Snow Day Completely Homemade Pizza
For the crust (if you have premade crust - that works too)
2 ½ Cups all purpose flour
2 ¾ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbs vegetable oil
¾ - 1 Cup water
For the sauce - if you have premade sauce- that works too!
1-2 tbs olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
1 medium onion, chopped finely
½ cup chicken broth
2 quarts crushed tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp raw sugar
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
For the toppings
½ cup of any desired toppings (we used browned breakfast sausage, sautéed fresh mushrooms and ham)
1 Cup of shredded mozzarella
(You make up your own – grilled onions, browned hamburger, grilled pineapple are some options)
Sliced provolone cheese
For the crust
Mix all dry ingredients and add ¾ cup water and the oil. Stir (use stand mixer if you have one with the dough hook) until a ball forms. If dough is stiff – add more water. This dough will not be sticky – so do not add water until it is sticky. Turn out onto a floured surface and kneed for 3-4 minutes
Roll out into the desired shape and thickness (this dough will only rise a tiny bit) and is quite stretchy and requires quite a bit of rolling.
Bake at 400 for 5 minutes. Apply Sauce and toppings followed by cheese.
For the Sauce
Add oil to stainless steel pan over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped onions and stir. Cook until onions are soft – 4-5 minutes. Add the chicken broth. Cook until reduced by half. Add the crush tomatoes and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste as well as the sugar. Add dried oregano. Reduce heat and simmer until desired consistency. If the sauce is more lumpy than you would like – put in blender and puree. Add Basil just before applying to the pizza crust.
For the pizza
After pizza crust has baked for 5 minutes, remove and add sauce – as much as is desired and all toppings desired. Add cheese last. Once all toppings are applied – bake at 400 for 15-25 minutes