“Number one in comfort foods, pizza stands alone as the king of the hill; this recipe will certainly make you feel like a kid again.”
Prep time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 large pizza mold
½ lb. Mozzarella cheese grated
¼ lb. Cheddar cheese grated
¼ lb. freshly grated Parmesan cheese (these three cheeses can be mixed ahead of time)
1 white onion sliced in half moons
1 green bell pepper thinly sliced
10 green pitted olives in slices
Your option of meats like: Pepperoni, smoked ham, smoked salmon, sausage etc. About ¾ lbs. worth.
One 1 ½ lb. Quick pizza dough by Chef Ed
1 cup flour (set aside, you will only use this to flour your dough and dough area when needed)
Preheat oven to 375F
Place your dough on a floured board and gently knead outwards (if you need to add more flour do so it cannot be sticky in any way).
With a rolling pin roll gently roll the dough outwards to cover the area of a large pizza mold sprinkling flour often if it seems sticky.
Measure by placing the pizza mold over the rolled out dough and make adjustments if necessary.
Fold the dough over once, lightly flour your pizza pan and place underneath the folded dough and gently pull it to cover the pizza mold.
With a ladle add the pizza sauce making sure to cover the entire surface except for a 1 inch rim area around the entire pizza.
Now add your toppings starting with the mixed cheeses, enough to comfortably cover the entire sauce covered surface.
Add your meats (if any, this pizza goes great vegetarian style as well) to cover all areas of the surface.
Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and place in the hot oven (make sure that oven is nice and hot) for 15-20 minutes.
After 15-20 minutes check to see if the dough rim area is lightly brown and if the cheese is lightly brown and beginning to bubble.
Remove when ready, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and set aside for 10 minutes, then cut the pizza with a pizza cutter into slices and serve.
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