Pizza dough & sauce

For the longest time, Jim and I wondered whether Timmy was really a "kid".  No joke, the dude wouldn't even TRY (among others) chocolate milk, brownies, or...PIZZA!!!  Of course he's since decided these are all delicious.  In my quest to cook as many homemade meals as possible, I came across these recipes for dough and sauce.  Super easy to make, tasty, and the freeze well.  (I love any recipe that freezes well!)
Dough (makes enough for 2 pizzas):
1 (.25 oz) package active dry yeast
1 C warm water
2 1/4 C bread flour
2 T olive oil
1 t salt
2 t white sugar
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.  Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

In a standing mixer, combine bread flour, olive oil, salt, sugar, and yeast mixture.  Mix well until a dough has formed that no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl.  Cover and rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.*
*If you plan to freeze, do BEFORE allowing dough to rise.  Dough thaws quickly and will rise then.
Sauce (makes enough for 2 pizzas):
1 (12 oz) can tomato paste
1 1/2 C water
1/3 C olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 T dried oregano
1/2 T dried basil
1/2 t dried rosemary, crushed
Mix together the tomato paste, water, and olive oil in a small saucepan.  Add garlic, salt and pepper to taste, oregano, basil, and rosemary.  Cook over medium heat to a simmer, then turn off heat.  I allow the sauce to sit there for up to a couple hours (depending on how much time I have) to let the flavors blend.  Use half for your pizza and freeze the other half.

1 comment:

  1. I think it is time for pizza! Your recipes sound delicious!


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