pizza hut pizza
- 2 1 ounces dough – enough for 2 medium, or 1 large)
- 1 1/3 1 1/3 to 115 warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)
- 1 1 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
- 3 3 3 cups bread flour
- 1 1/4 1 1/4 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 6-ounce 1 6-ounce 6-ounce can tomato paste
- 1 1/3 1 1/3 1/3 cups water
- 1/2 1/2 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
- 1/2 1/2 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1/4 1/4 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 1/4 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 1/4 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- 1/4 1/4 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 1/8 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/8 1/8 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/8 1/8 1/8 teaspoon citric acid
- 1 to 2 1 to 2 2 tablespoons soybean or safflower oil
- 3 1/2 3 1/2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Pam or Crisco butter-flavored non-stick spray
Adapted from harrytv.com
Your choice of toppings: Pepperoni, ham, crumbled Italian sausage, bacon pieces, diced cooked chicken, mushrooms, green peppers, sliced onion, black olives, diced tomatoes, jalapenos, pineapple, or roasted red peppers.
1. Make the dough by dissolving the sugar and yeast in the warm water. Allow the solution to sit for about 5 minutes or until it gets foamy on top.
2. Combine flour with salt in a large bowl. It’s best to use a stand mixer with a paddle for this, then switch out the paddle for a dough hook.
3. Pour the foamy yeast solution into the flour and combine on low speed until dough is formed. Turn up the speed a little and knead the dough for 10 minutes. If you don’t have a stand mixer, knead by hand for 10 minutes or until the dough is very smooth and elastic. Cover the in the mixing bowl and let the dough rest for 2 hours.
4. Roll out the proper portion of dough to fit in the deep dish pan or cake pan you are using: If you are making a 9-inch pizza (small) divide dough into three equal portions; for a 12-inch pizza (medium) divide dough in half; and for a 15-inch pizza (large) use all the dough. Roll out the portion of dough so that it is slightly bigger than the pan you are using. Rub oil around the bottom of the pan: Use 1 tablespoon oil in a 9-inch pan, 1½ tablespoons in a 12-inch pan, and 2 tablespoons in a 15-inch pan. Drop dough into the bottom of the pan and spread it smooth to the edge of the pan, and then use your fingers to form a raised lip around the edge. Cover pan with foil and place in a warm spot for 1 hour. If you have two ovens, place the covered dough into one of the ovens with a pan of boiling water, then close the door. If you have only one oven you can set the pan near that oven, since you will now preheat the oven and it will give off some heat. Place a pizza stone in the oven and set it to 500 degrees F.
5. Make the sauce by combining all ingredients in a small saucepan and place it over medium heat. When mixture begins to boil reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Cover sauce, and let it cool while the dough rises.
6. When dough has doubled in size, spoon approximately ¼ cup of sauce on a 9-inch pizza, 1/3 cup sauce on a 12-inch pizza, or ½ cup sauce on a 15-inch pizza. Spray the edge of the crust with butter-flavored non-stick spray, then top the pizza with enough shredded mozzarella cheese to cover the sauce. Add your choice of toppings and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until crust and cheese begins to brown. Remove pizza, allow it to cool for a few minutes, then remove it, slice and serve. Repeat process with remaining ingredients if you made the small- or medium-size pizzas.
Makes three 9-inch pizzas (small), two 12-inch pizzas (medium), or one 15-inch pizza (large).