Homemade Pizza Dough and Sauce

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • For the Pizza Dough
  • 1
    cup bread flour (140 grams)
  • 1
    cup of organic white whole wheat flour (140 grams)
  • 5
    tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese (3 will be used to sprinkle on the dough before adding all toppings)
  • 12
    teaspoon of mrs. dash Italian herb seasoning
  • 2 14
    teaspoons (1 package of dry active yeast)
  • 34
    cup warm water (100-105 degrees)
  • 1
    teaspoon sugar
  • cornmeal (to sprinke on the pizza pan)
  • cooking spray
  • For the Pizza Sauce
  • 1
    cup water
  • 6
    ounces tomato paste
  • 3
    cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1
    teaspoon Smucker's No Sugar Added Orange Spread, mrs. dash italian medley seasoning blend (add more if needed)
  • cooking spray
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water. Stir and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • In a seperate bowl,weigh the flours to equal a combined total of 280 grams (OR) lightly spoon flour into measuring cups and place in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of cheese and Mrs. Dash to the flour mixture.
  • Add the flour mixture to the yeast mixture.
  • Stir until a soft dough form and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 6 minutes. If needed, add additional flour, 1 tbsp @ a time to prevent dough from sticking to your hands.
  • Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray.
  • Turn the dough to coat with spray.
  • Cover the bowl with a towel. Let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from draft, for 30 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
  • Remove dough from bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to a day, unless using immediatedly.
  • When ready to make the pizza, preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  • Place a rack lowest part of the oven.
  • Remove the dough from plastic wrap.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough out into a 12 inch.
  • circle. (Don't worry about making a perfect circle).
  • Lightly sprinkle a round pan with corn meal.
  • Roll the dough onto the prepared pan and crimp the edges.
  • Lightly spray the surface of the crust with cooking spray, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from refrigerator, remove the plastic wrap.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese on the crust, spread the sauce on the pizza and add the cheese.
  • Place pizza in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese begins to bubble and crust is toasted, but not burned.
  • For the Sauce:.
  • Cook the garlic in a small pot coated with cooking spray. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the water, tomato paste and seasoning. Stir with a whisk and simmer for 20 minutes.
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