Friday, February 15, 2008

Brunner Pizza

Mom's Pizza Recipe - submitted by Theresa

Pizza (Put together by Marrae Brunner)

Preheat oven to Bake 450* (Bake 450* 12 minutes)
(I use convection bake and cook three at once.)
Put in pizza stone/s first if you have 'em (not necessary).
I heat my stones for a half hour or so.
Spray pans(I use stainless steel)with Pam(I tried olive oil, but it sticks).

Pizza Dough: (2 lg. 16" / 3 sm. 12")

5 1/2 cups flour (I use 3 white,2 1/2 wheat)
2 1/4 cups warm water
1 1/2 Tbsp yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil

I mix this in a bread machine - easy peasy.
You can mix it by hand and knead for 8-15 min.
Let Rest 5-10 minutes, while you make sauce.
Divide and roll, pat, or toss into pizza pans (I use stainless steel)

1 16 oz can Tomato Sauce/Puree (tomatoes only-no sugar or extras-Progresso)
1 6 oz. can Tomato paste (I use one that is tomatoes only-Cantadina)
1 1/2 tsp each dried Oregano, Basil, Garlic Pdr (fresh is even better)
Stir to blend.
Spread sauce on to shaped pizza dough crust.

1 lb. mozzarella cheese, grated (Preciou/Frigo-I don't use pre grated)
Our favorites are pepperoni, ham and pineapple, green/red peppers, olives mushrooms, tomato slices and any other vegetables that sound good.
More exotic options: artichoke heart, BBQ chicken, taco style
Lower fat style: Karl likes to use cottage cheese instead of mozzarella.

Sprinkle Toppings over cheese and bake for 12 minutes.
Let cool a minute before cutting.
Slide onto a cutting board so you don't cut your pans up.