Last night for dinner I made pizza, I was going to order it, but somehow my husband managed to convince me to make it instead. And it turned out Amazing! I might not ever order pizza again. Anyway if you'd like to try it, which you should cause it truly was amazing! Here's the recipe: Make the sauce first cause it needs to sit to absorb the flavor of the spices.
12 oz. Tomato Paste
1 1/2 C. Warm Water
1/4 C. + 2 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 tsp. Minced Garlic
1/4 C. Honey
1/2 tsp. Oregano
1/2 tsp. Marjoram
1/2 tsp. Basil
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (use less to make it less spicy)
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes (use less to make it less spicy)
Salt to taste
Combine All ingredients in bowl and whisk well. Let stand for 30 minutes. Any remaining sauce can be put in a mason jar and stored in the fridge for about a week.
1 (1/4oz) Package Active Dry Yeast
1 tsp. White Sugar
1 C. Warm Water
2 1/2 C. Flour
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Salt
In a medium mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in water. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth let it stand for 5 minutes. Roll it to the size of your pizza on a smooth surface lightly dusted with cornmeal. Transfer to baking pan and fold edges up to make a nice crust. *try using a pizza crisper (the pan with all the little holes in the bottom) it will make the crust less soggy*
Top crust with desired amount of sauce, any toppings, and mozzarella cheese. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until crust is light brown and cheese is melted.
*Have you ever tried bacon tomato pizza? It's my personal favorite. Precook your bacon for about 5 minutes just enough to get most of the grease out, chop up tomato and bacon and put under your cheese on your pizza. It's pretty amazing.*
Anyway that's my secret behind my amazing pizza. I hope you find it as wonderful as I did.
The original recipes for the sauce and the crust came from allrecipes.com I haven't changed the crust recipe at all, but the sauce recipe I adjusted a little bit.