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Cheese Pizza

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Ingredients
For pizza dough
  Warm water 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (105° To 115°F)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour/3 1/2 cups bread flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
For pizza sauce
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic clove 1 Large, finely chopped
  Tomatoes in thick puree 28 Ounce, chopped
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cornmeal 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (For Sprinkling)
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Mozzarella cheese 8 Ounce, shredded (About 2 Cup)
Directions

1. Prepare pizza dough: In large bowl, combine 1/4 cup warm water, yeast, and sugar; stir to dissolve. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. With wooden spoon, stir in remaining 1 cup warm water, oil, salt, and 1 1/2 cups flour until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups all-purpose flour or 1 1/2 cups bread flour, stirring until dough comes away from side of bowl.
2. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes, working in enough of remaining 1/2 cup flour just to keep dough from sticking. Shape dough into ball; place in greased large bowl, turning dough to grease top. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place (80° to 85°F) until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
3. Meanwhile, prepare pizza sauce: In 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, until golden, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes with puree and salt; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Makes about 3 cups.
4. Punch down dough. Turn onto lightly floured surface and cut in half. Cover and let rest 15 minutes. Or, if not using right away, place dough in large greased bowl, cover loosely with greased plastic wrap, and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450°F Sprinkle two large cookie sheets with cornmeal. Shape each dough half into ball. On one prepared cookie sheet, with floured rolling pin, roll 1 ball of dough into 14" by 10" rectangle. Fold edges in to make 1-inch rim. Repeat with remaining dough ball.
6. Sprinkle dough with Parmesan. Spread pizza sauce over Parmesan and top with mozzarella. Let pizzas rest 20 minutes. Bake pizzas until crust is golden, 15 to 20 minutes, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower oven racks halfway through baking.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pizza
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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