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Home Made Pizza Recipe By Gene Munson Barry

Updated on February 24, 2014

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Home Made Pizza By Gene Munson Barry

I find that most store bought Pizza sauces usually have Garlic, I prefer to make my own sauce and style of tomato to construuct my Pizzas. Most times when I make a Home Made Pizza I usually start by making my own dough.

My finnished Pizza.
My finnished Pizza. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour 35 min
Yields: 12 square pieces 3 inch by 3 inch

Make the dough, prep toppings

Ingredients for dough
Ingredients for dough | Source
toppings, pepper, tomato, ground beef, sage saucage, pepperoni, mozzeralla
toppings, pepper, tomato, ground beef, sage saucage, pepperoni, mozzeralla | Source

Dough / Topping Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Flour, Bread
  • 1 Cup Water, Luke warm
  • 2 Tsp Sugar, Granulated
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Dry Milk, Powdered
  • Butter Salted, Real
  • 1 1/4 Tsp Salt, Iodized
  • 1/2 Pound Ground Beef, Cooked
  • 5 Slices Bacon, Diced / Cooked
  • 1 Tomato, Sliced Thinly
  • 1 Pepper, Red or Yellow
  • 1/2 Pound Sage Saussage, Cooked
  • 24 Slices Pepperoni, Pre Sliced
  • 1 Package Mozzarella, 1 pound
  • 1/2 can Black Olives, sliced thin
  • 12-15 Sage, Leaves only Fresh Chopped

Make Dough First

  1. I begin by making my dough first as it will need to be placed in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes. This recipe is one that came to me through my wife as the bread machine was supplied to us from her mother. I find that with the addition of the powdered milk make the dough taste more like a professional made pizza. I usually place in my oven. I have a bread maker so begin by placing your luke warm water in it's bread pan. Add The Bread Flour, Dry milk, Sugar, Salt, Butter, and I use Fast Rise Yeast.
Add ingredients to your mixer.
Add ingredients to your mixer. | Source
Allowing dough to rise in a warm place.
Allowing dough to rise in a warm place. | Source

Allow to rise

After you have allowed the dough to mix thoroughly you will need to allow it to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. I usually place it in my oven which is warm because it is gas, and the pilot light is always burning to create heat. With the new modern models you might need to warm your oven as you are mixing the dough ingredients. Then when you place the dough in the warm oven turn the oven off so as to not begin baking the dough.

Prepare your toppings

While you are allowing your dough to rise, I prepare my toppings.

  • 1/2 Pound Ground Beef, Cooked
  • 5 Slices Bacon, Diced / Cooked
  • 1 Tomato, Sliced Thinly
  • 1 Pepper, Red or Yellow
  • 1/2 Pound Sage Saussage, Cooked
  • 24 Slices Pepperoni, Pre Sliced
  • 1 Package Mozzarella, 1 pound
  • 1/2 can Black Olives, sliced thin
  • 12-15 Sage, Leaves only, Fresh Chopped

some of my ingredients, I usually also have Black Oliver to add.
some of my ingredients, I usually also have Black Oliver to add. | Source
While I Prepare the toppings I'm also searing the meat.
While I Prepare the toppings I'm also searing the meat. | Source

While preparing the toppings

While I'm preparing my toppings I usually sear the ground beef, ham, and sage saucage. I also sometimes slice up pepperoni to add to the pizza. Of late our local store has added the option of purchasing small chunks of pepperoni to nibble on. Well my wife loves them so I usually have on hand, thus making the small pieces avilable to slice nd add to the mix. of toppings that I use on the pizza. You could also purchase pre sliced full size pepperoni, or buy a stick of pepperoni and slice your own. This is a better method in our opinion as the fresh flavor achieved this waay is more appealing than the dried out pre sliced product.

Here you see a photo of my meat ready to sear.

