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Pizza Shop Pizzas

 Pizza Shop Pizzas
"This is absolutely the best homemade pizza I've ever tried! It's easy to make and you can simply toss on the toppings you and your family love." Melody Mellinger Myerstown, Pennsylvania
16 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2-2/3 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 6-1/2 to 7 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano, marjoram and thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded pizza cheese blend
  • 1 package (6 ounces) sliced turkey pepperoni
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained

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Pizza Shop Pizzas (continued)

Ingredients (continued)

  • 1 cup pickled pepper rings
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 2/3 cup warm water. Add 3
  • tablespoons oil, sugar, salt, oregano, garlic salt, remaining water
  • and 5 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour
  • to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the
  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down; divide into two portions. Roll each into a 15-in.
  • circle. Brush two 14-in. pizza pans with remaining oil; sprinkle
  • with cornmeal. Transfer dough to prepared pans; build up edges
  • slightly. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Spread over crusts.
  • Sprinkle with toppings.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crusts and cheese are lightly
  • browned. Yield: 2 pizzas (8 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 382 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 1,027 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.