Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tony's PIzza Crust and Sauce

We ate at The Pie in Salt Lake not too long ago and fell in love with the pizza there. Suddenly the pizza recipe we had wasn't nearly good enough, so we decided we needed a new recipe for pizza, and we started hunting for the best (and authentic) pizza recipes. We found out that a good crust makes all the difference. Here's the one we liked the best: Tony's

1 pkg. yeast
1 Cup warm water
1 Cup ice-cold water
1 Tb. sugar
1 Tb. salt
2 Tb. olive oil
5 1/2 Cups flour

In small bowl, mix yeast in warm water and let sit for 5 min. In separate mixing bowl, mix cold water, sugar, salt and oil. Add the water/yeast mix and add flour and knead 10-12 min. Turn onto dusted surface and let rest 1/2 hour. Roll out to desired size, tossing if desired. 
Add sauce and toppings and cook at 500˚ for 10-12 min. Makes two large pizzas. 

The sauce is really good too! Here's Tony's sauce:

4 cans tomato paste
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 Tb. olive oil
2 Tb. sugar
2 Tb kosher salt (or 1 Tb table salt)
1 Tb. dried oregano
1 Tb. dried basil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Whisk the paste, water, and oil in bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Use immediately or store in fridge 5 days, freeze up to 2 mths. 

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