Sunday, June 10, 2012

Katie's gourmet pizza...

One thing I can say about all my friends in the South...they know how to cook! Everyone has their own specialty. Jonathan makes awesome boiled shrimp, meat snacks, and italian dishes. Tori makes a great bruschetta. Susan is best known for her dips. Heather makes some pretty good desserts and has been perfecting a chicken pie. Adam is our cajon cook (even though he is from Wisconsin). Landon LOVES all things food so he can whip up just about anything (for real...). And Katie's specialty is homemade, gourmet pizza.

Bake in preheated oven at 425 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

Jay's Signature Pizza Crust (for directions)
2 1/4 t. active dry yeast
1/2 t. brown sugar
1 1/2 c. warm water (100 degrees F)
1 t. salt
2 T. olive oil
3 1/3 c. all purpose flour

Sauce: (heat on stove, season to taste)
1 small can tomato paste
1 small can tomato sauce
minced garlic
italian seasoning

fresh mozzarella cheese
fresh basil
fresh sliced tomatoes

Slice fresh mozzarella cheese in thin slices.

Slice fresh tomatoes.

Wash basil leaves, clip off stems, and pat dry with a paper towel.

The secret ingredients in the sauce!

 Make the yeast according to the directions on the yeast packet and Tony's Pizza Crust recipe.

Stir in flour.

Spread dough in (greased) pan. We used a pan with sides to eliminate a mess in the oven!

Spread on sauce.

Rinse basil and clip the stems off. Pat dry with a paper towel. Place fresh basil on the top of the sauce.

Place sliced tomato on top of the basil leaves.

Finish off the pizza by placing thin sliced mozzarella cheese on top.

Bake in preheated oven at 425 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

And wallah! You have a tasty, gourmet, made-from-scratch pizza!

No comments: