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Pizza

Pizza Crust

Pizza

1 cup of tomato sauce
2 cups of grated cheese, mostly mozzarella, but can be mixed with swiss or Romano
1 crust (see below)

toppings, any of the following.
sliced pepperoni
sautéed mushrooms or peppers or onions
black olives

Preheat oven to 425º. spoon the sauce on the crust, and spread it evenly. If the sauce is not spicy, you can add spice at this point. Add the grated cheese, then the toppings.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, or till done.

    

Pizza Crust

4 cups flour
1 package yeast in 1½ cups of warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

Dissolve the fresh compressed yeast in 85º water, without stirring, for 8-10 minutes. If the yeast is the active dry form, use water between 105º and 115º for 3-5 minutes.

Mix the ingredients and knead for 10 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise for about 2 hours, in a draft free location at a temperature of 75º to 85º.

Preheat the oven to 425º. Punch down the dough and form into two crusts. Finish as above, or bake the plain crust for 10 minutes and store for later use.