Pizza- Diomira’s

Photo by Renee Wilson

From the kitchen of Diomira Putano

In a bowl:

4 Tbsp sugar

5 Tbsp oil

1 tsp salt

Mix.

Add:

1 egg

Set aside.

Dissolve:

2 packages yeast in 1 c milk or water, warmed

Add to egg bowl & mix.

Add:

3 1/2 c flour

Mix good.

If dough is sticky, touch your hand in flour & keep mixing until it is smooth.

Leave in bowl & let rise until doubled.

Rub 5 Tbsp oil all over a cookie sheet. *see NOTE

Spread the dough.

Let it rise again.

Bake @ 375 for 8 minutes.

If it isn’t a nice golden color, put it back in oven for 2-3 minutes.

Spread pizza sauce over crust.

Sprinkle with grated Romano cheese.

Put back in oven just to let the sauce get a little firm, just so it won’t be runny, about 10-15 minutes. Don’t let the sauce get dry.

NOTES:

  • I think 5 Tbsp oil on the cookie sheet is a typo because the oil sloshed out of the pan when I spread the dough, so I generously coat the pan without measuring. -Stephanie
  • This dough makes a thick crust. The longer it rises, the thicker it will be. It will continue to rise as it bakes. The edges are golden & crisp from all of that oil. The center is amazingly soft.
  • I make this with a bread machine, layering in this order: warmed water/ milk on bottom, dry ingredients, egg, yeast. Use pizza dough setting. Proceed with spreading dough in oiled pan. – Stephanie