Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Meatball Sicilian Pizza Recipe


Meatball Sicilian Style Pizza

Precooked dough to make it extra crispy

Pepperoni Sicilian Pizza
My husband is Sicilian. Their dough is the same but the rising process is a little different. We Romans like it thin and crispy in our family. This is a pleasant change once in awhile to me although not my favorite way. The thick but crispy bottom is a filling pizza with lots of bread compared to the cracker crisp thin crust.

Love that crispy crust!
The secret to making this thick crust that's not doughy, is to precook the dough until a deep golden brown. Place the toppings on and bake it again until the top is browned and the meat is cooked and cheese is crispy. Simply delicious!


Pizza Dough
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 pk dry yeast dissolved in 2 cups luke warm water

1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar

4 tablespoons olive oil

Mix until forms a ball, knead until smooth and elastic, add more flour if dough is sticky , this should not be dry but firm until a ball forms. Rise in a bowl covered with a wet towel, until doubled in size in warm spot, away from draft.... stretch out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and let rise until 1 1/2 inches thickness.  Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown on the bottom around 20 minutes if this puffs up in the middle pierce with a fork to get the air out of the dough. Take out oven brush top with olive oil.  Topping suggestions: Spread with tomato sauce store bought or (homemade see recipe below),  mozzarella cheese and any meat toppings of choice,  meatballs click here for recipe,  sausage, peperoni, mushroom, peppers, olives, (ham, pineapple),(  sliced tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, ricotta, garlic for vegetarian lovers ) Whatever you prefer. Sprinkle with grating cheese, dried oregano, garlic powder, pepper,(cayenne pepper optional for the folks who prefer hot and spicy!) Bake until brown and crispy and cheese has melted on top. Enjoy!
 
Pizza Sauce Recipe
 
1 28 ounce can whole tomatoes
1 bell pepper cleaned and seeded
3 cloves cleaned garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon each, oregano, basil, garlic powder, parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
 
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Cook in a medium size saucepan around 1/2 hour on medium heat.  Spread on cooked pizza shell. Bake as directed above.
 
 

11 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

An ultimate comfort food! Great crust!

Lenia said...

This pizza is fantastic!I go hungry only by seeing it!Buona giornata,carina!

Tina Bk said...

I have some commercial grade deep dish pizza pans and have used them a few times. Your tip here I think will help, since I have yet to be happy with the crusts I have made in the past. Your pizza does look delicious-toppings as well as crust. Have a great day Claudia!

Greg said...

This sounds delicious and I have a bunch of meatballs in the freezer. I see a pizza and a bottle of wine for dinner sometime this weekend.

Claudia said...

Currently making Mexican Meatballs and expect leftovers.) This would be a delicious way to use them up!

Jenn Kendall said...

what a great looking pizza!

Trix said...

Like you, I tend to go for a crispy thin crust, so I love the way ou've made this crispy. Yes, change is fun now and then!

Connie said...

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Jennifer said...

I got this feeling I would break down faced with this awesome pizza! That crust does look amazing!! Jen

Reeni said...

Sicilian pizza rocks! Especially with meatballs! I'm drooling.

Woodworkin' & Good Eats said...

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