Homemade Pizza

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The great thing about making your own pizza is that you can top it with whatever you like. This is also a fun family activity!

Homemade Pizza Crust:

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2tbsp. shortening
  • 1/4tsp. salt
  • 1 package yeast (fast acting)
  • 3-6 cups of flour (depending on the size of the pizza you are making)

Dissolve yeast into the hot water. Add remaining ingredients with the water.
You should have a ball of dough if done correctly.
Divide the dough in half and spread onto pizza pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
Spread sauce over crust (recipe follows).

Homemade Pizza Sauce:

  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 chopped green peppers
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and cook on low for about 1 hour.
Spoon over crust and add your favorite cheese and other toppings.

Bake completed pizza in oven at 350 degrees again until cheese is melted and pizza is hot.

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