Sandy’s Special

Growing up in a small town in the Middle East there were no Pizza places so the only good place to have pizza was home (If you were lucky to have a good cook living with you!).  Until this day even after tasting New York Pizza, my mom’s is still the best to me.

Ingredients for Pizza Dough:

Two Cups of Flour

Two tablespoons of Vegetable Oil

Pinch of Salt

One Tablespoon of Yeast

One Cup of Warm Water

How to make the Dough:

Put the flour in the bowl.

Add the vegetable oil and salt to the flour.

Mix the yeast in the cup of warm water. Do this until the yeast dissolves.

Add the water and yeast mix into the bowl.

Using your hand, mix all the ingredients in the bowl together.

Start kneading the dough until it turns into one piece of sticky dough.

Warm the dough by covering the bowl towels and/or blanket. The dough must get to 85F. Keep it covered for 30 minutes.

Or if you are in a hurry, heat the oven and place the dough in it after turning it off for 10 minutes.  It is now ready to use.

Ingredients for Pizza Sauce:

Two Tomatoes

One Piece of Diced Garlic

Half-Diced Onion

Pepper & Salt

One Teaspoon Ground Thyme

Vegetable Oil

How to Prepare:

Boil the tomatoes for 5 to 7 minutes. Peel the skin and then crush into a sauce.

Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil to a medium-sized saucepan and put on burner at medium flame.

Add the onion and garlic and cook until golden yellow.

Add the crushed tomato to the pan and add a dash of salt & pepper to the mixture.

Cook until the sauce is thick.

Turn off the flame and add the ground thyme and mix.

Ingredients for Pizza:

Shredded Mozzarella

Sliced Mushroom

Shredded Mortadella (Bologna)

Cut Olives

How to Prepare the Pizza:

Spread the dough on the sheet.

Spread the tomato sauce on the dough.

Add the mushroom, olives and the mortadella on the top of the sauce.

Sprinkle the Mozzarella on the top of the pizza.

Pre-heat oven to 425F/250C.

Bake the pizza for 7 to 10 minutes.

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