Saucage/Ground beef cooking

I use whatever kinds of meat that I have on hand, Ground Beef, Saucage, Ham,etc.
I use whatever kinds of meat that I have on hand, Ground Beef, Saucage, Ham,etc. | Source

Remove pepper core / seeds

Remove the pepper core and seeds.
Remove the pepper core and seeds. | Source
Tomato and pepper ready to use.
Tomato and pepper ready to use. | Source
tomato sliced thin.
tomato sliced thin. | Source

The photos above show how thin I cut the pepper and tomato.

Meats Ready

Once the meat is seared I use my small metal colander to drain off the excess fat that cooks out. One reason that I usually pre-cook the meat.

Drain Meat fat

Meat Drained and ready.
Meat Drained and ready. | Source

Roll out dough

When I have finished cooking the meat, it's usually been long enough to begin and roll out my dough.

Roll out dough

I use this rolling pin to roll the dough.
I use this rolling pin to roll the dough. | Source

Toppings

Once you have the dough rolled out to a thickness that you desire I begin to add the toppings, starting with the tomato slices in my situation. You might want to add pizza sauce.

Toppings

Begin to add toppings.
Begin to add toppings. | Source

You probably noticed that I don't have a proper pizza pan, Well I used to have a cooking stone (flat stone made for baking on) but I attempted to make Naan on my grill. Thinking that the dough might seep through the grill I thought well it would be neat to use the stone. WRONG, I broke the stone I think because the stone didn't heat evenly. Shoot.....

So now I use the back of one of my cookie sheets. Seems to work well.

Additional Toppings

I then add my additional toppings, I begin with a light coat of truffle oil. I spread this all over the dough then using a fork I poke the dough full of holes to prevent bubbles from forming. Next I add Tomatoes sliced paper thin,Peppers, cooked meats, black olives (sliced thin) and lastly the Mozzarella.


The last that I add is usually the olive oil with Black truffles.

Last to add

We find that we just love the flavor of truffle oil.
We find that we just love the flavor of truffle oil. | Source

Cook the Pizza

Next I place the prepared pizza into my oven at 375 degrees, for approximately half hour to cook.

Oven Ready

Oven pre-heated to 375 degrees.
Oven pre-heated to 375 degrees. | Source

Remove from Oven

After the pizza has had suficient time to cook through, I remove it from the oven and place it on top ready to cut into managable pieces.

Pizza Ready

Pizza cooked and ready to slice.
Pizza cooked and ready to slice. | Source

Slice Pizza

Next I have this curved knife that works wonderfully to slice the pizza. I first slice one direction the turn and slice the opposite direction.

Slice Pizza

The pizza being sliced.
The pizza being sliced. | Source

Cutting Pizza

Rock the knife from the heel.
Rock the knife from the heel. | Source

My knife

By rocking this knife from the heel to the point, it makes cutting the pizza so simple, and easy.

Turn other direction

I turn the knife and slice in the other direction.
I turn the knife and slice in the other direction. | Source

Serve

Next comes the great part. I serve the pizza using the knife on it's side. Makes a wonderful server.

Serve Pizza

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Ready to eat, yuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmm...........
Ready to eat, yuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmm........... | Source

We love this style pizza.

My wife and I can usually eat at least a third of this.
My wife and I can usually eat at least a third of this. | Source

We have some left over, and as we all know left overs are delishious the next day, as the flavors have melded together and taste wonderful. We have a toster oven that we use to re-heat the pizza in so that it's warm the next day without getting all soggy like if you were to re-heat it in the microwave oven.

The only trouble is that one or two pieces are so filling, and the flavors say "EAT MORE" but

your'e already full.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Please pass the pizza!!! It would be nice if we could share via cyberspace. Pizza is a favorite food and homemade pizza is the best!! This looks so tempting. Thanks for all of the helpful photos.

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      Andy 3 years ago

      excellent recipe!

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Wow yummy!!!!

      I love pizza and the photos are very tempting!

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      Bonnie 3 years ago

      Love all the details. Can't wait to try this !

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