Saturday, August 27, 2011

Epicly Delicious Pizza Sauce

I was bored of our pizza recently (as you may know, we have a pizza and movie night once a week, so we eat a LOT of pizza) so I did some research and found this recipe. I totally heart it and you will, too.
ps- I'm also including the new dough recipe which was fabulous!

1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 medium onion
1/2 Tbsp chopped garlic
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1/2 Tbsp dried oregano
salt and pepper

In a pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute a couple of minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for ~15 minutes. Run this through food processor or blender to make it a little less chunky.


4 C. bread flour (or all purpose. Bread flour makes it crispier, ap makes it chewier)
1 tsp sugar
1 envelope instant dry yeast
2 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 cups water, warmed to 110 degrees F
2 Tbsp olive oil, plus 2 tsp.

Combine flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine. While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 Tbsp oil and beat until the dough forms a ball. If it's too dry, add more flour, 1 Tbsp at a time until soft but no longer sticky. Scrape it onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it's a smooth ball. Rub the remaining 2 tsp oil into a large bowl, add dough, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place till double, about an hour. When doubled, divide in half and let rest, covered for 10 minutes. Stretch into a 12-14 inch circle top with epic sauce, your choice of toppings, and fresh mozzarella cheese. Cook on HOT pizza stone at 500 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. Cool slightly. Scarf.

pps- I got the recipes off The sauce is Sandra Lee's and the dough is Bobby Flay.
ppps- While looking for an accurate pizza photo on the web, I ran across this and just had to include it for funzies.


Heather McKeon said...

I love 'if it's too dry, add more flour' only slightly less than I love the Yoda pizza!

Laura Crenshaw Chabo said...

whoops! haha! I didn't notice that! Obviously, I should have written, if it's too STICKY. Oh, well. You still get the idea. I also forgot to add that AFTER you stretch out the dough, brush it with a thin layer of olive oil before adding the sauce. It will make it extra delicious!!

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