. Bake the pizza in a 425° preheated oven for 10 minutes without toppings. I used a pizza stone for the big pizza and a cookie sheet for the others. When the 10 minutes are up, top with your choice of toppings and bake for another 10 minutes. Then the best part. . .eat the yumminess!!!!!

Pizza sauce:
1 small can of tomato paste
1 small can of tomato sauce
1 t granulated garlic
1 - 2 t ground oregano
1 -2 t ground basil
1 t crushed red pepper flakes

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a shallow pan. Heat on low for 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

1 comment:

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

We love homemade pizza night here! Great dough and sauce recipes.

I also like to save any leftover chicken, ham, etc. for pizza toppings. Even a little goes a long way with pizza night.

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