Friday, July 17, 2009

Pizza Night

I found this amazing dough recipe at My Kitchen Cafe. I have always used home-aid dough but this was quick and easy. The recipe is as follows:

Fast and Easy Pizza Dough

3 cups flour, more or less
1 tablespoon honey, heaping
1 tablespoon oil, heaping
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. (If using a pizza stone, let stone heat for at least 30 minutes in the oven before baking pizza.) Mix all pizza dough ingredients together, except the flour. Add flour and knead for a bit then put into pan (or use a pizza peel and pizza stone). If baking in a sheet pan, bake for about 12 minutes (checking often) until crust is browned and cheese is golden and bubbly.Makes 1 large pizza.

The sauce that My Kitchen Cafe used was also equally amazing.

Homemade Pizza Sauce
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
1 tablespoon sugar
Garlic powder
Italian seasoning
Crushed red pepper (optional)

Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until desired consistency. I leave mine slightly chunky. On the seasonings, I just sprinkle them in to taste. When using Crush red pepper only use a few flakes because it gives a nice kick to the sauce to use it. I also substitute for whatever I don't have: basil leaves for oregano, garlic salt for garlic powder, etc. This recipe is open to interpretation. Use what you like and it will be delicious.


  1. Emily - so glad you liked the pizza dough recipe. Mostly, I'm glad you started a cooking blog! I'll be checking in for sure! Thanks for letting me know.