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Sicilian Pizza Recipe

Sicilian Pizza

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"Add your favorite toppings to suit your family's taste. Note: For thinner crust, divide dough in half; press onto 2 (12-inch) round pizza pans. Proceed with recipe as directed. Traditionally, this recipe is made in a rectangular shape."

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  1. COMBINE 2 cups flour, yeast, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in a large mixing bowl; stir in 1 1/2 cups warm water and vegetable oil.
  2. BEAT at low speed with an electric mixer for 1 to 2 minutes; beat at high speed 3 minutes. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make dough stiff.
  3. TURN dough out onto a well-floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes). Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top.
  4. COVER and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  5. PUNCH dough down, and press onto a lightly greased 12-inch round pizza pan or into a 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.
  6. COVER and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  7. SAUTE onion and garlic in hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until tender. Add remaining 1 teaspoon salt, tomatoes, and next 6 ingredients.
  8. BRING to a boil; cook, covered, over medium heat 10 minutes. Spoon sauce over dough.
  9. BAKE at 475 degrees for 20 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with desired toppings; bake 10 to 15 more minutes. Garnish, if desired.
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  • Reprinted with permission of Southern Living® magazine. All rights reserved.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 14, 2005

very tasty big hit with the kids.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 26, 2004

The dough had a good flavor, but was REALLY dense. Maybe it is something I did though (not allowing enough time to rise). I think I may try it again.


42 Ratings

Dec 29, 2003

This is the most wonderful pizza crust I've ever made (and I've tried quite a few)! It's crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside! It's a weekly favorite with my pizza loving family.

Jan 25, 2004

This is one of the best pizzas I have ever made. It came out crispy and chewy. The sauce has a nice flavor, and the instructions are very easy to follow. For someone just learning to make pizza this is a great recipe.

Jun 11, 2004

Excellent. The crust was great, although I definitely recommend making two pizzas with it. It was really easy to work with and tasted great. The sauce was similarly great. I think the key is that initial baking before putting on the cheese, it keeps it from getting soggy like other homemade pizzas. However, I prefer to cook it for just 10 minutes initially and then 13 minutes after it's topped. That way it doesn't burn and the cheese gets bubbly.

May 11, 2005

Though it takes time, this recipe is ABSOLUTELLY worth it! Enjoy!

Dec 29, 2003

Yummy! This recipe was a big hit at our house tonight. The dough was perfection to work with and baked very nicely. The sauce was wonderful - my husband is very picky about pizza sauce and he loved it. Definitely a keeper!

Sep 14, 2003

This is by far the best pizza base I have ever made.I did find that it was quite thick though, one large piece was quite filling.It was a lot like a delicious focaccia because of its thickness, but it was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. It is good to freeze and eat later and the sauce was better than any shop bought one. I encourage everyone to try it!


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