Recipe by mersaydees
Based on a recipe from Lora Brody's cookbook, Pizza, Focaccia, Flat, and Filled Breads From Your Bread Machine -- Perfect EveryTime. In her introduction she says, "Did you see the movie? If not, rent it to eat with this version of the pizza it inspired. There's nothing like sharing a great pizza meal with Julia Roberts."!
Top Review by gailanng
I so had it in mind today to make pizza. I needed yeast, so holding my breath in anticipation I ran to the grocery. Now, I didn't really run and I really didn't hold my breath, but that just makes for so much more drama. So, fast forward to the finished pizza...Martha Stewart cheered and the whole country was jealous. Made for A-NZ #45 and used sea salt and fresh black pepper sprinkled on the crust very much to our enjoyment.
- 2 teaspoons yeast
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3⁄4 cup plus 3 tablespoons water
TO FINISH THE PIZZA
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1 1⁄2 cups tomato sauce (or more if you're an extra-sauce fan) or 1 1⁄2 cups pizza sauce (or more if you're an extra-sauce fan)
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
Directions See How It's Made
- Place dough ingredients in the machine in the order recommended by its manufacturer.
- Program for Dough, Basic Dough, or Manual, and press Start.
- TO FINISH THE PIZZA:.
- When dough cycle completes, transfer the dough to a floured work surface and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Lightly dust a heavy baking sheet with cornmeal and set it aside.
- Roll out the dough to an 11-inch circle.
- Transfer the dough onto the baking sheet.
- Brush the olive oil over the surface of the dough and then shake on salt and pepper.
- Leaving a 1-inch border, spread the sauce over the surface of the dough and top the sauce with the mozzarella.
- Bake the pizza for 20 minutes until the crust is a nice golden brown.