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easy pizza recipe

Everyone loves a good pizza! It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get busy; it’s as easy as well, pizza.

Ingredients:

Pizza Sauce

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (no salt)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp granulated onion
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Pizza Dough

  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed
  • 14g dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ⅓ cups very warm water
  • ⅓ cup oil

Pizza Toppings (Choose one)

  • Mozzarella cheese & pepperoni
  • Mozzarella cheese & fresh mushroom
  • Mozzarella cheese & vegetable mix (mushroom, olives, colored bell peppers and sweet corn)
Preparation:

Sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients with 1/2 cup water in a medium bowl; set aside for flavors to develop while making the crust.

Dough:

  1. Combine 2 cups of flour with the dry yeast, sugar and salt. Add the water and oil and mix until well blended (about 1 minute). Gradually add enough remaining flour slowly, until a soft, sticky dough ball is formed.
  2. Knead for about 4 minutes, on a floured surface, until dough is smooth and elastic. Add more flour, if needed.
  3. Divide dough in half. Pat each half (with floured hands) into a 30-cm greased pizza pan OR roll dough to fit pans.
  4. Preheat oven to 220 o Top dough with sauce and the topping of your choice.
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until crust is browned and cheese is bubbly. For best results, rotate pizza pans between top and bottom oven racks halfway through baking.

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