Sunday nights, while living in Africa, the kitchen was bustling with guests and
my dad making pizza. Our home soon became the place to be on a Sunday night. We
cut the pizza into square pieces and ate them most properly with a knife and
fork. Round pans were not available so we baked our pizzas on baking sheets.
After the dough has risen once, it will keep for days in the refrigerator or may
be frozen in individual portions and baked when desired. Breadsticks can be made
by brushing dough with olive oil, then sprinkling with mozzarella cheese and
Penzeys pizza seasoning.
6 cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons
2 teaspoons salt
1 ½ cups water,
warmed to 110
¾ cup fat-free milk
3 tablespoons olive
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6-ounce) can
Italian tomato paste
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon Italian
freshly ground Tellicherry peppercorns
6 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1. In an
extra large bowl, stir the flour, sugar, yeast and salt.
1 cup shredded medium
Fleur de Sel
Olive oil in a Misto
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the
water, milk and oil. Stir into
flour. Turn onto a
floured breadboard, knead 5 minutes. Place
1 teaspoon olive
oil in a bowl, return dough and turn once.
3. Cover with a damp cloth and let
dough rise 1 hour or until
double. Punch down
with fist and shape into a ball. Cut into
6 pieces, turn
dough "inside out" to form large rolls.
4. Place the baking stone in the
oven, preheat to 500
. Set out
two baking sheets,
sprinkle liberally with fine cornmeal. Roll
each roll to 8
or 10 inches in diameter for thin or thick crust.
5. In a medium bowl, mix tomato
sauce, tomato paste, sugar,
Italian herb mix
and pepper. Top round of dough with pizza
and other choices, then cheddar cheese.
salt and pepper. Spray with oil.
6. Use a pizza peel to lift pizza
off baking sheet and slide onto
stone. Bake 10 minutes, remove and slice.
Favorite: Sliced red and green bell peppers, sliced
red onion, Penzeys pizza seasoning,
olive oil, Fleur
de Sel and freshly ground pepper.
Hawaiian: Pineapple pieces, diced green bell peppers,
onions and Canadian bacon.
Sausage: Sausage, black olives, diced green bell peppers,
mushrooms, and chopped onions.
Makes 6 pizzas