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Cocktail Pizza

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Ingredients
  Yeast 1 Tablespoon (1 Package)
  Lukewarm water 7⁄8 Cup (14 tbs)
  Salad oil 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 2⁄3 Cup (42.67 tbs), sifted
  Tomatoes 2 Pound
  Italian sausage 1⁄4 Pound
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Dried basil 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Black pepper To Taste
  Mozzarella cheese 3⁄4 Pound, sliced
  Flat anchovies 4 Ounce, drained
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 500° F.

MAKING
2) Sprinkle the yeast in the lukewarm water to soften.
3) Combine the 1/4 teaspoon salt, oil and the flour, mix well to make a soft dough.
4) On a floured surface, place the dough and knead until elastic and smooth
5) Oil the dough, place in a greased bowl, cover allow to rise in a warm place for about 1 1/2 hours until it doubles in bulk.
6) Meanwhile, core, peel and cut the tomatoes into wedges.
7) Mix with rest of the salt and simmer covered for 10 minutes until very soft, drain well and keep aside.
8) Heat the water and sausage for 5 minutes, drain and cook further until lightly browned, then slice the sausage and keep aside.
9) Apply oil to a 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan.
10) On a floured surface, shape the dough into a ball and roll into a long strip about the size of the pan.
11) Place the dough in the pan, evenly spread over the tomatoes and sprinkle with the oil, basil, pepper and oregano.
12) On the 1/3 dough, arrange the sausage and place the cheese over the 2/3, then place the anchovies on 1/2 the cheese-covered dough.
13) Place the pizza on the lower shelf of the preheated oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes until brown.

SERVING
14) Slice and serve in a nice plate.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pizza
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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