My Mom’s Pizza!

January 18th, 2009

My mom’s pizza is the best ever! When I was home for Christmas, I asked her to make it. Delicious! My mom wrote up the recipe for me…so, here you go! Enjoy!

PIZZA (by Ginny’s Mom)

1 pk yeast
1 cup very warm water
½ tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp sugar
2 & ½ to 3 cups bread flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in salt, sugar, and olive oil. Stir in 2 cups of flour and knead in the rest. ( I just knead it directly in the bowl). Cover dough and allow to rise in a warm place until double. Punch dough down and divide into 2 portions. Roll out on a floured surface. ( I use wax paper that I put flour on and flour the rolling pin.)

If you have a baking stone then put it on the lowest rack of the oven and preheat to 500. Otherwise, use a pizza pan and the oven temperature should be 450. Pizza in a pan should also be baked on the lowest rack. This helps the crust get crispy on the bottom. Pizza bakes in 8-10 minutes.

I use Don Pepino canned pizza sauce but add chopped fresh rosemary to it. I roll the dough and then transfer it directly to the stone. Put a few spoonfuls of olive oil on the dough and spread it around. Then add the sauce and top with grated mozzarella and a sprinkle of grated romano or parmesan.
For “white” pizza. I crush a few garlic cloves in about 3 tablespoonfuls of olive oil. Then spread that on the dough and top with a mixture of mozzarella, crumbled feta , and romano or paremsan cheeses.

6 Responses to “My Mom’s Pizza!”

  1. Manggy on January 18, 2009 10:27 am

    That looks lovely! Add a bit of meat for this guy, please, heh heh :)

  2. lo on January 19, 2009 10:35 am

    Pizza always seems to hit the spot, doesn’t it? This one looks particularly lovely – and I love that you added a bit of fresh rosemary to the mix. Fabulous!

  3. LyB on January 21, 2009 6:58 am

    Pizza is one of my favorite foods, I could eat it three times a day! Your version sounds great. :)

  4. admin on January 21, 2009 11:08 am

    Manggy- I think for you, my mother would be more than happy to put meat on it! :)

    lo- it does! the rosemary is what makes the pizza! so good!

    lyb- me too! I’m addicted. thanks!

  5. Judy on January 30, 2009 2:02 pm

    This is almost identical to the pizza recipe that I posted on my blog. I experimented and found that curing the dough in the fridge overnight really enhances the flavor of the crust. Also, since my hubby is from Trenton (birthplace of tomato pie and home of DeLorenzo’s), I roll the crust super thin and put the filling out to the edge.

  6. I should be sleeping… at Just Get Floury on May 1, 2010 11:02 pm

    [...] 1 apple, chopped 1/4 onion, chopped 2 slices bacon, crumbed (or more if you want) 1/2 cup mozzarella (I used a 4 Italian cheese mix) 1 teaspoon rosemary salt and pepper to taste 1/2 Mom’s Pizza Dough [...]

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