Sunday, January 9, 2011

Awesome Pepperoni Pizza

I received this recipe in the mail from Great American Recipes. I've had it out to make for probably about a month. I decided to try it last night. I must say I liked it alot. It wasn't my favorite crust recipe, but it was pretty darn good. The one thing I would change, tho, is to use a larger cookie sheet. I like my crust thinner. Otherwise, I highly recommend it.

Awesome Pepperoni Pizza


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 pkg (1/4 oz) dry yeast
1 T, plus 2 tsp olive oil
1 cup lukewarm water
3/4 cup pizza sauce
12 oz mozzarella, sliced
1 3/4 oz pepperoni slices (about 25)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease 12x9 inch baking sheet. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Stir in the yeast. Make a well in the center and add olive oil and water. Mix until a soft dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for 5 minutes.

2. Roll out dough and press into prepared baking sheet. Cover and allow to rest for 10 minutes at room temperature, then bake for 5-7 minutes.

3. Remove the crust from the oven and spread pizza sauce on top, leaving 1/4 inch border. Arrange the mozzarella on top and then the pepperoni. Sprinkle with oregano and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and bake until golden, 15-20 minutes.

4. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife (I use scissors), slice the pizza into 6 square slices. Serve hot.


kelly said...

Looks yummy

laurie said...

I love pizza! looks so good!