From: Wonderful ways to prepare ITALIAN FOODBy: JO ANN SHIRLEYwith special thanks to JANE DE TELIGA Published by: PLAYMORE INC NEW YORK USAUnder arrangement with I. Waldman & son inc.ISBN 0 86908 063 6Basic Pizza Dough2 1/4 cups flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 Tablespoon dried yeast3/4 cup warm waterOlive oil1.Sift flour into a warm bowl with the salt 2.Put yeast into a small bowl and add the warm water. Allow to stand for five minutes, then mix until smooth.3.Pour the yeast mixture into the flour with one tablespoon of olive oil. Mix with your hand to a stiff dough. Knead on a floured board for ten minutes. 4.Rub oil on the dough ball, place in an oiled bowl and put in a warm place until it has doubled in size.5.Roll out to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Brush with a little olive oil before spreading with topping. Notes from me: Dried yeast is granular yeast.Super Pizzatablespoon olive oil1 medium onion, sliced4 oz (125 g) tomato paste1 cup (250 ml) water1/2 lb. (250 g) Italian sausage, chopped2 slices bacon diced1/2 green pepper, chopped1/4 (125 g) pound mushrooms, sliced1/2 pound (250 g) Mozzarella cheese, shreddedsalt and pepperoregano1.Sauté the onion in the olive oil until transparent. 2.Add the tomato paste and water and mix well. Cook uncovered for about 15 minutes.3.Roll out and spread dough on an oiled baking sheet.4.Cover dough with sausage, bacon, pepper, mushrooms, cheese and season with salt and pepper.5.Add cooked tomato sauce and sprinkle with oregano.6.Bake in a 450° F (230° C) oven for about 25 minutes.
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