Papa Del's Style Pizza
Step 1 - The Dough
Dissolve yeast in the water, then add the honey and oil. Let stand for
about 10 min.
- 3 1/2 C. (875ml) flour (one third may be wheat flour)
- 2 T. (30ml) olive oil
- 1 t. (5ml) salt
- 1 pkg. yeast (2 1/4 t. or 11ml)
- 2 t. (10ml) honey
- 1 1/3 C. (325ml) warm water
Combine flour and salt. Add bit by bit to the water and stir. When dough
forms, knead in the rest of the flour. Knead for about 10 min. (or until it
Let dough rise for about 2 hrs (until doubled in size).
Step 2 - The Sauce
(make while dough is rising or the night before)
Chop up the tomatoes, mix with the tomato paste, and place in a large
covered pot (it likes to splatter) on low heat. Add salt and spices -
cooking and stirring till the dough is done. (You might consider adding
chopped onion, green pepper and pre-cooked hot Italian sausage to the
- 1 6 0z (170g) can tomato paste
- 1 16oz (450g) can tomatoes (or fresh, ripe tomatoes)
- 2 t. (10ml) olive oil
- garlic - minced
- black pepper
- red pepper
- any other spices you feel like putting in
Step 3 - Toppings
You know what you like on your pizza - prepare them while the sauce is
cooking. Pre-cooking the sausage is recommended.
- 2 to 2 1/2 lbs (about 1kg) of Mozzarella cheese
- Any or all of the following:
- sausage (pre-cooked)
- green peppers
Step 4 - Assembling and Cooking the Pizza
When the dough is ready, lightly flour it and roll it slightly larger
than the pan to be used. A 12 inch (30cm) diameter cast iron skillet is
recommended, although you could use a 9x13 inch (23x33cm?) pan or something
similar. Oil the pan well. Put the dough over the top of the pan and slide
it down so that it fits the pan. make sure there is at least a 1 inch
Spread the Mozzarella cheese in the bottom of the pizza so that no dough is
Add whichever of the following ingredients you want in this order:
Sprinkle top with some Parmesan or Romano cheese, followed by some oregano.
Sprinkle olive oil on exposed areas of cheese, pepperoni, and whatever else
might burn. Spread oil on top edges of dough.
- onions, green peppers, olives
- the sauce
- mushrooms, bacon
Preheat oven to 350 - 400F (175 - 200C). Cook pizza at this temperature for
40 - 50 minutes.
Let cool until cheese thickens.
Guard from others. Eat.
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