mom's homemade pizza

my mom's homemade pizza is the best pizza i've ever eaten, with chicago style pizza being a close second. i could maybe already do eat pizza at least once a week. it's kind of a problem.

directions:
> preheat oven to 250 degrees & turn off when temperature is reached (you want a warm place for the dough to rise)
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> in small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, add sugar, stir. let sit until dissolved. (see photo two)
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 > in metal bowl, add flour and yeast mixture. stir. add garlic and olive oil. stir until mixed. (see photo three)
> cover bowl with towel & place in warm oven (make sure oven is OFF)
> leave to rise about 30-40 minutes (see photo four)
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> generously grease pan with crisco (see photo five)
> cover rolling pin in flour and roll out risen dough, not quite to the edges of the pan (see photo six)
> sprinkle with salt
> cover with towel & set on stove to rise until oven is ready
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> bake dough @ 425 for 10 min, remove from pan (this is why you want to generously grease the pan) & bake 4-5 more minutes
> remove baked dough from oven, add sauce, cheese & toppings (see photos seven and eight)
> place pizza back in oven (on higher rack) and bake until cheese is browned (approximately 10-15 minutes)

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enjoy!

32 comments

  1. oh my goodness that looks so good! i made some homemade pizza a few weeks ago and it was so delicious and yummy. i can't wait to try this version!

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  2. yum!! i love homemade dough and pizza - so good!!

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  3. Yum o. I've made P-dub's pizza dough before, but I may need to try this one out now :)

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  4. Do you have the whole set of cannisters? I LOVE that flour cannister! It would go great in my kitchen - do you know where you got them?

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  5. Um yum. I want pizza for breakfast now! Will be trying this soon :)

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  6. My husband makes pizza for us all the time! YUM!

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  7. Does it matter if you use A/P flour or S/R flour?

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  8. Yum!!! Can't wait to try this! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  9. Yummm! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Sounds & looks delicious! When you put it back in the oven for the cheese to melt, did you put it directly on the oven rack?

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  11. This looks absolutely yummy!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  12. I am with you! I love both the green and purple-y (kalmanta) olives on my pizza!

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  13. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing...mom's recipes are always the best :)

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  14. This looks so good. I've always been afraid of baking dough & you've just given me reason to start experimenting. Thanks Deb/Lauren!

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  15. Oooooh, I hear ya on the green olives! Everyone thinks I'm nuts, but it's the only way to go :) The recipe looks delish...will have to try it :)

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  16. Looks amazingly delish!!

    I have never been to Chicago so I do not have much to compare it to. I was wondering, do you think you can make a calzone out of this dough?

    inspiredbyabove.com

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  17. I second the green olives! My mom has a pizza dough recipe that is pretty similar and it has always been my favorite. I don't know what it is about mom's but food tastes so much better when it is made by them! I can't wait to give your mom's recipe a try :)

    daybydaydarling.blogspot.com

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  18. Thanks for sharing, I love reading your blog and your sisters! :)

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  19. I want to eat that now!! It looks soo delicious :)

    <3 Jamie

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  20. Dude. That looks SO GOOD. I'm glad you posted the recipe, because as soon as I saw the picture last week, I needed it!

    I don't like to use Crisco, but I'm sure olive oil will be a fine substitute. Can't wait to try this!

    ofthepacific.com

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  21. This looks soooo yummy! In my kitchen, I don't have packets of active dry yeast, could you describe an approximate amount you used? A couple tablespoons? Thanks!

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    1. Caitlin, the jar says that 2 1/4 tsp = 1 active packet.

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  22. Hey! I loved this post, I thought I would try it on my blog.
    It was delish!
    Thanks for the great idea, hope you can check it out!
    Erin

    www.cali-landchic.com

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  23. Use "00" white flour for an even better, chewier crust. Thanks for the post!!

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