Saturday, July 29, 2006

Daisy Mom's Pizza Crust and Sauce

Pete and Amy were here for Amalia's birthday and Felipe's mom made yummy personal pizza's for everyone. Pete requested the recipe as he got a baking stone and wooden paddle for his birthday! Daisy says that there are three key items in making it extra yummy, SAF yeast, high gluten flour and the baking stone. IT IS SUPER DELICIOUS!!!!


1 1/2 TBSP SAF yeast (a great fast acting yeast)
3/4 TBSP sugar
1 1/2 TSP salt
6 cups high gluten flour
2 1/4 cups warm water

Preheat oven to 500 degrees and place empty baking stone in oven for at least 45 minutes prior to baking pizza

Add all ingredients but flour to mixer ( Kitchen aid or Bosch type) use the dough hook. Mix for a few seconds. Then add the first 5 cups of flour, add the last cup of flour 1/4 cup at a time until dough is slightly sticky. Let the machine knead the dough for 5 minutes. Coat a large mixing bowl with olive oil and place the dough in it to rise and cover with a towel for 30 minutes. After it is done rising, take a small ball and shape into a small pizza. Then place the pizza onto the paddle which should be cover with corn meal. Next brush some olive olive on the top of the pizza and sprinkle with kosher salt. Then add the sauce and toppings. Then transfer into the oven on top of the baking stone. Bake for exactly 5 minutes at 500 degress. Leave stone in oven, remove pizza. She usually bakes to small pizzas at a time.


Sautee the following in a pan for a few minutes:

1 1/2 TBSP olive oil
1 onion chopped
1/2 red pepper chopped
1/2 green pepper chopped
4 cloves of garlic chopped

After it has sauteed for a few minutes, add the following:

1 large can chopped tomatoes
1 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. drieid basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 small can tomatoe paste
1/2 cup water
1 tsp sugar

Stir. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes - stirring occasionally. If you like chucky sauces just put on pizza as is. For the grandkids she blends the sauce before using it on the pizza.

Sorry I'm a little unsure of the can sizes. The crushed tomato size is the same size can as a large pumpkin can and the paste is the tiny one, 4 or 6 oz I think.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting this recipe! Pete gave me his handwritten version and I was having a hard time understanding it. He has been talking about this pizza almost daily since Daisy made it for us. Thanks again!


P.S. You can buy a baking stone, wooden paddle, and pizza cutter at Bed Bath and Beyond for $15.