I have been craving my mother’s pizza lately. There are pizza places here but they are not hitting the spot. Of course, as they are not my mother, I guess that is acceptable. I called my mother and got her recipe for dough. I used tomato sauce I had made for eggplant parmigiana a couple of weeks ago and froze. I swear, it is the dough that makes the difference.
Mum’s Super Awesome Pizza Dough
1 Tbls yeast
1 Cup med-hot water (105-115 degrees F...hot to the touch, but not scalding).
1 tsp of sugar and 1/2 salt.
3 cups of Flour
Dissolve 1 Tablespoon yeast in 1Cup med-hot water (105-115 degrees F...hot to the touch, but not scalding). Add 1 tsp of sugar and 1/2 salt.
Let is rest for about 20 minutes while it "proofs." After it has "proofed" or the yeast has activated add 2C flour with a spoon. Then, by kneading, add 1Cup of flour.
Knead the bread into a rounded ball, grease bowl, turn dough in bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for several hours
Punch down and roll out with a rolling pin or with your hands press into the pan. Let rise again then add the "fixins."
Makes about two pizzas.
I used red peppers, green peppers, onions, mushrooms ad broccoli. (I lightly steamed the broccoli before I put it on the pizza.)