Friday, October 5, 2012


78% ?  Is this an accidental typo?  Methinks it's 7.8%!!!

Depending on the spin...

Makes 8 servings

When I make homemade pizza, my kids think it's positive news, indeed!

1-3/4 cups bread flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. yeast
3/4 cup hot water
3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 Tbsp. honey
3/4 lb. bulk Italian sausage
2 cups (8 oz.) Italian blend shredded cheese
1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Combine bread flour, salt and yeast in work bowl of food processor fitted with metal blade.  Pulse to combine.  In glass measuring cup combine water, 1 Tbsp. oil and honey.  With processor running, pour water mixture through feed tube.  Run processor 1 minute (after about 15 seconds the dough will come together in a ball and whip around the work bowl). Remove dough from bowl (dough will be sticky) and knead on counter or other hard work surface with a little bit of flour.  Stretch into a 6x8-inch rectangle.

Pour remaining oil in 15x10-inch jelly roll pan.  Place dough in pan and turn over to coat both sides with oil.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 1 hour or until double.

While dough is rising, cook Italian sausage in large skillet until not quite cooked through, about 8 minutes.

Stretch dough to sides of pan.  Cover and let rise 40 minutes.  Heat oven to 500°F.

Top dough with cheese blend, then dollop with sausage.  Top with combined tomatoes, garlic, oregano and half of the pepper.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and remaining pepper.  Bake 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted.  Cut with scissors to serve.

I love pizza with a slightly chilled pinot noir.

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