Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pepperoni Pan Pizza

There is a show on PBS called America's Test Kitchen and a few weeks ago they did a show on pizza and showed a recipe for pan pizza. It looked so good and easy to make so I've been wanting to try it out. Well I tried it tonight and it was a hit. Trevor, Colin and I ate one pizza ourselves and Dave will get to chow down on the second one whenever he gets home from work. So here is the recipe....enjoy!

1 tablespoon Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Cook oil and garlic in medium saucepan over low heat until garlic is soft (about 2 minutes). Add tomatoes and cook on medium heat until thickened, 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. (Makes enough for 3 pizzas, this recipe makes 2 pizzas, so freeze extra sauce.)

Heat 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk in microwave until warm (not HOT). Add 2 teaspoons sugar and 2 tablespoons olive oil and mix.
In a standing mixer measure 2 1/3 cups flour, 1 package yeast, and 1/2 tablespoons salt. Turn mixer on low and add milk. Mix until combined and then raise speed to medium and mix until dough is smooth, about 5 minutes. Shape dough into a ball and place in a bowl coated with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise about 30 minutes.

Coat the bottom of two round cake pans with 3 tablespoons each Olive Oil. Divide dough in half and shape into balls. Roll out dough into 9 inch circles and then press into oiled pans. Cover pans and let rise for about 20 minutes.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Top pizza with 2/3 cups sauce (leaving a 1/2-inch border around the sides), cheese and pepperoni. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Let the pizza sit in pans one minute and the remove.

Mmmm, mmmm good!


Heidi said...

Sounds way good! I will have to try it. Oh, and can you believe "The Hills?" That is so funny that the girl on there named Heidi has a sister named Holly!!

Kasey Eyre said...

I did not even make the Heidi/Holly connection from The Hills. That is funny. Good thing you and your sister are nothing like them. I think her sister is moving to LA just so she can be on TV!

Steph said...

You two are so funny with your "hills"! The pizza sounds good but alot of work. Maybe I'll try it when I have a lot of time before dinner:)

johnny and steph said...

Sound really good, I'm always looking for an easy homemade pizza recipe, thanks for sharing!