The Perfect Pizza Crust and Sauce

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Ingredients
  • 1 C warm water
  • 3 tsp yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
Add to yeast mixture:
  • 2 C bread flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbps. olive oil
  • Gather desired pizza toppings: sauce (see below), pepperoni, black olives, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, etc.
Pizza Sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 (26 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven and pizza stone to 450 degrees
  2. Combine yeast and sugar with warm water and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes until bubbly
Add to yeast mixture:
  1. Combine wet ingredients in dry ingredients into mixer and knead for 5 minutes until dough is smooth, will be a little sticky
  2. Allow to rise for at least one hour
  3. Cover pizza paddle or backside of a cookie sheet with a light layer of cornmeal
  4. Roll out dough (may need to add a little extra flour)
  5. Add a layer of sauce, desired toppings and then cheese
  6. Add a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese at the end
  7. Slide pizza from paddle or cookie sheet into oven onto the hot pizza stone
  8. Cook in oven preheated to 450 degrees for about 10-12 minutes until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned and edges of crust are golden brown
Pizza Sauce
  1. Heat oil and garlic and cook until garic is sizzling, about 2 minutes
  2. Add in tomatoes, sugar, seasoning and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes

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