Now that’s a Pizza!


So I’m trying make good on my promise to share my pizza recipe.  I’ve been trying to squeeze this post in for a couple weeks but I’ve gotten busy in my esty shop with Christmas orders.  What a fabulous problem to have!  I’ve also been working here and there on a few projects around the house – bet that comes as a shocker!  I promise to share what I’ve been up to as soon as I can but for now, let’s talk Pizza, shall we?!

For the crust I’ve been using the Pioneer Woman recipe.  I love it because if you are doing a big party like we did for Halloween you can make the crust the day before and pull it out the next day when you need it.  So convenient!    Here is the link for her recipe however I do add 1/2  tsp garlic powder when I mixing the flour and salt together: The Pioneer Woman Pizza Crust

One other thing to mention before I give you the sauce recipe; for your pizza toppings, USE FRESH INGREDIENTS!  You won’t be sorry.  If you are going to all the trouble of making a pizza from scratch hit up that produce aisle – try to avoid canned ingredients.  Also grate your own cheese.  I took the shortcut of pre-grated cheese last time and I could totally tell.

So last but not least is your sauce.  For me this starts in the summer.  The girl who doesn’t like vegetables gets busy in the garden planting and caring for tomato plants and onions galore.   Again I’m trying to use the freshest ingredients – boy I’m starting to feel like a Poppa John’s commercial “better ingredients, better pizza.” but you know they are right!  This recipe takes some time but just turn on some Italian music, pour yourself some wine and enjoy just how darn good your house is going to smell!

 

Pizza Sauce

  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 lbs fresh tomatoes – roma work great
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp sugar

Blend tomatoes until smooth with some small chunks.  In a large skillet heat olive oil and butter.  Add garlic, oregano, rosemary, thyme and red pepper flakes.   Cook for about three minutes. Add salt, tomatoes, basil, onion, tomato paste and sugar.  Stir until smooth. Bring mixture to a simmer and let simmer for 1 hour or until desired thickness.

 

 

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