Thursday, February 22

Sicilian Pizza

I love pizza!  One of my favorite types of pizza is the thick crust Sicilian Style pizza.  With a crust to topping ratio over 5:1, this pizza is like one giant bread stick.  I have been looking for a good crust recipe for a while.  I finally found one that my family loves. Actually Dana said it was the best pizza that I have ever made.  Now that is a good endorsement.

Sicilian Pizza

Sicilian Pizza

In the bowl of your mixer combine the water and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes until it starts to foam.

Allow the mixture to foam

Add 3 cups of flour, salt and 1 tbs of olive oil. Mix slowly with a dough hook until a ball starts to form.

Allow the dough to come together

With the dough hook kneading the dough, Slowly add flour 1 tbs at a time until a smooth ball forms. Roughly 1/2 cup more. Once a smooth ball forms continue to knead for 5 minutes.

Nice dough ball

Place the dough ball in a oiled ball and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled.

Stretch onto a sheet pan

Oil a 13×18 half sheet pan and roll the dough ball onto it. Stretch the dough until it almost reaches the edges. Don’t worry if it does not reach the edges. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise for 1-2 hours or until the dough rises above the edge of the pan.

Allow the dough to rise

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once the dough has done its second rise, Press the dough out to the edges.

Coat with sauce

Cover with the sauce. Don’t go light on the sauce as the dough is pretty thick.

Cover with your favorite toppings

Then cover with cheese and your favorite toppings.

Nice and browned

Place into the preheated oven and cook 15-20 minutes or until the edges and cheese brown.

Slice and eat

Remove, cut into slices and eat.

Sicilian Pizza

Absolutely delicious!

Sicilian Pizza
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Recipe type: Pizza
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
 
The most delicious thick crust Sicilian Pizza around.
Ingredients
Pizza
  • 1 dough, recipe below
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 8 oz cheese
  • favorite toppings
Dough
  • 1½ c. warm water
  • 1½ tbsp. dry yeast
  • 4 c. bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your mixer combine the water and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes until it starts to foam.
  2. Add 3 cups of flour, salt and 1 tbs of olive oil. Mix slowly with a dough hook until a ball starts to form.
  3. With the dough hook kneading the dough, Slowly add flour 1 tbs at a time until a smooth ball forms. Roughly ½ cup more. Once a smooth ball forms continue to knead for 5 minutes.
  4. Place the dough ball in a oiled ball and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled.
  5. Oil a 13x18 half sheet pan and roll the dough ball onto it. Stretch the dough until it almost reaches the edges. Don't worry if it does not reach the edges. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise for 1-2 hours or until the dough rises above the edge of the pan.
  6. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Once the dough has done its second rise, Press the dough out to the edges.
  8. Cover with the sauce. Don't go light on the sauce as the dough is pretty thick.
  9. Then cover with cheese and your favorite toppings.
  10. Place into the preheated oven and cook 15-20 minutes or until the edges and cheese brown.
  11. Remove and eat.
Adapted from http://pizza.about.com/od/TraditionalPizza/r/Sicilian-Style-Square-Pizza-Recipe.htm

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