Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Traditional Crust Pizza

I know I haven't been the most consistent blogger lately and I sincerely apologize! I have lots of great recipes in the near future coming though. We have already tried a bunch and they are delicious! Pizza, however, is always a favorite in this household. I love that you can put anything on top and make it specific to your taste. My husband prefers simply meat and extra cheese. I prefer veggies of all sorts and a little meat here and there. One topping I've come to love is mild pork sausage. It gives the pizza some extra kick and tastes much better than traditional, tasteless sausage (make note, Hungry Howies). This recipe is very simple and the hardest part is waiting for the dough to rise.

Traditional Crust Pizza
Adapted from: Annie's Eats (crust)
Yields: 1 large, 8-slice pizza

1/4-1/3 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp sugar
4-5 cups mozzarella cheese
toppings of your choice (sausage, peppers, etc)

Preheat the oven with a baking stone in it to 350 degrees. While the oven is heating up, roll the pizza crust out onto a well-floured surface into a circle so it's about 1/2-inch thick. Place the crust on top of the heated pizza stone. Pour the tomato sauce on top of the crust and spread evenly leaving around a 3/4-inch diameter around the edges for the crust to rise. Sprinkle the sugar on top of the sauce. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the tomato sauce being sure to cover evenly and completely. Add toppings of your choice and bake for 15-18 minutes for a soft, but firm crust. Allow pizza to cool slightly. Cut and enjoy!

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