Add ingredients in order into a bread machine pan:
- 1 cup water
- 15 oz flour
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp yeast
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 16 oz tomato sauce
- 1 T water
- 1 T sugar
- oregano, to taste (we use 3/4 T to 1 T)
- garlic, to taste (we use about 2 or 3 cloves worth)
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan (use a whisk for smooth sauce with nary a lump of tomato paste). Simmer sauce for 3 - 5 minutes; DO NOT BOIL as it will make the sauce very acidic!
This recipe makes enough for 4 generously-sauced 9x13 pizzas.
We generally use pepperoni, pineapple, and black olives. We also like bacon and black olives. Yes, we really like black olives. If you're with us, yay! If not, let it go and be happy that we're eating your share of black olives in the world. We bake our pizzas at about 400* (My Dearest, is it 400* or 425*? 450*?) for about 25 minutes to 1/2 hour. Go forth and create your own pizza masterpiece!
We have also found that the glass 9x13 pan gives the crust a nice crispness, without making it too crispy. For more fabulous pizza recipes, look through this book. It's the one that started us on our journey towards finding our pizza.