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Haven't tried this yet but wanted to put it here for safe keeping. The recipe calls for white American cheese...they suggest getting it at the deli counter.
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- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 cups American cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 3 drops liquid smoke
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup water, plus 2 Tablespoons
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1Whisk together tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil and 1T sugar and oregano in a small bowl; set aside.
- 2Toss cheeses with liquid smoke in a medium bowl; set aside.
- 3Combine flour, cornstarch, 2 tsp sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Combine water and olive oil in measuring cup. Stir water mixture into flour mixture until dough starts to come together. Turn dough onto slightly floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times, until cohesive.
- 4Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position, place pizza stone (or inverted baking sheet) on rack and heat oven to 475 degrees.
- 5Divide dough into 2 equal pieces. Working with 1 piece of dough at a time, press into small circle and transfer to parchment paper dusted lightly with flour. Using rolling pin, roll and stretch dough to form 12" circle, rotating parchment as needed. Lift parchement and pizza off work surface onto inverted baking sheet (not one in the oven).
- 6Top each piece of dough with half of the sauce and half of cheese. Carefully pull parchment off of baking sheet onto hot oven stone. Bake until underside is golden brown and cheese is completely melted, 9-12 minutes. Remove pizza and parchment from oven. Transfer pizza to cooling rack and let cool a few minutes. Assemble and bake second pizza. Cut into 2" squares. Serve.
- 7Note - dough can be made in advance. Once mixed tightly wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate up to 2 days.
- 8Variation - If you would like to add pepperoni arrange them on a paper towel lined plate, cover with paper towl and microwave 2 minutes. Let cool. Add to pizza either before or after cheese.
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Nutritional Facts for Cooks Country St. Louis-Style Pizza
Serving Size: 1 (48 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 100.3
- Calories from Fat 26
- Total Fat 2.9 g
- Saturated Fat 0.9 g
- Cholesterol 3.1 mg
- Sodium 286.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 15.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
- Sugars 2.3 g
- Protein 2.8 g
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