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Olympic Rings Pizza

 Olympic Rings Pizza
We celebrated our daughter's birthday (during the last Winter Games) with an Olympics theme party that could be adapted for a 2000 Summer Olympics gathering. The symbolic five rings - made from pepperoni - decorate the yummy homemade pizza. -Therese Judge, Westminster, Maryland
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + resting Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni

Directions

  • Ina bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast and salt. Add water and oil;
  • beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft
  • dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic,
  • about 6 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll the dough
  • into a 16-in. x 11-in. rectangle; transfer to a greased 15-in. x
  • 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Press dough 1/2 in. up the sides of pan.
  • Spread with pizza sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Arrange pepperoni
  • on top in five interlocking circles. Bake at 400° for 20-25
  • minutes or until crust and cheese are lightly browned. Yield: 10-12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 273 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 490 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.

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Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.