Pepperoni Pizza

Serves: 8

This recipe comes from a man who worked in a Chicago pizza shop, and it is the best pizza recipe ever! If you don't have a bread machine, just put the ingredients in a food processor and mix it up until it forms a dough ball. I love this recipe because you don't have to let the dough rise, making it fast and easy.

Yield: 8 servings
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1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce
1 to 3 teaspoons sugar, optional
1 (8-ounce) package sliced pepperoni
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
No-salt California garlic powder, sprinkled to taste


In bread machine pan, place the first eight ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).

When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 14-in. circle. Sprinkle a greased 14-in. pizza pan with cornmeal. Transfer dough to prepared pan.

Combine spaghetti sauce and sugar if desired; spread over dough. Top with the pepperoni, tomatoes, onion, cheeses and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle California garlic over pizza.

Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 slices.


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