Saturday, November 11, 2006

Pepperoni & mushroom pizza

We figured out that this homemade pepperoni-mushroom pizza costs just under 3 euros (about $3.75) to make.

1. Prepare crust.
2. Make sauce.
3. Roll out dough. Bake 15 minutes in preheated oven at 350 degrees.
4. Top with sauce, toppings, then cheese.
5. Bake 30 minutes in preheated oven at 350 degrees.


2 tsp honey
2 tsp yeast
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
3 cups flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp oil

Dissolve honey in warm water. Add yeast. Let sit ten minutes or until foamy. Whisk well. Add 2 cups flour, wheat germ, and salt. Mix until dough pulls away from edge of bowl. Turn out onto floured surface. Knead well, mixing in the remaining flour. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place dough in oiled bowl, turning to coat. Let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size. You'll know the dough is ready when you poke it with your finger and the indention stays.

Roll the dough out onto a pizza stone or baking sheet. Brush the top with milk. Put it in a cold oven. Turn it on to 350 degrees. Bake 15 minutes.

Marinara Sauce:
3 cups tomato puree
1/4 cup Italian Seasoning mix
1-2 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 tsp sugar

Mix all ingredients and let simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.

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