Pizzeria Uno’s Pizza
2 packages quick rise dry yeast
2 cups tepid water (90 degrees F)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup cornmeal
5 1/2 cups flour
In the bowl of an electric mixer, dissolve the yeast in the water. Add the
oils, cornmeal and 3 cups of the flour. Beat for l0 minutes with the mixer.
Add the dough hook and mix in the additional 2 l/2 cups flour. Knead for
several minutes with the machine. It is hard to do this by hand since the
dough is very rich and moist. Pour the dough out on a plastic countertop and
cover with a very large metal bowl. Allow to rise until double in bulk.
Punch down and allow to rise again. Punch down a second time and you are
ready to make pizza. Oil round cake pans. Put a bit of dough in each and
push it out to the edges, using your fingers. Put in enough dough so that
you can run the crust right up the side of the pan. Make it about l/8 inch
thick throughout the pan.
Filling for a 9- or 10-inch pan 1/3 pound sliced mozzarella cheese 2 cups
canned plum tomatoes, drained and squished 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon
oregano 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed Salt, to taste 3 tablespoons
grated Parmesan cheese for topping 3 tablespoons olive oil
Place the cheese in tile-like layers on the bottom of the pie. Next, put in
the tomatoes and the basil, oregano, garlic, and salt, reserving the
Parmesan cheese for the top. Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the
pizza, and they are ready to bake.
Additional variations Before you put on the Parmesan cheese and olive oil
drizzle you might like to add any or all of the following:
Italian Sausage - hot or mild Yellow onions, peeled and diced Pepperoni,
sliced thin Mushrooms, sliced Green sweet bell peppers, cored and sliced
Put any or all of these on your pizza and then top with the Parmesan and the
Bake the pizzas in a 475 degree F oven until the top is golden and gooey and
the crust a light golden brown. This should take about 35 or 40 minutes.