Tuesday, October 13, 2009


One of my favorite things to make is homemade pizza! I love making it & my family loves eating it. I always make 1 round pizza with mozzarella cheese (or the Italian cheese blend) & pepperoni for my kids. I make 1 large rectangle pizza with mozzarella cheese (or the Italian cheese blend), Parmesan cheese, pepperoni, green bell peppers & vidalia onions for my husband. The last pizza is always my experimental pizza. I love to try things like olive oil, Italian seasonings, banana peppers, tomatoes, feta cheese, capers, olives, etc.

Pizza Dough Recipe (click to see on my blog)
Favorite pizza sauce (see below for ours)
Favorite toppings (shredded cheese, pepperoni, onions, green bell peppers, etc.)

Lower oven rack to the next to the lowest position. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Heavily grease pans with shortening (to obtain a crisp crust you must grease heavily). Pull out enough dough for the pan you are using. Press dough into pan evenly. Allow dough to sit in pans for about 5 minutes before you start making the pizzas. Next you will add your sauce & toppings. Bake for 8-11 minutes. I always set my timer for 8 minutes & then add time after I check on it. Cook until it reaches your desired doneness.

I use a sharp knife to "cut" my dough out of the bowl.

This picture shows the dough after it has been pressed into the pan.

We have tried many different sauces.

We like this sauce best (notice it is not a pizza sauce).

Pizza placed on the next to the last rack.

Yummy pizza after being removed from the oven.

Rectangle pizza with cheeses, pepperoni, green bell peppers & onions

One of my experimental pizzas - tasty!

Notice I never use red sauce on my test pizza.

This one had olive oil, Italian seasonings, garlic salt, mozzarella cheese,

Parmesan cheese, feta cheese, Gorgonzola cheese and capers.

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