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Grandmother Pizza

The days are flying by quickly and soon Christmas will be here. This recipe is not "Christmasy" but might be something new for you to try after Christmas when you are ready for a change from your Christmas ham or turkey. If you look in the cloud list on the right side of my blog you will see that there are already quite a few recipes for pizza. When I first heard of this recipe I was intrigued because it sounded different from other pizza recipes. It contains very simple ingredients but makes a delicious pizza. It is a very easy dough to work with so it would be a good recipe for people who are intimidated by yeast dough.


Grandmother Pizza

3 Tbsps. olive oil, divided
3/4 cup warm water
1 1 /2 cups bread flour
1 Tbsp. yeast
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt

1 16 oz. can tomatoes, drained
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan

To make dough:
Coat a large rimmed cookie sheet with 2 Tbsps. of the olive oil then set aside. In mixing bowl combine flour, yeast, sugar, salt, 1 Tbsp. oil, and water. Knead about 5 minutes. Stretch the dough to a 10" x 6" rectangle on the prepared cookie sheet. (Do not try to stretch to fit the cookie sheet at this stage.) Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 1 to 1 1/2 hours. After this rise stretch to fit the pan and then let rise an additional 45 mins.
Heat oven to 450-500 degrees.

Combine drained tomatoes, oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt. Combine cheeses and then sprinkle them onto the crust. Dot with the tomato mixture. Bake about 15 minutes or until cheese is starting to brown.

Here are some pictures of the two stages of the dough rising:

First rising:


Second rising:


Here are a couple of pictures of some Christmas elves who were here this week:




We are looking forward to celebrating Christmas next week with special services at church and times with friends and family. I pray that you and your families will have a blessed Christmas and look forward to posting again in the new year.


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1 Comment on “Grandmother Pizza”

  1. #1 Deb
    on Dec 23rd, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Looks like a great recipe to try!! We usually have homemade pizza on Christmas Day supper meal, but this year we’re switching and having BBQ sandwiches. I’ll have to remember this recipe for next time.

    Looks like you have some special little guests around your house! So adorable! Merry Christmas to you and Rob!

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