Extra Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza

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Extra Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza - Domestic Femme

 

"Don't get crazy." <-- If this is your first time making pizza from scratch, that's probably what you thought to yourself as you read the title. It's really not hard.  I promise.

 

Extra Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza (adapted from Jason and Angie's recipes) {Printable Recipe available through my site} Makes 1 large pizza

 

Ingredients (crust):

 

2 1/4 teaspoon dry yeast

1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

1 1/2 cup warm water

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup grated parmesan

1 tablespoon each - garlic powder, italian seasoning, onion powder

3 1/3 cups flour

 

 

Extra Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza - Domestic Femme

 

 

Directions:

 

1) In a mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the warm water.  Stir and then let sit for 10 minutes.

 

Extra Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza - Domestic Femme

 

2) Stir in the salt, oil, parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, italian seasoning, and flour.  Add flour until the dough is no longer sticky.

 

Extra Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza - Domestic Femme

 

3) Place the dough into a well oiled bowl and cover, letting the dough rise for 1 hour.

 

Extra Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza - Domestic Femme

 

While the dough rises, you can make your pizza sauce.

 

Ingredients (sauce):

 

1 (6oz.) can tomato paste

6oz. warm water

3 tablespoons parmesan

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon anchovy paste**

3/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon each - oregano, marjoram, basil, pepper, cayenne, red pepper flakes

 

**If you can't find anchovy paste (like me), you can make your own**

 

Blend in your food processor - 20 anchovy filets, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon wine vinegar, a clove of garlic and ground pepper (to taste).  It makes more than you'll need, so I recommend freezing the extra paste by the teaspoonful, for future pizzas.

 

Extra Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza - Domestic Femme

 

Back to the sauce...

 

Directions:

 

1) Mix everything together and let sit for 30 minutes to blend the flavors.

 

Extra Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza - Domestic Femme

 

Once you finish the sauce, and the dough has risen...

 

Punch down the dough and form a tight ball.  Spread out over a floured (or cornmeal) pizza stone.  Top with sauce, cheese and then pepperoni - I used 16oz. of shredded mozzarella and 6oz. container or pepperoni.

 

Extra Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza - Domestic Femme

 

Place the pizza on the bottom rack of your preheated oven.  Bake for 18 - 20 minutes at 425 degrees.

 

What are your favorite toppings?  Mine are extra cheese, hamburger and jalapenos :)

 

Extra Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza - Domestic Femme

 

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